Stories From The Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McleanStories From The Vinyl Cafe by Stuart Mclean

Stories From The Vinyl Cafe

byStuart Mclean

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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Like an old friend who's turned up in town, Stuart McLean returns with Stories from the Vinyl Cafe, his bestselling collection of tales based on his enormously popular Vinyl Cafe radio program.

The collection features Canada's much-loved fictional family: Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam. Stories from the Vinyl Cafe also introduces a host of other wonderfully imagined characters, such as Margaret Dwyer, a suburban housewife who startles herself by shoplifting a pepperoni sausage, and Flora Perriton, who is consumed with thoughts of lost opportunities when an old friend passes away. Then there's Ed, who-overcome by the death of his favourite rock star-embarks on a pilgrimage to New York City to meet the singer's widow.

As always, the stories in this rewarding and irreverent collection prove that Stuart McLean is indeed a national treasure.

STUART McLEAN writes and hosts the popular CBC Radio show The Vinyl Cafe. Over one million people around the world tune in to the show every week. He is the author of many bestselling and award-winning books, including eight collections of Vinyl Cafe stories.
Title:Stories From The Vinyl CafeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143169718

ISBN - 13:9780143169710

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from :'( "Everyone should get to drive a car with everything they own piled around the,. All alone. Heading towards the horizon. Driving into the future." Going to miss him.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh Out Loud Funny McLean was a national treasure and these stories are a wonderful way to keep his legacy alive. These are wonderful stories that should be shared.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I have to say, I'd always prefer to hear McLean read his own stories out loud, but this is the next best thing.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Stuart McLean is a master story teller. Love it.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 Stuart McLean is the hidden gem of Canada. His short stories create gut-wrenching laughter that truly brings you back to the simplicity of "home."
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky and Relatable This book- among all of other pieces of work by Stuart McLean- is well-written and touches very close to home. The stories are relatable, funny, and they serve as a reminder of how important family is, and how glorious the little things in life can be.
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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 cosy, 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