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In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins is laugh-out-loud funny as well as being very poignant. A delightful read with some touching vignettes on love, sex and yes, even a little rock 'n roll.
It's a memoir of what life was about in 1969 and still is. This is a great coming-of-age story. Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards in 2009, you can see what I mean by reading a short excerpt on their site. You can also read Ten Questions with Charles Wilkins at Open Book Toronto.
What are your hilarious and macabre reading picks?
Mary Wilmes, Library Assistant at Half Moon Library, has lived in Half Moon Bay since 2000, raising a child, chickens, and home-made bread. She enjoys finding unusual books as well as knitting, learning Spanish, and playing guitar and piano when she is not reading non-fiction (history, science, medicine, autobiography, and fashion) and fiction.