Going to the Zoo
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The book is a series of short stories, fifteen in all, in 153 pages. They are somewhat like Alice Munro's coming of age stories chronologically following the life of a young Canadian woman from childhood to young adulthood. Lush's Grace moves from a small town to a city (into the larger world so to speak). She's looking for love, looking for happiness - as we all do. And as we all do, we drag our childhoods and our embarrassing families with us.
I easily related to Grace. She's such a Canadian girl in such a Canadian family. I loved that she and her sister went to Brownies, kicked the toadstool across the room (sister did it!) and "flew up" to guides. I loved that her father moved the family from town to town. Much like I spent my own childhood, always trying to fit in - although thankfully my father moved us for legitimate reasons. Grace's father seems to decide to move on whim even though the rest of the family is quite happy to stay where they are. I love that they move to such places as Belleville and Bobcaygeon.
Grace is both weird and ordinary, her life is both funny and sad, and all of the stories are entirely delightful.
across the street from the Convention Centre, on a parking meter.
This book was released for week #15 of the Never Judge a Book by its Cover release challenge. This week the author's initials have to be either "G" or "L".
I hope the finder enjoys this book as much as I did. Happy reading!