Home From The Vinyl Cafe

A Year Of Stories

Stuart Mclean

Published: 1 May 2006
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781862078567


Welcome to the Vinyl Cafe. Motto: 'We May Not Be Big, But We're Small'. Introducing Dave, owner of a downtown Toronto record store, and his wife, Morley, and their valiant attempts to rise to the challenges of modern life. In these hymns to common foibles and absurdities, nothing ever quite goes according to plan. A sleepover for ten small boys ends abruptly after an inadvertent screening of The Night of the Zombies; a family holiday is interrupted by a surprising feline discovery under the bonnet of the car; a balding guinea pig runs up a vet's bill for $563.30; and preparations for Christmas dinner unexpectedly involve an electric blanket, a hair dryer, a bottle of Scotch and a hotel bill. Along the way, Dave and Morley battle to maintain perspective on the idiosyncrasies of elderly parents, teenage children, friends, neighbours and unannounced guests.

About the author

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Stuart McLean is one of Canada's best-selling authors. His CBC radio show, The Vinyl Cafe, attracts 700,000 listeners every weekend. He has twice won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Granta Books publish Vinyl Cafe Unplugged and Home from the Vinyl Cafe. Stuart McLean lives in Toronto. More about the author

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