Secrets From the Vinyl Cafe

Secrets From the Vinyl Cafe

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Every family has its secrets.When you commit acts of arson during Christmas dinner, attempt to start a life of crime by shoplifting a lipstick, or sink your false teeth into the forbidden pleasure of corn on the cob, it's hard to come clean. But Stuart McLean has got the goods on Dave and his family.Morley, for example, is reluctant to talk about her beauty parlour betrayal and that other man in her life--Mathieu--while Dave tries to avoid mentioning his assault on an innocent dentist. These are the things they wouldn't tell you themselves: lies, white and otherwise, aliases, double lives, and all manner of petty crimes and everyday transgressions. These are the Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe .

Publisher: Toronto :, Penguin Canada,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780143173458
Branch Call Number: F MCL
Characteristics: 273 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 03, 2020

I have loved listening to Stuart McLean's stories from the very first one I ever heard. This was my first book though. I love the story compilations. The little lessons to learn from each one was a nice nostalgia to times ago. Some stories didn't have the trademark humour but they were must reads despite that. The funny parts were so funny. Highly recommend. (It would be beneficial if you knew some of the cast of characters through his CDs or other stories.)

Jan 17, 2020

I loved this short story compliation in the "Dave and Morley-verse," or the "Vinyl Cafe Expanded Universe." I teared up at "Opera" and "The Laundry Chute" and I will always remember "Tree Planting," which is an amazing story and can be seen as a guiding philosophy in life. Each story is so rich will sincerity, humour, and meaning. They all blow me away.

Feb 24, 2011

McLean's stories are good but best with time between.

Jun 12, 2010

Funniest book I've ever read

kantoni Aug 30, 2009

This was the first of Stuart's books that I ever read. At the time, it was his most recent. I became hooked! (I loved how every story had a nice, little moral at the end.) Since then, I've seen Stuart's live show, I own every book that he's written and about 5 of his books on CD.

Nov 22, 2006

This is a small book and has lots of space and cartoon like images. The stories are classic Stuart Maclean, funny and a little sad, sometimes hilarious. As usual the author''s voice can be heard as you read. I wish there were more stories and I wish they were longer. My favourite was probably the sick dog story. Highly recommended for fans of any of his earlier books or his radio broadcasts.

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