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Last bus to wisdom

Author: Ivan Doig
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016. ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Road fiction
Bildungsromans
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Doig
ISBN: 9781410480262 1410480267 9781432837440 1432837443
OCLC Number: 919068310
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
Description: 713 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Responsibility: Ivan Doig.

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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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