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Last bus to wisdom, Ivan Doig

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Last bus to wisdom
Title
Last bus to wisdom
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Ivan Doig
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Language
eng
Summary
Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for "female trouble" in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate -- bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical -- is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can't seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate decides to pack him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But to Donal's surprise, he's not traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way
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Title
Last bus to wisdom
Creator
Summary
"In the spirit of The Bartender's Tale, a lively and poignant coming-of-age story about a boy and his great-uncle on a cross-country odyssey. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for "female trouble" in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate-bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical--is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German (as Donal discovers him to be), and Donal can't seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate decides to pack him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But to Donal's surprise, he's not traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way. Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is anothertreasure of a novel from the best storyteller of the West"--
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10435892
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O415
LC item number
L37 2016
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1160
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Ivan Doig
Last bus to wisdom, Ivan Doig
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Last bus to wisdom, Ivan Doig
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
713 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410480262
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015032777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat49
System control number
  • ocn919068310
  • (OCoLC)919068310
  • 1329893

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
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