Meet Iain Reid: an overeducated, underemployed twenty-something, living in the big city in a bug-filled basement apartment and struggling to make ends meet. When Iain lands a job at a radio station near his childhood home, he decides to take it. But the work is only part time, so he is forced to move back in with his lovable but eccentric parents on their hobby farm. What starts out as a temporary arrangement turns into a year-long extended stay, in which Iain finds himself fighting with the farm fowl, taking fashion advice from the elderly, fattening up on a gluttonous fare of home-cooked food, and ultimately easing (perhaps a little too comfortably) into the semi-retired, rural lifestyle. A hilarious and heartwarming comic memoir about food, family, and finally growing up, One Bird’s Choice marks the arrival of a funny, original, and fresh new voice.
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A 2011 CBC Bookie Award Winner: Non-Fiction
"Reid's writing is...engaging and humorous."—Winnipeg Free Press
"The real heroes of the book are Iain Reid's parents, delightfully quirky and ever loving..."—Ottawa Xpress
"Reid isn't trying to teach anybody how to eat, pray or love: he simply observes himself, his family and all their laughable idiosyncrasies..."—Maclean's Magazine
"He's captured a time and place that defines a giant piece of this province, its traditions, and its history."—National Geographic
"...gentle but hilarious humor that had me chortling without a break."—Montreal Gazette
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Book Description House of Anansi Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0887842984I3N00
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