©2009 Tom Bodett; (P)2009 Random House Audio
Bodett, Alaskan humorist (The End of the Road), returns to the old garage in the small Alaskan town of End of the Road, a local landmark where the colorful characters in this miscellany gather to tell and retell their stories....The stories, like the characters, are plain and simple, evocative of life in a frontier state. Readers will place Bodett, a radio personality, in the company of such commentators on Americana as Garrison Keillor. (Publishers Weekly)
"Meeting his characters is like meeting people in a small town with real-life pleasures and problems. Junkyard owner Argus Winslow took 25 years to ask Ruby McClay for a date, and never understood the 'indelicacy' of bringing rabbit stew to an annual Easter egg hunt. Emmit Frank, city manager, succumbs to the beauty and natural pleasures (fishing) of Alaska...." (School Library Journal)
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