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Home on the Prairie: Stories from Lake Wobegon

Home on the Prairie: Stories from Lake Wobegon

by Garrison Keillor
     
 

The latest in a line of bestselling collections that began with News from

Lake Wobegon, this set selects monologues from four years (1999-2002) of

live radio programs. Some were broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theatre, the

show's St. Paul home. Others were recorded on the road in Dublin, Pasadena,

Grand Forks, and other exotic places.

Overview


The latest in a line of bestselling collections that began with News from

Lake Wobegon, this set selects monologues from four years (1999-2002) of

live radio programs. Some were broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theatre, the

show's St. Paul home. Others were recorded on the road in Dublin, Pasadena,

Grand Forks, and other exotic places.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Keillor steps onto a stage and says, "It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon," and the audience goes wild. They know that they are in the presence of one of the finest storytellers of our time and that soon they will be transported to a small Minnesota town that lives in the mind of Keillor. In these 16 stories, he makes us laugh at the antics of the residents and then brings us close to tears as we recognize our own neighbors, family, friends, and even ourselves. Keillor can talk about the courtship of a Lutheran boy and a Catholic girl, a naked man hanging on to a tow rope, an infestation of tent caterpillars, or any number of other topics and make us believe we were right there with him. The art of adult storytelling is a fading one; most people can name only Paul Harvey and Charles Osgood as examples. This is why it is vitally important for libraries to offer patrons the chance to close their eyes and let Keillor take them on a magical journey to a funny little town where nothing happens....and everything happens. All of us live in a "Lake Wobegon," but it takes a master storyteller to open our eyes to the magic all around us. Recommended for all libraries.-Joseph L. Carlson, Allan Hancock Coll., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565117860
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Edition description:
Original radio broadcast; 4 hours on 4 CDs
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
536,214
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 5.69(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. 
 
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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