Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel

By | December 12, 2017
Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel Author Ivan Doig
ISBN-10 110198256X
ISBN-13 9781101982563
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus ReviewThe final novel from a great American storyteller Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doigs beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven year olds 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 Katebossy opinionated argumentative and tyrannicalis nothing like her sister She henpecks her good natured husband Herman the German and Donal cant seem to get on her good side either After one contretemps too many Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound But as it turns out Donal isnt 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 Wisdomis a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers From the Hardcover edition

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