Last bus to wisdom: A Novel

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Full title last bus to wisdom
Author doig ivan
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author Ivan Doig
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display_description "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 another treasure of a novel from the best storyteller of the West"--
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Boys -- Fiction, Road fiction, Travelers -- Fiction, Uncles -- Fiction
title_display Last bus to wisdom
title_full Last Bus to Wisdom A Novel, Last bus to wisdom / Ivan Doig
title_short Last bus to wisdom
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Boys, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Travelers, Uncles