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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Porcupine's Quill (Nov. 15 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889842469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889842465
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 14 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 349 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #420,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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There's this thing I do every morning, at least every morning since I've been sleeping on the bottom bunk of the bunk-bed, with my brother Duncan on top. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8 2003
I rarely read books about kids, and enjoy them even more rarely. But this one came highly recommended by my (adult) daughter, so I had to read it - and couldn't put it down. If you like Garrison Keillor, you'd love Ian McGillis : for his sharp eye, his hilarious yet down-to-earth prose, his intimate knowledge of and intimate relationship with a working-class suburb of Edmonton where he grew up.
But if you hate Garrison Keillor, you'd love Ian McGillis anyway, for his prose is more light-hearted and structured, that is, much easier and more entertaining to read.
Every baby boomer would instantly recognize those fabulous times when CCR were at the peak of their fame, when Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull were still a novelty (McGillis writes about them all), when a dime bought you a set of baseball cards, and when school violence was unheard of - so kids were freer to discover themselves, the world around them, and their place in it. Yet Glengarry is not your average North American suburb: it's in Alberta, so many characters bear East European, often Ukrainian names, and are colorful in their own unique ways waiting to be discovered by the reader. A truly delightful book!
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AMAZING Book Nov. 24 2010
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The best piece of Canadian literature I have ever read. Was told to read first chapter over a weekend for school and read the whole thing. The character development is on par with Salinger and the plot is cunningly brilliant. READ THIS BOOK.
Funny, smart, and observant July 8 2003
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I rarely read books about kids, and enjoy them even more rarely. But this one came highly recommended by my (adult) daughter, so I had to read it - and couldn't put it down. If you like Garrison Keillor, you'd love Ian McGillis : for his sharp eye, his hilarious yet down-to-earth prose, his intimate knowledge of and intimate relationship with a working-class suburb of Edmonton where he grew up.
But if you hate Garrison Keillor, you'd love Ian McGillis anyway, for his prose is more light-hearted and structured, that is, much easier and more entertaining to read.
Every baby boomer would instantly recognize those fabulous times when CCR were at the peak of their fame, when Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull were still a novelty (McGillis writes about them all), when a dime bought you a set of baseball cards, and when school violence was unheard of - so kids were freer to discover themselves, the world around them, and their place in it. Yet Glengarry is not your average North American suburb: it's in Alberta, so many characters bear East European, often Ukrainian names, and are colorful in their own unique ways waiting to be discovered by the reader. A truly delightful book!

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