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Home From The Vinyl Cafe: A Year Of Stories

byStuart Mclean

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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Welcome back to the Vinyl Cafe and to the wonderful, quirky world of its proprietor and his family and friends. Home from the Vinyl Cafe takes us into a year in the life of Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam as they bump and stumble from one Christmas fiasco to the next. In between, we learn of Dave and Morley's first meeting, on ice, and Stephanie's own early adventures in love. We hear of Dave and Morley's sometimes misguided, but always heartfelt, efforts at parenting. Whether it's sending the kids to camp, putting up the Christmas lights or losing control at the grocery store, in the hands of master storyteller Stuart McLean, everyday events are seen for all their challenges and hilarious possibilities.

Warm, witty and moving, these are stories that will walk right into your life and make themselves at home.


STUART McLEAN was a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. McLean was awarded the Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award in 2004. He is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. In 2014 he was awarded the CBA Lifetime Achievement ...
Title:Home From The Vinyl Cafe: A Year Of StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.2 × 5.3 × 0.7 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014316970X

ISBN - 13:9780143169703

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I loved his radio show so much and the books are so great to have for a collection of his stories. I read this one every christmas!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it Never thought that everyday life was full of so many small but momentous adventures and misadventures.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! My new favourite series of books! So wonderfully written, definitely feel good books. They've become addicting and I'm planning on completing my collection, can't stop reading them and thinking about them. Amazing perspective from each character in the family and the way they interconnect, I enjoy being brought along on their journeys.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Stuart McLean can tell a story like no one else. Simply a wonderful book.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Humour I love Stuart McLean's sense of humour - and the hilarious situations he creates for Dave and Marley!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Stuart McLean! This is a great anytime book. The situations that this family finds themselves in are hilarious. And yet, even though you may not have gone through the same situation, he helps you to find humor in the erveryday tragedies that happen in your life, and if someone else looks at them they are funny. Mr. McLean is a fantastic storyteller. You can read this book a chapter at a time, or a quick read from cover to cover. Either way, you will be entertained. This book is a great gift to give someone that has everything.
Date published: 2011-09-01

Editorial Reviews

“McLean keeps comedy writing alive in Canada.” - Winnipeg Free Press“The man can tell a story…. He has a remarkable ability to polish the everyday and give it a gleam…. It is a generous and remarkable thing, best shared with a wink and a nod and a good cup of tea.” - The Globe and Mail“Stuart McLean is one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers.” - The Ottawa Citizen“The same blend of charm and humour as the No. 1 Ladies Detective Series’.” - The Times (London)“Rip-roaringly funny…. A cozy, meandering, often laugh-out-loud treat.” - Kirkus Reviews (New York)“It’s rare to find a book that would be the perfect gift for a good friend or a total stranger, but Home from the Vinyl Cafe is that rare find because it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy and treasure this collection of stories.” - Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)“McLean’s wry depiction of the hapless Dave and his family is apt, hilarious and never saccharin. We defy you to read the chapter on their unintentional kitchen renovation [in the Vinyl Café Unplugged] without hooting with laughter.” - Chatelaine