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Lake Wobegon Days (Wisconsin)

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Publisher Comments:

Garrison Keillor's fictional Midwestern town, Lake Wobegon, has long since passed into literary legend. Lake Wobegon Days, his first unforgettable portrait of life in the American small-town named after an Indian word meaning 'Here we are!' or 'We sat all day in the rain waiting for you,' is a modern classic of warmth, humor and tenderness which introduces the reader to 'a cast of characters to rival Mark Twain' (Daily Mail).

Review:

"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." New York Times

Review:

"Wryly affectionate and irresistibly funny, it's a delight read and very good company." Evening Standard

Synopsis:

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, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140131611
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Illustrator:
Lynch, Mike
Author:
Lynch, Mike
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Minnesota
Subject:
Lake Wobegon (Minn.: Imaginary place)
Subject:
City and town life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Lake Wobegon
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Wisconsin
Series Volume:
92-169
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.60x5.64x.63 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140131611 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Wryly affectionate and irresistibly funny, it's a delight read and very good company."
"Synopsis" by ,
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

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