Lake Wobegon Days

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Lake Wobegon Days

By Garrison Keillor; Mike Lynch (Illustrator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140131611, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 1990

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 has hosted the comedy/variety radio show A Prairie Home Companion since 1974. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, Leaving Home, Happy to Be Here, The Book of Guys, Homegrown Democrat, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Love Me, Wobegon Boy, Pontoon, Liberty, and Pilgrims. Audio CDs and cassettes of compilations of A Prairie Home Companion and Keillor's readings of his books have sold in the millions. He wrote the script for and starred in the 2006 motion picture A Prairie Home Companion, the final film directed by Robert Altman.

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