Finnie Walsh

Finnie Walsh

Book - 2000
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Paul Woodward lives in Portsmouth, a quiet Canadian mill town. Born the day Paul Henderson planted the puck between the pipes against the Soviet Union to win the 1972 Super Series, Paul has no choice but to play hockey and he wouldn't have it any other way. His best friend Walsh, is stinking rich and a fellow hockey fanatic-and the only good kid in a long line of delinquent brothers. Paul's father works the night shift at the local mill, owned by Finnie's father. One fateful day as Paul and Finnie noisily prepare for their first season of league hocky in the Woodward driveway, they keep Paul's father awake when he should be sleeping. They accidentally trigger a chain of events that changes the course of their young lives and their hockey careers.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2000
ISBN: 9781551923727
Characteristics: 165 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 01, 2018

While I am not a fan of hockey, I love the way in which this author puts words on paper. A story of relationships around a sport to which many children aspire to become professionals. I enjoyed the unpredictabily and development of characters as they grew older.

Mar 30, 2016

Loved this book. The Canadian hockey context added to its charm for me.

Aug 05, 2009

Fabulous book - very much reminiscent of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Although hockey plays a central part in the story you don't need to be a sports fan to love this book.

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Dec 01, 2018

Alushka thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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