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Portofino (Paperback)

Author:  Frank Schaeffer
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0786713755
ISBN-13: 9780786713752
Sku: 36302826
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  227
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Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can''t really relax. Calvin''s father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert "pagans" on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God''s plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own ... Portofino is the prequel to the noted trilogy that includes Zermatt. A huge bestseller, Portofino has been translated into seven languages.
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The son of missionaries finds the family vacation in Portofino an embarrassing bore when his parents' behavior ruins his summer, almost, driving the teenager to seek some less-than-holy pleasures. Reprint.The son of missionaries finds the family vacation in Portofino an embarrassing bore when his parents' behavior ruins his summer, almost, driving the teenager to seek some less-than-holy pleasures. Reprint.
Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can't really relax. Calvin's father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert "pagans" on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God's plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own ... Portofino is the prequel to the noted trilogy that includes Zermatt. A huge bestseller, Portofino has been translated into seven languages.
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An annual family vacation to Portofino is spoiled for a boy named Calvin by the strange behavior of his parents and the paranoia of his sister.

Praise

Milwaukee Journal
"Sort of a fundamentalist 'Life with Father' told with the loose familiarity of Holden Caulfield."

Los Angeles Times
"Schaeffer, by turns, is sentimental, celebratory, evocative, and very funny, but we are never far from a sense that harshness and violence are real; we are never entirely sure how things will turn out."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0227
Product attributePublisher:   Carroll & Graf Publishers
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