Dave and Morley would no doubt tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings and muddle. That's not to say there is anything particularly unusual about the family and friends at the Vinyl Cafe. Like the rest of us, Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam are just doing their best to respond to the challenges of modern life.
After all, who hasn't started a small home fix-it job only to set fire to walls and destroy whole rooms? Who wouldn't try to toilet-train a cat? Who hasn't created mass hysteria and utter pandemonium at a school concert? Who hasn't lost an aging relative while visiting our nation's capital?
With Vinyl Cafe Unplugged, fans of Stuart McLean's previous story collections will be delighted to meet again with the folks from the Vinyl Cafe neighbourhood in fourteen hilarious hymns to common foibles and everyday absurdities.
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STUART McLEAN writes and hosts the popular CBC Radio show The Vinyl Cafe. Over one million people around the world tune in to the show every week. He is the author of many bestselling and award-winning books, including eight collections of Vinyl Cafe stories.From Publishers Weekly:
This latest installment to Canadian radio host McLean's Vinyl Cafe series continues the agreeable story of record shop owner Dave; his wife, Morley; their dog, Arthur; and their kids Sam and Stephanie. The lovable Canadian clan wobbles its way through family life and life at the record store, ranging from a gentle yarn of homemade Christmas gifts to the near hysteria of a school play gone wrong; even a false fire alarm can't douse the warm fuzzies. A host of wacky characters orbits Dave's family, including a British aunt who harangues them into making a suitable cup of tea and later disappears when she climbs into a boat on the back of a trailer and is driven off, and Morley's ramrod-straight former roommate, who watches, horrified, as Morley's wild children influence her own. McLean has a talent for describing the little details that reveal our neuroses and folly, but also our generosity and love. These quirky vignettes are as sweet as they are funny, a well-timed holiday treat from a Canadian Garrison Keillor. (Dec.)
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Book Description Granta Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 186207853X