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Home from the Vinyl Cafe

(1998)
A Year of Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
Welcome to the world of the Vinyl Cafe. Meet Dave, the proud owner of the world's smallest record store. Meet his pal, Kenny Wong, who runs Wong's Scottish Meat Pies. Meet Dave's wife and their children. Watch while they all bump and stumble through a hilarious year of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle.

The adventures begin in December with Dave's disastrous yet inspired attempts to cook the family turkey. And they move through the seasons to the following Christmas's fiasco, when Dave accidentally spikes the kids' punch bowl at his neighbor's Christmas soiree.

Home from the Vinyl Cafe also explores the tender awkwardness of first love, the challenges presented by a dying guinea pig, and the answer to the question of why a teenager would rather eat vegetables and clean his room than go on a family vacation.

Whether it's the mystery of sending kids to camp, the dangers of putting up Christmas lights, or the potential for mayhem at the grocery store, in the hands of humorist and master storyteller Stuart McLean the chaotic melody of daily life is underscored by the harmonious sounds of family, friends, and neighbors.

Warm, witty, and moving, these stories will walk right into your life and make themselves at home.


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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0-7432-7000-2 / 978-0-7432-7000-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0-670-88216-X / 978-0-670-88216-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home From the Vinyl Cafe: A Year Of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0-14-316970-X / 978-0-14-316970-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 1-59448-274-8 / 978-1-59448-274-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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May 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0-7432-7001-0 / 978-0-7432-7001-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 1-86207-856-4 / 978-1-86207-856-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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December 2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Home From The Vinyl Cafe
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0-14-305603-4 / 978-0-14-305603-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Limited
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 1-86207-774-6 / 978-1-86207-774-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0-14-027743-9 / 978-0-14-027743-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories
Author(s): Stuart McLean
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon