Driver's Education

Driver's Education

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When he was a younger man, Alistair McPhee was fond of escaping in his '56 Chevy Bel Air, Lucy, named for the cherished wife who died and left him and their nine-year-old son Colin behind. Yearning for a way to connect to his itinerant father, Colin turns to writing screenplays inspired by the classic films they used to watch together, while Colin's own son, Finn, grows up listening to his grandfather spin tales of danger, heartbreak, and redemption on the road. Now, at the end of his life and wishing to feel the wind in his hair one last time, Alistair charges his grandson with a task: bring Lucy to him in San Francisco from New York, where a man named Yip has been keeping her safe.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439187357
Branch Call Number: FIC GINDER 2013
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 04, 2017

A truly amazing storyteller, Grant's characters, approach and the humor that makes its way into the ending put him in a similar category with Richard Russo's "Nobody's Fool", or Michael Chabon's. "Wonder Boys" though different in all respects. Having driven cross country multiple times, he's done things here that we don't see often with road trip stories which I give high marks for. Highly recommended if you enjoy family/road trip or insights that make you think.


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