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Last Bus to Wisdom
Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel | Ivan Doig
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Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus Review The 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 Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s 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 Kate–bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical—is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can’t 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 isn’t 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 Wisdom is a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers. From the Hardcover edition.
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hollyann321

Life can tickle you in the ribs surprisingly when it's not digging it's thumb in.

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Wannabe_Quijote
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FINALLY going to finish this one tonight. I can‘t take anymore of #Hester‘s disapproving looks if I don‘t.

#DogsOfLitsy

suvata LOL 😂 4mo
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I‘m tired of reading in hospitals. This has gotta end soon!

Bklover Oh no! You‘re in the hospital?! Didn‘t you just have surgery? I hope you‘re feeling better soon Maybe too many fried pickles!😉. (Hope you have plenty to read!) 5mo
TrishB Hope you‘re on the mend soon. 5mo
Gaylagal2 @Wannabe_Quijote Get well soon! I've been there and no fun😉 5mo
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TheSpineView Hospitals are not at the top of my list for vacations! Get better soon! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Oh dear... I hope this is a planned issue and not an emergency 😕 5mo
Wannabe_Quijote @Bklover @TrishB @Gaylagal2 @TheSpineView @CouronneDhiver I‘m back home on some pain meds and mandated bedrest. I hope I don‘t see the inside of an ER for a long time! 5mo
Bklover Me too! Take it easy! 5mo
Gaylagal2 @Wannabe_Quijote I'm so glad for you that you're home! That's when you can get well and be in your own bed and chill🤙Take good care❤️ 5mo
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JoScho Feeling any better this morning? 6mo
Wannabe_Quijote @JoScho Everyday is a bit easier. I‘m having a hard time being patient, though! 6mo
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The #Percocet is making it hard to concentrate and get as much #reading in as I had hoped ☹️

LauraJ Perfect time to read some Hunter S. Thompson! Or maybe a Motley Crüe bio ?? 6mo
Wannabe_Quijote Great suggestion, @LauraJ 6mo
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sprainedbrain Awwww 😍 7mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽🖤 7mo
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JSW
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Today‘s @bookshopsc Birthday Sale book haul! Super excited!

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Ginath13
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Only halfway through but I am loving this book. I can‘t believe I‘ve never heard of Ivan Doig until now!

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Chringla

"We take a leap of fate."
Believe me, I have looked this up, and the roots of *fate* and *faith* are not the same.

p. 306

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KathyM

just finished discussion with book friends on this one - we loved it! check it out.... but it's better if you' re achild of the fifties/ sixties 😊