Last bus to wisdom [sound recording] / Ivan Doig.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Easton Public Library||ACD DOIG, IVAN (Text to phone)||37777129202008||Adult Fiction CD||Available||-|
|Kent Memorial Library - Suffield||CDA DOIG (Text to phone)||32518133933930||Adult Book on CD||Available||-|
|Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield||CD SPOKEN DOI (Text to phone)||36123134755196||Adult Fiction CD||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781470372071
- ISBN: 147037207X
- Physical Description: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
|General Note:||Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
|Participant or Performer Note:||Narrated by David Aaron Baker.|
|Summary, etc.:||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.|
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Last Bus to Wisdom
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The final novel from beloved Western writer Doig, who died in 2015, is a lighthearted, picaresque tale following 11-year-old orphan Donal Cameron, who flees his tightly wound aunt and hops a Greyhound back to the freedom of his grandmother's Montana ranch. His henpecked uncle, Herman the German, takes off with him, and the two sweep across the country in this classic American story. Set in the big-sky landscape, it's part road book, part buddy book, and part bildungsroman. Narrator David Aaron Baker's rough and wry narration brings wit and humor to the lovable characters and rollicking yarn. This book is a worthy ultimate offering from an author who pleased so many during his four decades in print. VERDICT This is essential listening for devotees of Doig's work; no Western fan will be disappointed. ["Doig's superb storytelling does not disappoint. The dialog is snappy, funny, and true to the charming characters": LJ 7/15 starred review of the Riverhead hc.]-Mark John Swails, Johnson Cty. Community Coll., Overland Park, KS Â© Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.