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The Grasshopper Trap

Patrick F. McManus

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The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

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The Skunk LadderDriving out to the country the other day, my wife, Bun, and I passed the aromatic remains of at least ten road-killed skunks."Must be a good year for skunks," I observed."Looks like a bad one for them, if you ask me," Bun said."I mean there's obviously a large skunk population this year," I sniffed, instantly realizing that I shouldn't have sniffed, because at that moment we were passing another skunk carcass.Just then a live skunk scurried out in front of the car. I swerved to the left and back to the right, and we managed to screech safely around it. Bun
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Praise for The Grasshopper Trap

"Patrick McManus is a treasure."--The Atlantic

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus."--The New York Times Book Review

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor."--People

"Describing Patrick F. McManus as an outdoor humorist is like saying Mark Twain wrote books about small boys . . . the funniest writer around today--indoors or outdoors."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"McManus captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown up, and reading him you can't help recalling similar times and events in yor own life."--Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Patrick F. McManus

  • Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his book in print, including his bestselling They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?; The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Misery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Idaho.
  • Patrick F. McManus
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