Book Reviews of Leaving Home

Leaving Home
Leaving Home
Author: Garrison Keillor
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ISBN-13: 9780140131604
ISBN-10: 0140131604
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 258
Rating:
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3 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a wonderful collection of short stories as only Garrison Keillor can tell. They will take you back to a time when people left their doors unlocked and everyone knew everyone. It was a very heart warming book to read.
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A collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, continuing the stories of characters from the original book LAKE WOBEGON DAYS.
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Another great book about life and people in a small town.
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In this, the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Garrison Keillor tells us more about some of the people he introduced in print in Lake Wobegon Days, and about some others, many of whom are leaving home. This collection of thirty-six stories is his farewell tribute to life in Lake Wobegon - "where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."
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This is a super collection of small town stories and told by this author is a sure to please everyone book. I enjoyed it so much as Garrison Keillor "talks to you" in this collection. Will make your heart laugh.
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Lots of hilarious small town short stories...great for new and old Garrison Keillor fans.
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A collection of stories from A Prarie Home Companion.
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Wonderful! If you like Garrison Keillor, you will love this book!
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I ordered this book for my husband to read..he just finished it and is encouraging me to finish up my current read to start on Lake Wobegon. He read me the story about the Lutheren ministers on the party boat on the lake...so funny! DH
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Classic Keillor. Wonderful stories.
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I absolutely loved reading it! I even went back and reread it several years later!
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a Great Read
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Sweet and funny.
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36 wonderful tales from the "the town that time forgot, that the decades cannot improve" including Keillor's memorable monologue from the last broadcase of "A Prairie Home Companion"
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I love these 36 stories of "the town that time forgot, that the decades cannot improve." Keillor is a genius at painting a portrait in words of life in a small town. You feel part of the community and its happenings.
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Here are thirty-six wonderful tales from "the town that time forgot, that the decades cannot improve," including Keillor's memorable monologue from the last broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion."
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Gentle, funny, often touching stories, mostly from A Prairie Home Companion.
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The cover does not match the cover listed on paperback swap. The cover on my book is of a crowd of people in a field with a blue station wagon. Lots of funny stories. I really enjoyed the book.
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"Home," in Keillor's fictional world, is Lake Wobegon (the "Gateway to Central Minnesota"), which the radio humorist introduced in print in Lake Wobegon Days. This collection of stories set in Lake Wobegon is taken from monologues performed on A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor's radio show; each one chronicles some kind of leave-taking or homecoming: trips to Minneapolis, high school graduations, attending the Minnesota State Fair, a waitress quitting her job at the Chatterbox Cafe, a boy joining the army, Father Emil retiring from Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, family members returning to Lake Wobegon for Christmas. In the last story, from Keillor's final show, the storyteller bids farewell to his beloved hometown. Keillor has a rare gift for celebrating and finding humor in commonplace events, and his affection for his characters and for small-town life shines through. These short narratives survive the transition from performance to print beautifully; they are spare, artfully crafted vignettes that will move readers as well as entertain them. Some tales are wildly hilarious, others gently poignantbut all are simply wonderful.
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Thirty six tales from "the town that time forgot, that the decades cannot improve," including Garrison Keillor's memorable monologue from the last broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion."

If you are a Garrison Keillor fan, you are in for a treat with this book.