Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.
Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegonby Garrison Keillor
Published to wide and enthusiastic acclaim, Liberty is Garrison Keillor?s most ribald Lake Wobegon novel yet, set in a spectacular Fourth of July celebration amid marching bands and circus wagons drawn by teams of/b>
Just in time for the Fourth of July, a firecracker of a Lake Wobegon novel from bestselling author and radio storyteller Garrison Keillor
Published to wide and enthusiastic acclaim, Liberty is Garrison Keillor?s most ribald Lake Wobegon novel yet, set in a spectacular Fourth of July celebration amid marching bands and circus wagons drawn by teams of Percherons. The Chairman of the Fourth, Clint Bunsen, is in the midst of an identity crisis brought on by a DNA test just as he turns sixty, and he finds solace in the arms of Angelica Pflame, the young beauty who marched as Liberty in last year?s parade. Should he remain in Lake Wobegon with his stoical wife Irene or fly to California with Angelica? Liberty is Keillor at his knowing, deadpan, raconteur best.
Meet the Author
- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Date of Birth:
- August 7, 1942
- Place of Birth:
- Anoka, Minnesota
- B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966
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This is an insightful and entertaining examination of small town life. It is a must read for anyone that was ever asked to volunteer in any capacity for any community celebration (whether large or small). It is witty, unpredictable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Ah,remember the 4th of July celebrations of a small town? Sadly, they are becoming rarer today as traveling to big city celebrations and giant amusement parks has become ever easier. Somehow it seems right that Lake Wobegon would still be holding on to the tradition of outdoing its' neighbors with their celebrations. It is not an easy thing for our hero Clint Bunsen, chairman of the 4th of July committee, to accomplish. There is very little reward in it, especially, to quote the book, "since Wobegonians as a rule consider it bad luck to be joyful, no matter what Scripture might say on the subject." Clint persists since it is the fate that he has inherited, but what if he is not who he has always thought that he has been? He would then be free to pursue "adventure". He, however, underestimated two things - the strength of Fate and the passion of Wobegonian women.