Home From the Vinyl Cafe: A Year Of Stories

4.12 avg rating
( 1,278 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143169703: Home From the Vinyl Cafe: A Year Of Stories
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Welcome back to the Vinyl Cafe and to the wonderful, quirky world of its proprietor and his family and friends. Home from the Vinyl Cafe takes us into a year in the life of Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam as they bump and stumble from one Christmas fiasco to the next. In between, we learn of Dave and Morley's first meeting, on ice, and Stephanie's own early adventures in love. We hear of Dave and Morley's sometimes misguided, but always heartfelt, efforts at parenting. Whether it's sending the kids to camp, putting up the Christmas lights or losing control at the grocery store, in the hands of master storyteller Stuart McLean, everyday events are seen for all their challenges and hilarious possibilities.

Warm, witty and moving, these are stories that will walk right into your life and make themselves at home.


 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

STUART McLEAN was a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. McLean was awarded the Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award in 2004. He is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. In 2014 he was awarded the CBA Lifetime Achievement Award. 
https://www.facebook.com/VinylCafe

From Publishers Weekly:

Colloquial, interlocking stories chronicle the ups and downs of a suburban Toronto couple in this warm-hearted latest by Canadian author and broadcast personality McLean (Stories from the Vinyl Café). "Holland" considers the courtship and marriage of Dave, the owner of the eponymous record store, and his wife, Morley; early differences in perspective (she thinks eating raw onions is gross; he can't stand those frou-frou chive snippets in his eggs) lead them to a spontaneous skating trip to Holland to cement their romance. "Sourdough" concerns what happens when a neighbor asks Dave to baby-sit the starter for his precious sourdough bread; the sweet, charming "Burd" charts the consequences of Dave's decision to feed an unlikely avian visitor. Dave's daughter and niece enter the picture in subsequent stories, and McLean includes funny scenes about holiday dinners and road trips as well as poignant thoughts about the inevitable failing of Dave and Morley's parents. McLean's natural flair for storytelling helps overcome the limitations of the Lake Wobegonesque conceit, and while he reaches for overly cute, contrived humor in several entries, the overall package is highly enjoyable.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140277432: Home From the Vinyl Cafe

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0140277439 ISBN 13:  9780140277432
Publisher: Penguin, 1999
Softcover

9780743270007: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories

Simon ..., 2005
Hardcover

9780143056034: Home From The Vinyl Cafe

Pengui..., 2005
Softcover

9781594482748: Home from the Vinyl Cafe

Riverh..., 2007
Softcover

9780670882168: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A year of stories

Viking, 1998
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McLean, Stuart
Published by Penguin Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 014316970X ISBN 13: 9780143169703
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Canada, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11014316970X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

McLean, Stuart
ISBN 10: 014316970X ISBN 13: 9780143169703
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SPHINX BOOKSTORE
(OTTAWA, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # PO-97

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Stuart McLean
Published by Penguin Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 014316970X ISBN 13: 9780143169703
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Canada, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M014316970X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds