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Publisher Description

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. 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
August 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Seattle therapist ,

The Last Bus to Wisdom

I loved this book. The characters were well developed but left me wanting to know more about each one. The trips on the “Dog Bus” were fun as our main protagonist tried to get people o write in his autograph book.
Enjoyed the journey immensely!

Flaming Gorge ,

Wonder

Love Ivan Doug books and this one has places that are out right funny. But the travel through this child’s life is a delight.

Books I've read ,

Brought me back to a simpler time

Got a taste of many areas as The last bus to Wisdom - traveled thru the country side with its colorful characters!

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