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Synopsis: Many Canadian parents are familiar with the painful tradition of the seven a.m. practice. It is enacted weekly across the country – hours before most sane people think of rising from their beds – as long-suffering mothers and fathers bundle sleepy children into the family car or minivan, then drive their budding athletes to the arena, the pool, the field, the gym...
Roy MacGregor knows the joys and frustrations of cheering on a sporting child. He has, in particular, become known as an expert on the subject of fathers, sons, and the game of hockey, where parent and child often find a rare opportunity to meet on common ground and forge a relationship mediated by their love of the sport.
But Roy MacGregor also has some first-hand experience on the subject of fathers, sons, and ear-piercing; fathers, daughters, and the pre-teen dance. In the funny, sometimes hair-raising stories collected in The Seven A.M. Practice, in which he describes life at home with his own four children, Roy MacGregor brings his gently affectionate eye to the relationship of parent and child in every aspect of their lives.
With bemused good humour, MacGregor charts the highs and lows of being a parent – from the cherished time when he is the centre of his child’s life to the sad day when it dawns on him that he is being gently nudged ever further to one side.
About the Author:
Roy MacGregor has been involved in hockey all his life. Growing up in Huntsville, Ontario, he competed for several years against a kid named Bobby Orr, who was playing in nearby Parry Sound. He later returned to the game when he and his family settled in Ottawa, where he worked for the Ottawa Citizen and became the Southam National Sports Columnist. He still plays old-timers hockey and has been a minor-hockey coach for more than a decade.
Roy MacGregor is the author of several classics in the literature of hockey. Home Game (written with Ken Dryden) and The Home Team were both number one national bestsellers. He has also written the game’s best-known novel, The Last Season. His other books include Road Games, The Seven A.M. Practice, and A Life in the Bush, a memoir of his father. He has also written books about native leaders and the Ottawa Valley.
Roy MacGregor is now a senior columnist for the National Post. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Kanata, Ontario. They have four children, Kerry, Christine, Jocelyn, and Gordon.
You can talk to Roy MacGregor at www.screechowls.com
Title: The Seven A. M. Practice : Stories of Family...
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Bookseller Inventory # G0771056001I4N00
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Book Description McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition First Printing. Fine brown cloth. Gilt titles. Fine red color pictorial DJ. Slight use. 1997, 8vo, 160pp. "A book that goes a long way to defining who we are or, at least, who we would like to be. It is as Canadian as ice on the river, a hockey puck and a couple of boys with their dad all armed with hockey sticks." Edmonton Journal. Bookseller Inventory # 007847
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0771056001 A beautiful copy on all counts. No folds, tears, creasing or writing. Tightly bound and ready to go. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1003292
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 0771056001. Bookseller Inventory # 169319
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. A gentle, affectioate look at fathers, sons, daughters and family life by the best-selling author and journalist. Most of the stories appeared in The Ottawa Citizen, City Parent magazine and on CBC's Morningside. Brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. 160pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000832
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