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Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
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Nov 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: to-re-read, funny-ha-ha, fiction, thought-provoking
Recommended to Lana. by: CBC Canada Reads 2011 Shortlist
Read from November 15 to 29, 2010

I also wouldn't say no to a tortoise. You probably would have difficulty refusing too when that tortoise is the sassy, intelligent, and powerful Winnifred.

Forced to live with a struggling thespian, Winnifred recounts better days, the ones spent travelling as a dashboard tortoise across the USA and living with current owner (tenant), Audrey Flowers. She was hastily dropped off when Audrey was called to return home (St. John's): Her father was in a coma.

Dealing with heartbreak and not quite fitting into the world, with a good dose of whimsy and wordplay, Audrey and Winnifred take the reader on a wonderful ride.

The reader, might be a bit distrated by the lack of question and exclaimation marks where you might expect them, as I was. But, Audrey, though odd, will have you soon enchanted.
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