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Fiction Humorous

Supermarket Baby

by (author) Susan Flanagan

edited by Charis Cotter & Robin

Publisher
Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2021
Category
Humorous
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781774570104
    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price
    $22.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781774570111
    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price
    $66.00

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Winner of the Percy Janes First Novel Award

Henry Puddester is a freshly retired civil servant whose life goes off the rails after an innocent trip to the supermarket, where he inadvertently switches his shopping cart with that of a young mother. When he ends up with an infant alongside his four dozen eggs, Henry's life goes into free fall, and he wishes himself back at work, safe from misplaced babies, aggressive lawyers, and the eccentric nutbar driving a 1983 Ford LTD covered with 4,000 trinkets.

Join this crowd of loons, including Frank, who's building a time machine in his shed, Akela, the pedantic Cub Scout leader, and Dash, the Spadoodle-screaming Fortnite addict, as Henry attempts to survive two weeks in an unforgiving Newfoundland spring.

"Anyone can accidentally end up stealing a baby at the supermarket. In fact, one day it may happen to you. That's why you'll find this novel either terrifying or hilarious!" — Andy Jones, Canadian comedian, actor, writer, and winner 2013 Winterset Award

 

About the authors

Susan Flanagan has worked as a freelance journalist in St. John’s for more than thirty years. She graduated from King’s College in Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1991, and her written works have appeared in Canadian Geographic, National Geographic (maps), Canadian Running, Newfoundland Quarterly, Hockey News, Doctors’ Review, Atlantic Progress, Atlantic Business, Saltscapes, and many others.Susan contributed a biweekly column, “48 Degrees,” to the Newfoundland Herald (2002–04) and a weekly column, “The Kids are Alright,” to the Telegram (2011–15). She has been a contributor on CBC Radio (St. John’s), The Point, Out Front, Radio Noon, and Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO) and has worked for both NTV in St. John’s and CBC TV in Halifax and St. John’s as reporter, producer, and researcher.Susan lives with her husband and two of their five children in St. John’s.

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A writer and storyteller, Charis Cotter has published several critically acclaimed children's books, including a series of biographies about extraordinary children and a book about international ghosts. Toronto Between the Wars: Life in the City 1919-1939 received the 2005 Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence. Most recently, The Swallow: A Ghost Story won the 2015 IODE Violet Downey Book Award, was named an Honour Book by the Canadian Library Association for 2015, and has been nominated for four 2016 children's choice awards across Canada. She lives in Western Bay, NL.

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