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Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka

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A warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.

This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario’s future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting. Behind the outrageous stories, larger-than life-characters, and descriptions of the mores of a small village in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country are flashes of insight from the perspective of a child that recall the great classic Who has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell.

But why "a different Muskoka?" Because the boy was a half-breed kid. Visits to his mother’s reserve showed him that he was caught between two worlds. His mother’s fight with depression flowed from that dilemma. His father — the book’s main character — was a lovable, white, working class, happy-go-lucky guy who never had any money but who made the best home brew in the village — and his specialty was raisin wine.

Like that raisin wine, this unusual book goes down easily and has a kick to it.

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About the Author

James K. Bartleman went on to have a very distinguished career in Canada’s foreign service, described in his books On Six Continents and Rollercoaster. He is the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781551992068
Subtitle:
A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Author:
Bartleman, James K.
Author:
James K. Bartleman
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ambassadors
Subject:
Ojibwa Indians
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Ambassadors - Canada
Subject:
Bartleman, James - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080226
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Canada

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