Synopses & Reviews
“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
"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
"Wryly affectionate and irresistibly funny, it's a delight read and very good company." Evening Standard
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).
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.