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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved east to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York. Having achieved this pleasant perch, John has a brilliant idea for a restaurant specializing in fresh sweet corn. And he falls in love with an historian named Alida Freeman, hard at work on a book about a nineteenth-century Norwegian naturopath, an acquaintance of Lincoln, Thoreau, Whitman, and Susan B. Anthony.

Caught up in his own ambitions, John visits home in Minnesota to sit in the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe and listen to the talk he has heard all his life, and in that familiar landscape he discovers what is truly important to him. It all comes down to the Lake Wobegon code: Cheer Up, Make Yourself Useful, Mind Your Manners, and Avoid Self-Pity.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brett | 2/15/2014

    " Honestly don't know why, but this is my favorite Keillor book. I go back to this one over and over again... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deb | 2/13/2014

    " Not as good as Wobegon Days, but still lots of classic Keillorisms. A good time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jake | 2/12/2014

    " My folks are from Minnesota. If you have a connection to the heartland you'll get it. If not, maybe not. The book reminds me of grandma. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gwenda | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this book for the most part. I believe it reflects a lot of "Midwestern" attitudes. It helped me to understand my father better. "

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About the Author
Author Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than thirty-five 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.