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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Sundowner
Feb 24, 2011

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

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robbieleah
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.

pscho 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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