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Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel by Ivan Doig

Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel

by Ivan Doig

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What more can I add to all the great reviews ? Had not realized Mr. Doig had passed away.I will miss his writings. ( )
  cindysprocket | Sep 28, 2017 |
The author is recently deceased but this is my first encounter with his work. The book is a fictional account of an eleven year old budding con-artist making his way in the world away from his grandmother. Apparently, much of the background is related to the author's own life. A good read, not very heavy. ( )
  mldavis2 | Sep 24, 2017 |
Story telling that draws you in page by page. Not dramatic, everyday routines, plain characters that grow to become larger than they appear in the mirror. Good to the last sentence. ( )
  deldevries | Sep 14, 2017 |
I read this for a book group and enjoyed it very much. It is the story of an 11-year-old boy and his eventful summer when he is sent to visit his unpleasant Aunt Kate in Wisconsin while his devoted grandmother recovers from surgery back in Montana. ( )
  Deelightful | May 28, 2017 |
Ivan Doig at his best tells a tale of an 11 year old boy sent by his Grandma from a Montana ranch to her sister in Wisconsin, who he's never met, on a Greyhound Bus. The abusive sister sends him back shortly and he is joined by her German husband who has had enough of the nitpicking bitty. Their adventures traveling back to Montana and joining a hay crew in Wisdom are fun. Seems like a simple tale, but it is aways intriguing and puts life lessons on full display. ( )
  ZachMontana | May 9, 2017 |
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What is that feeling when you're driving away from people
and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skin. – JACK KEROUAC, On the Road
To Tony Angell, For friendship as enduring as stone
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The town of Gros Ventre was so far from anywhere that you had to take a bus to catch the bus.
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