Instead she finds herself in the unwanted role of tour organizer to a motley crew of Wobegonians who believe they are on a pilgrimage to tend the gravesite of a Lake Wobegon son, fallen during WWII and buried, purportedly, near the Coliseum.
But she and they unexpectedly find that distance from Lake Wobegon quickens their sense of community and awakens their memories. Soon they find themselves sharing stories of astonishing frankness and self-revelation.
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA)|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Hometown:St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:Anoka, Minnesota
Education:B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While promoting his latest book Pilgrims, on the campus of Agnes Scott College on September 28, Garrison Keillor brought along he usual dry high brow wit. Keillor know for describing the antics of his beloved Lake Wobegone a fictional town in his native Minnesota began by sharing his recent near death stroke experience. In red slightly worn tennis shoes, red tie, and comfortable jeans, Keillor was running errands and went to find a nice fried taste of goodness. Then he suddenly felt something was wrong, his words did not come out and his mouth felt like numb. Driving himself to the hospital, he walked in and was diagnosed that he had a stroke. In the "living coffin experience", within the MRI he was told to sit still and then congratulated him as if lying still was a skill. This experience made him face death and realize that after dying the ride in the hearse to the cemetery is one's last car ride. Ending with an acappella version of "just can't help but falling in love", the audience joined as this master story teller brought the audience together in song.