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Grandpa Pike's Number Two

by (author) Grandpa Pike

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
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    Jan 2019
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He’s baaaack! The bestselling author of Grandpa Pike’s Outhouse Reader is back with a whole slew of new tales, rants, annoyances, and opinions—delivered with his unique brand of humour. These are mostly biographical about subjects as diverse as: lost loves, people who powerfully affected his life, our human quirks and “quare" habits, pets, camping, gardening, and dozens of other topics. Grandpa Pike’s Number Two explores much more about the writer’s early life—his childhood challenges—and on through his career as a “road warrior” in sales and marketing. It reveals how he learned to deal with both triumphs and personal losses—with a sense of humour. Grandpa Pike speaks from the heart and to the heart. Whether he is telling you about capturing a baby skunk, or taking refuge in a retirement home during a snowstorm, or moose hunting, or getting back in shape, or of a musician friend who “plays the cat,” prepare to give your emotions a workout. Many readers have asked, “Will Grandpa do his Number Two?” He has. Here it is. You’ll want to read and reread this book. It’s funny, inspirational, and often thought-provoking. Grandpa Pike is a natural-born storyteller who can make the seemingly mundane magical and meaningful. Few writers can reach way down and pull so much up out of their own experiences and make you feel them. Take this book home. Take it to heart. CAUTION: These stories are told with unabashed emotion, so you may want to be alone, in a quiet place, the first time you read this book. Some stories could cause you to burst out in loud laughter, while others will make a few tears appear. At his very best, Grandpa Pike can cause both—in the same piece.

About the author

Laurie Blackwood Pike, a.k.a. Grandpa Pike, was born in Stanhope, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is retired from his position as business development manager with a national chain of hardware and building supply stores. In 2017, he received the Estwing Gold Hammer Award—the industry’s recognition for his contributions. In 1986, he bought a rural general store, developed a logo, and branded the business “Grandpa Pike’s.” His unique store was profiled in the hardware industry’s Hardware Merchandising magazine. In recent years, Grandpa Pike has used his nickname for charity work. In 2007, he partnered with the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter, to release a music CD. In 2009, he partnered with them again to produce a gospel Christmas CD. He is married to Kathleen Pike and has one daughter, Laurie Shannon. Grandpa Pike’s Number Two is his third book. His second, A Man of My Word, is the critically acclaimed biography of former premier Beaton Tulk. His first book, Grandpa Pike’s Outhouse Reader, has appeared in Atlantic Books Today’s bestsellers lists.

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