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Pontoon (Lake Wobegon)
Pontoon - Lake Wobegon
Author: Garrison Keillor
In his fourth Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor returns to the little town that time forgot. — The fictional Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon is real to millions of A Prairie Home Companion fans, who tune in each week for the latest news about its strong women and good-looking men. Like Sinclair Lewis's Gopher Prairie, it is part of literary...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670063567
ISBN-10: 0670063568
Publication Date: 9/11/2007
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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I can't say that I didn't like this book, would definitely not say it's among my favorites. Quirky characters which I enjoyed. Evelyn has a secret side to her life which is revealed after her death and that awakens stirrings of regret, admiration, and loss. Amusing in many ways.
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Totally loved this one. I am putting this one on my all time favorite list. A sad and funny book, well written with great characters.

Raleigh is an insurance salesman with no fun in his life. He has a wife who is involved in the community and whom he hasn't been spending much time with and a pair of twin 17 year old daughters whom he just doesn't "get". He and his brother, Gates, are estranged and he hasn't heard from him in 5 years. His father disappears from the hospital where he has been admitted for tests, along with a young girl. Raleigh begins getting messages from his father who sets a series of seemingly impossible, and totally off the wall, tasks for him to do. What ensues is a total comedy of errors. Wonderful cast of characters! The entire time I was reading this one I was picturing it in my head as a movie. I really, really loved this book.
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This is the third Keillor book I've read and it is even more fun than the previous two. Weird characters and situations, with descriptions only Keillor can write.