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'Some kids I met told lies to be special. I told lies to be normal...' It is the early 1960s and for young Calvin Becker, the son of embarrassingly over-zealous American missionaries, the family holiday in the Italian resort of Portofino is the highlight of the year. But even under the influence of the seductive Italian summer, the remaining members of Calvin's family seem incapable of ever really relaxing. His father is always slipping into one of his Bad Moods, his mother insists on trying to convert the 'pagans' on the ...

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Corinne L

Jul 21, 2011

This was undoubtedly one of the funniest books I've read. Couldn't put it down, and ordered a couple extra copies to lend out. Well written. Took me back to the 60's and spending summers in Door County. Laughed so hard my stomach hurt!

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