Leaving Home

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Viking, 1987 - City and town life - 244 pages
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Revisit the beguiling comic world of Lake Wobegon. In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers ore about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces. "Leaving Home is a book of exceptional charm . . . delightful . . . genuinely touching".--The Wall Street Journal. Available in early December.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

2.5 stars because he does have a way with words. Surprisingly dark. I didn't feel anything heartwarming about these judgemental & incompetent busybodies. I came from this kind of upbringing and in my ... Read full review

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The author is a radio host of A Prairie Home Companion, a musical variety show, and this book is a compilation of the stories performed on the program about the people in the small town which will forever sit on the shores of Lake Wobegon. Read full review

Contents

A Trip to Grand Rapids
1
Easter
20
A Glass of Wendy
32
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About the author (1987)

Humorist Garrison Keillor was born Gary Edward Keillor in Anoka, Minnesota on August 7, 1942. He began using the pen name Garrison at the age of thirteen. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1966 and paid for his tuition by working at the campus radio station. In 1974, he wrote an essay for the New Yorker about the Grand Ole Opry, which led to his live radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Stories from Prairie Home were collected and published, but his debut as a novelist was in 1985 with Lake Wobegon Days. His other novels include WLT: A Radio Romance, The Book of Guys, Wobegon Boy, Me by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, and Good Poems, American Places. He has also written the children's books Cat, You Better Come Home, The Old Man Who Loved Cheese, and The Sandy Bottom Orchestra. He won a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. Keillor received a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1999. In September 2007, Keillor was awarded the John Steinbeck Award.

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