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Who Killed Mom? (Audiobook)

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Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles by Steve Burgess.

Steve Burgess's book, Who Killed Mom: A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles, is a touching family memoir and homage to his late mother. Burgess, a regular contributor to The Tyee, wrote the book in 2011. This year, it's been made into audiobook format and offered here, free of charge, in two-chapter segments.

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In This Series

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An Early Gift: A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir

The tale begins with a crisis and a Dickensian voyage though Christmas Past. First of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 22 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 3 + 4

Wherein Steve Burgess goes to Casablanca but does not meet Ingrid Bergman; and even monsters have back stories. Second part of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 24 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 5 + 6

Wherein Joan Slorance lives -- and nearly dies -- on the prairies; and later encounters the bouncing football of Fate. Third part of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 25 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 7 + 8

Wherein a honeymoon on a troop train proves less than ideal. A potential president of the United States arrives on the scene. And the Burgesses enter the Land of the Jolly Green. Fourth of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 26 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 9 + 10

Wherein the Burgess family arrives in Christmas Town. Whereupon the pressure cooker finally explodes. Fifth of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 27 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 11 + 12

Who killed Mom? A suspect is ID'd. And subsequently brought to trial. Sixth of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 28 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 13 + 14

Who killed Grandma? And a meditation on luck. Seventh of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 29 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 15 + 16

A 50th birthday to remember -- and forget. Plus: Tales from Riverheights Terrace. Eighth of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 31 Dec 2012


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 17 + 18

The parables of Joan Burgess. And the curtain falls on a life well-lived. Ninth of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 1 Jan 2013


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Chapters 19 + 20

Life and death on the streets of Rome. And finally, a Japanese vision of Heaven, in a blue and white dress. Tenth of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 2 Jan 2013


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A Delinquent Son's Audiobook Memoir, Postscript and Acknowledgments

Watching TV with Dad. Acknowledgements. Eleventh of 11.

By Steve Burgess, 4 Jan 2013


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