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ISBN13: 9781598879278
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A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.

A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he's not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season--he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.

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"Keillor returns to the snowy Midwest to deliver a Dickensian tale of Chicago yuppies James and Joyce Sparrow, who venture to Looseleaf, N. Dak., to see James's dying uncle, braving a deadly blizzard and equally deadly small town eccentrics. The simple and well-written story is taken to fresh heights by the author's obvious pleasure in reading his own work. This polished production brims with seasonal cheer, caustic wit, and Keillor's signature folksy style. A Viking hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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.

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.

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Denise Morland, November 26, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
James Sparrow, millionaire owner of an energy drink company, hates Christmas. Though he can't bring himself to admit it to anyone, his fear of getting his tongue stuck to frozen metal haunts him throughout the cold Chicago winter. Seeking to escape he jumps in his private jet and takes off for Hawaii. When he gets stranded in a blizzard during an impromptu stop in his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota he will have to face his fears. With the assistance of a variety of strange and wondrous helpers (Big Hair Lady, a wolf, and cousin Liz) he discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
What could be better then a hilarious and heartwarming Christmas story written and read by Garrison Keillor?! I listened to the audio version and Keillor's rich and distinctive voice only add to this pitch perfect Christmas tale. As you would expect, it is hysterically funny and touching too. This audio book is a great way to get yourself into the holiday spirit!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781598879278
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction - Ghost
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 5 hours
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.94x5.14x.61 in. .32 lbs.
Media Run Time:
300
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Keillor returns to the snowy Midwest to deliver a Dickensian tale of Chicago yuppies James and Joyce Sparrow, who venture to Looseleaf, N. Dak., to see James's dying uncle, braving a deadly blizzard and equally deadly small town eccentrics. The simple and well-written story is taken to fresh heights by the author's obvious pleasure in reading his own work. This polished production brims with seasonal cheer, caustic wit, and Keillor's signature folksy style. A Viking hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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