This is a long version of the news from Lake Wobegon.
Funny book. Keillor is great.
Full of fun, laughs, and various emotions! Try it, you'll like it!
Yes, I've finally read Garrison Keillor's stories of Lake Wobegon. What's crazier is that it took me over six months to finish it. Mostly because I had to start reading something else, and didn't get back to this book. Worse still, I only had about 20 pages left.
If you enjoy Keillor's stories on his NPR radio program, "A Prairie Home Companion," you will enjoy reading the stories of the people living in Lake Wobegon.
A collection of stories adapted from A Prarie Home Companion.
This book is like reading someone's else's diary, but it is a novel.
Like listening to you grandpa's stories.
a classic taking place in Minn. easy reading
Excellent! I absolutely loved this book.
Back cover--filled with warmth and humor, sadness and tenderness, songs and poems...unforgettable portriat of small-town American life...
In 1985, Keillor had been doing _Prairie Home Companion_ for nearly a decade and this volume was a semi-novelization of the stories he was telling about his mythical home town on the show's "News From Lake Wobegon" segment, frequently the best part of the show -- not because it was funny but because it was (and is) funny-sad, funny-sentimental, funny-bizarre, and funny-ludicrous. Another twenty years have now passed and we've come to know the characters of Lake Wobegon intimately: the locally wealthy Krebsbach family, Pastor Ingqvist and Father Emil, Herman Hochstetter and the annual Living Flag, the Sons of Knute, and the rules for visiting on front porches. But this book is where you'll found the multiethnic history of the town, how tiny Mist County was formed, and why neither of them appear on any map. Did you know the local paper, the _Herald-Star,_ got its name because it was bought by Harold Starr? Or why a Lutheran upbringing is likely to cause emigrants from Minnesota to compose their own Theses and look for a door to nail them to? (You'll find a hilarious and largely true list of ninety-five of them here.) Keillor has the gift of taking the small and ordinary, approaching them in a profoundly sympathetic yet skeptical way, and making them universal in their strength.