Lake Wobegon Days

By Garrison Keillor; Mike Lynch (Illustrator)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140131611, 352pp.)

Publication Date: March 23, 1990

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Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr. Keillor's full design, is a genuine work of American history. The New York Times

A comic anatomy of what is small and ordinary and therefore potentially profound and universal in American life Keillor's strength as a writer is to make the ordinary extraordinary. Chicago Tribune

Keillor's laughs come dear, not cheap, emerging from shared virtue and good character, from reassuring us of our neighborliness and strength .His true subject is how daily life is shot with grace. Keillor writes a prose that can be turned to laughter, to tears to compassion or satire, to a hundred effects. He is a brilliant parodist. San Francisco Chronicle.




About the Author
GARRISON KEILLOR is America's favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of "A Prairie Home Companion", he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. "A Prairie Home Companion" is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including "Time, The New Yorker, "and "National Geographic", in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Michael Lynch teaches at the University of Leicester and is also a writer, specializing in modern European and Asian history.
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