Life among the Lutherans

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"I don't know much about Lutherans and that is one reason I've told stories about them over the years, so I could learn.---From the Introduction" "Based on Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, Life among the Lutherans is a collection of stories about the struggles of ordinary people in an imperfect world, the life and work of the pastor who leads them, and the church to whose high standards they aspire in the small town they call home." The stories in Life among the Lutherans reflect everything Keillor fans have come to expect of this

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Overview

"I don't know much about Lutherans and that is one reason I've told stories about them over the years, so I could learn.---From the Introduction" "Based on Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, Life among the Lutherans is a collection of stories about the struggles of ordinary people in an imperfect world, the life and work of the pastor who leads them, and the church to whose high standards they aspire in the small town they call home." The stories in Life among the Lutherans reflect everything Keillor fans have come to expect of this master storyteller. Some are familiar, including the quintessentially Lutheran "95 Theses" from Lake Wobegon Days, others are new. Laugh out loud about the church directory filled with photos that are just plain awful. Share the moment when Pastor Ingqvist receives a leather-bound copy of his sermons. Keillor's command of every little detail of life in Lake Wobegon is bound to entertain, surprise, and make readers---even those who aren't Lutheran---feel right at home in the mythical community where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451400861
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 347,697
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
First with his performances on Minnesota Public Radio's Prairie Home Companion and later in his books, Garrison Keillor has become a symbol of the small-town Midwest -- its absurdities, its stoutness, and its warmth. His popular, funny stories set in Lake Wobegon manage to evoke nostalgia for a town that never existed.

Biography

Garrison Keillor is the author of thirteen books, including Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Wobegon Boy, and Lake Wobegon Days. From 1999-2001, Keillor wrote a column "Dear Mr. Blue: Advice for Lovers and Writers" on Salon.com. Keillor's popular Saturday-night public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is in its twenty-seventh season. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Gary Edward Keillor (real name)
      Garrison Keillor
    2. Hometown:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 7, 1942
    2. Place of Birth:
      Anoka, Minnesota
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 It Could Be Worse 5

2 The Young Lutheran's Guide to the Orchestra 9

3 Pontoon Boat 15

4 PK 21

5 Gospel Birds 27

6 Twentieth Anniversary 33

7 Deer Camp 41

8 Thanksgiving 47

9 The True Meaning of Christmas 53

10 "Johnny Johnson's Wedding": The Sons of Knute Christmas Song 58

11 Ice Fishing 63

12 The Sons of Knute March 68

13 Ministers' Retreat 71

14 Church Organist 77

15 The Herdsmen 85

16 Church Directory 91

17 Lorraine Turnblad's Tombstone 97

18 The Pastor's Resume 105

19 The Yard of All Yards 113

20 Confirmation Sunday 121

21 Memorial Day 129

22 Marital Memorial Day 135

23 An Outdoor Reception by the Lake 141

24 Lutheran Summer Vacation 147

25 Potato Salad 153

26 Raking Leaves 159

27 Ninety-five Theses 167

28 Lutheran Song 181

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Lake Wobegon Tales

    Life among the Lutherans provides a collection of letters from Prairie Home Companion. If you're a fan, as I am, you'll love this volume. It provides keen insight into the character of the upper Midwest, but especially the Scandinavian immigrants who populated much of Minnesota. It's light reading, but the final chapter also reveals a glimpse of the darker side of this culture.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    This book is funny in Garrison Keillor style

    I had heard some of the jokes before but there were new ones and in greater detail in this book. it is a easy read and relaxing to read. I passed the book on to others and some of them even bought it also as they liked this book.

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