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As we enter the world of four-year-old Brian O'Connal, his father the druggist, his Uncle Sean, his mother, and his formidable Scotch grandmother ("she belshes…a lot"), it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary book. As we watch Brian grow up, the prairie and its surprising inhabitants like the Ben and Saint Sammy – and the rich variety of small-town characters – become unforgettable. This book will be a delightful surprise for all those who are aware of it, but have never quite got around to reading it, till now.
Generally, when I visit a place, I like to read fiction or non-fiction books about the location. After marrying into an Alberta prairie farm family, it seemed natural to read this... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Paige Terner
I read the book many years ago and wanted to gift it to my 9-year old grandson. I wanted to re-read it to make sure that it would be suitable for him. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Aileen Wetzstein
I loved this book. The story of a young boy in a small Canadian town. It brought back memories of my youth being raised in a small town. The local people and their relationships. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Mary S
Excellent. How many more words must I write to be polite? Seriously, if one is satisfied
stop with the word requirements!
It's funny...my copy of this book is worn and aging, but you can still read the author's autograph and personal note to me on the inside. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Erin Hanton
Was forced to read this in highschool. It was the most god-awful boring book I've ever read before. Read morePublished on February 7, 2009 by K. Hookey
This is one of the most boring books i have ever read. There is no story. Nothing happens. Each sentence in this book is a long, drawn out, boring attempt to be profoundly... Read morePublished on October 19, 2004 by reading man