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Raisin Wine

Raisin Wine

(2007)
A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
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A warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.

This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario's future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting. Behind the outrageous stories, larger-than life-characters, and descriptions of the mores of a small village in the heart of Ontario's cottage country are flashes of insight from the perspective of a child that recall the great classic Who has Seen the Windby W.O. Mitchell.

But why "a different Muskoka?" Because the boy was a half-breed kid. Visits to his mother's reserve showed him that he was caught between two worlds. His mother's fight with depression flowed from that dilemma. His father - the book's main character - was a lovable, white, working class, happy-go-lucky guy who never had any money but who made the best home brew in the village - and his specialty was raisin wine.

Like that raisin wine, this unusual book goes down easily and has a kick to it.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : Canada Hardback
Title: Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
Author(s): James K Bartleman
ISBN: 0-7710-1140-7 / 978-0-7710-1140-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2008 : Canada Paperback
Title: Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
Author(s): James K Bartleman
ISBN: 0-7710-1264-0 / 978-0-7710-1264-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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