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My Little Town

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“It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town . . .” Lake Wobegon has been Garrison Keillor’s fictional home town—and America’s—for almost 40 years. Many of us have grown up with “the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.” The Chatterbox Café, the Sidetrack Tap, the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, the Bunsens and the Krebsbachs, the Lake Wobegon Whippets—these are places, people, and sports teams we know and love, thanks to Keillor’s ability to weave a story and tell...

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Overview

“It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town . . .” Lake Wobegon has been Garrison Keillor’s fictional home town—and America’s—for almost 40 years. Many of us have grown up with “the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.” The Chatterbox Café, the Sidetrack Tap, the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, the Bunsens and the Krebsbachs, the Lake Wobegon Whippets—these are places, people, and sports teams we know and love, thanks to Keillor’s ability to weave a story and tell it live.

Never before collected, these expertly crafted tales are full of gentle humor, genuine emotion, and (more often than not) surprising insights into family, relationships, community, faith, and hope.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
If there’s something worth talking about in the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor has probably covered it on his radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. But despite his decades of telling Wobegon tales, listeners will find this latest compilation of recent radio segments an entertaining listen.Though Keillor’s stories from Lake Wobegon move in all directions, this batch focuses on passing seasons, passing opportunities, and passing on. With his decades of experience in radio, Keillor proves a master behind the microphone, ably creating an intimacy with listeners, who will feel as if they are sitting down for a private talk with an old friend.Though some stories pack more of a punch than others, listeners will find the collection and another trip to Lake Wobegon enjoyable and full of idiosyncratic laughs. (Oct.)
Midwest Book Review
“Garrison Keillor’s wonderful brand of folksy charm distinguishes this nostalgic series that cherishes hard work and country culture.”
Midwest Book Review
From the Publisher
A Prairie Home Companion features wonderful guest stars and music, but from week to week what we really want to hear is Keillor relate his mythical news, which always sounds so personal and spontaneous. This collection features 18 humorous, insightful, and sometimes scatological examples.”
AudioFile

“Listeners will find the collection and another trip to Lake Wobegon enjoyable and full of idiosyncratic laughs.”
Publishers Weekly

“Garrison Keillor’s wonderful brand of folksy charm distinguishes this nostalgic series that cherishes hard work and country culture.”
Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611745504
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Sales rank: 368,185
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor

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.

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

 Contents:

  • Tundra Swans
  • Crazy Love
  • Arabian Nights
  • The Fish That Saved My Life
  • Chickadee Stew
  • Gargoyles
  • Lenore the Libertarian
  • Bad Pizza
  • The Great Lover Arrives
  • The Trip to San Jose
  • Bowling Balls
  • The Ingqvists Depart
  • The Calling
  • The Arrival of Liz
  • The Works of Liz
  • Holding On
  • Hot Springs
  • An Encounter with Liz
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