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The Resource Last bus to wisdom : a novel, Ivan Doig, (cd)

Last bus to wisdom : a novel, Ivan Doig, (cd)

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Last bus to wisdom : a novel
Title
Last bus to wisdom
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Doig
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Language
eng
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"--
Summary
Rejected by his domineering great aunt during the summer of 1951, imaginative eleven-year-old Donal travels back to his ailing grandmother's home accompanied by his German great uncle while experiencing haphazard adventures along the way
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Audio
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Adults, 2015
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Provided by publisher
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10471492
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RB
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Doig, Ivan
Dewey number
813.54
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1160
PerformerNote
Narrated by David Aaron Baker
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Baker, Aaron
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True
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  • CD
  • Boys
  • Uncles
  • Travelers
  • Road fiction
  • Bildungsromans
Target audience
adult
Label
Last bus to wisdom : a novel, Ivan Doig, (cd)
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Extent
13 audio disks (15.75 hours)
Isbn
9781470372071
Other physical details
digital
Label
Last bus to wisdom : a novel, Ivan Doig, (cd)
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Extent
13 audio disks (15.75 hours)
Isbn
9781470372071
Other physical details
digital

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