Larry's Party

Larry's Party

Book - 1998
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A comedy on the rise of a nobody. It happens to Larry Weller, a Winnipeg floral designer who goes for his honeymoon to England. The couple visit Hampton Court with its shrubs and Weller discovers his vocation, becoming a famous maize builder.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Penguin, 1998, c1997
ISBN: 9780140266771
0140266771
Characteristics: ix, 339 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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RosiMarling
Sep 21, 2017

Charming and gentle and very human. Carol Shields doesn’t just tell the story, she weaves an intricate tapestry with millions of colourful threads made of words.
Who couldn’t fall in love with Larry Weller?

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 21, 2014

A story full of appealing characters, it relates twenty years in the life of an average, kind, middle class, middle-of-the-road male. Life's questions, choices, and consequences more often seen from a woman's perspective make pleasurable reading as we discover Larry's great passion and consider it as a metaphor of life.

hermlou Feb 19, 2010

Shields takes us through 20 years of Larry's life, quite an ordinary life. He is fascinated by mazes and makes a living designing and building them. The reader can understand his problems, for they are problems of most humans, and Shields describes them with an amusing twist. The best part is the final chapter, at Larry's party, where the conversation touches a lot of topics without anyone following any one of them.

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