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Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance
     

Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance

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by Garrison Keillor
 

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Lake Wobegon goes to Italy in Garrison Keillor's latest

Twelve Wobegonians fly to Rome to decorate a war hero's grave, led by Marjorie Krebsbach, with radio host Gary Keillor along for the ride. The pilgrimage is inspired by a phone call from an Italian woman seeking her Lake Wobegon roots and by a memoir O Paradiso by a farm wife who found the

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Lake Wobegon goes to Italy in Garrison Keillor's latest

Twelve Wobegonians fly to Rome to decorate a war hero's grave, led by Marjorie Krebsbach, with radio host Gary Keillor along for the ride. The pilgrimage is inspired by a phone call from an Italian woman seeking her Lake Wobegon roots and by a memoir O Paradiso by a farm wife who found the secret of life and love in Italy. And by marjorie's longing to win back the love of her husband Carl. Far from home, sitting in the rain in the Piazza Navona, the pilgrims talks about themselves, as they never could do in the Chatterbox Café.

"You're not going to write about this, I hope," says Irene Bunsen. "Of course I am. I invented this town," says Mr. Keillor. "Oh my, aren't you something," she replies.

Editorial Reviews

Steve Amick
In Garrison Keillor's laugh-filled umpteenth novel…the Wobegonians travel abroad for the first time. And they negotiate the streets of Rome and their feelings the same way they do back home—by telling stories about other Wobegonians…Once the chuckles subside, [Keillor] leaves us with an engaging, moving look at the true, daily heroics: people struggling to go ahead and love those they've thrown in with, or—short of that—at least overcome the urge to give them a good choking.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670021093
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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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Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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WGW More than 1 year ago
Nobody can tell a story like Garrison Keillor. If you have enjoyed his other books you will enjoy spending time with these Lake Wobegon citizens as they go world traveling.
BernieBW More than 1 year ago
That's what happens in Pilgrims as well as the adventures of some not so savvy travelers from Lake Wobegon to Italy to find the grave of a local hero who died during WWII. Mr. Keillor travels with them, but these "pilgrims" aren't very impressed with his presence. It brings smiles from beginning to end.
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Zipperhips More than 1 year ago
It's Garrison Keillor, it's funny, it's derisive, and yet warm. I enjoyed it very much, especially the main character (Margie Krebsbach).
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