Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn

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Borealis Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
Kevin Kling's first book, The Dog Says How, brought readers into his wonderful world of the skewed and significant mundane. Kling does it again in Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn, a romp through a yearful of holidays and a lifetime of gathering material.

A wiener dog with an amazing capacity for destruction impresses the whole family and contributes to their collection of favorite disastrous Christmas stories. A Choctaw and a nun go trick-or-treating on Halloween. A boy makes a frightening decision every year when he chooses which classmate gets the "Be Mine" Valentine. Kevin takes his mom to a Fourth of July demolition derby-and then he takes an epic trip around the bases at a ball game on Memorial Day.

From tomfoolery with his brother in the backseat of their dad's car through his carefully considered instructions for ice fishing, Kling never loses the spirit of his story or holds back on its humor.
 

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User Review  - marsap - LibraryThing

Holiday Inn is a collection short stories by Minneapolis author Kevin Kling. Each chapter and story represents a holiday, presented chronologically through the year, with the story loosely associated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

This is a delightful book of wonderful, down-home, folksy tales of love, laughter and family. If you like Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion fame, then you will enjoy this book as well. Kling ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
3
WINTER SOLSTICE OttO
23
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY Family
39
ST Patricks day Coming Home
55
SUMMER
60
SPRING
87
MAY DAY Train
109
mothers day Moms Story
127
SUMMER SOLSTICE Wonderlure
143
anniversary Mon Uncle
149
independence day Demo Derby
159
FALL
167
HALLOWEEN Waiting for Mr Mershing
187
VETERANS DAY Vets
197
thanksgiving Grace
203
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
211

MEMORIAL DAY Softball
135

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About the author (2009)

Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on public radio. his plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis.

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