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Mystery Monkeys and Unstable Discs: A Snowbird's Sketches of the Sunshine State

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As the Spring Training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, Dunedin, Florida serves as the seasonal residence for many Canadians. So when Anne and Dave Easby decided to sell their condo in Mexico and escape the Canadian winter in Dunedin instead, they figured it would feel just like home. Minus, of course, the boots and mitts. But they soon encountered many things unique to this part of the world – from BOGO sales to raffles for a free colonoscopy to snow machines on Main Street. This collection of funny, and sometimes moving, short stories and essays looks at the ‘Sunshine State’ through the lens of a Canadian snowbird. With a few stories from the rest of the Sun Belt thrown in for good measure.

It’s so easy to relate to the insights and reactions of a fellow traveler such as Dave Easby. His anecdotal style of telling a story brings you in—you get it, you feel it. This collection is a companion for all like souls— a pleasure and fun.
Tom Russo— author/artist

Life as a Canadian in Florida has never been described with greater insight and wit. Dave Easby is a true heir to humourist Stephen Leacock."
Brandon Jones – snowbird/author/magazine publisher

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