Going to the Zoo

by Laura Lush | Pets & Animals |
ISBN: 088801273x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPooker3wing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 9/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPooker3wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, September 27, 2008
Purchased from the Grace Hospital used book sale ($6.00/bag). A collection of interrelated stories by a Canadian author/poet.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPooker3wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sometimes the thing about a book of short stories that I find so disappointing is that the book is too darn short! I loved these stories. They drew me in and kept me engrossed and smiling until I reluctantly came to the last word, sighed and wished there were more.

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.


Journal Entry 3 by wingPooker3wing at York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, April 10, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (4/10/2010 UTC) at York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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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!

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