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Wobegon Boy | [Garrison Keillor]

Wobegon Boy

From the millions of listeners who follow the tales of Lake Wobegon and A Prairie Home Companion every Saturday night on public radio, and for fans of Garrison Keillor's literary take on life in our times, this audiobook will be most welcome.
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Publisher's Summary

From the millions of listeners who follow the tales of Lake Wobegon and A Prairie Home Companion every Saturday night on public radio, and for fans of Garrison Keillor's literary take on life in our times, this audiobook will be most welcome.

Wobegon Boy is the story of John Tollefson, last seen in Lake Wobegon Days leaving home, now a 40-something Norwegian bachelor public-radio manager living in upstate New York.

Amidst his tribulations, his gloomily neurotic staff, his controlling boss, his bumpy relationship with his querulous father, his love affair with a Columbia University historian, John returns to Minnesota for a visit. There, sitting at the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe, talking and listening to the people he has known his whole life, he discovers what is truly important to him.

©1997 Garrison Keillor; (P)1997 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"A funny, touching, shyly romantic and mildly autobiographical novel....Keillor...has his delivery, as well as his prose, down cold." (AudioFile)

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    Lynda Salinas, CA, USA 02-06-05
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    "This Book Makes you Think"

    I enjoyed every moment of this book for its ability to make me examine my own life and savor and appreciate what I have. Garrison Keillor is a master artist with words and this rich pallete of color was a total delight!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Arlington, TX, United States 04-09-05
    Chris Arlington, TX, United States 04-09-05 Member Since 2003

    Likes any genre so long as it is done well.

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    "If you are a fan of Garrison's, you will like it."

    If you like listening to Garrison's voice, you know that it almost doesn't matter what he is saying. There won't be a Pulitzer for this, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Good story. I could tell it was abridged, but that was ok.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "I WAS BORN IN THE WRONG WORLD"

    lake Wobegon is the most refreshingly family able listen even the hot spots are warm enough not to give you the willy's when sitting with your children, It's funny and pulls you in like hometown front porch. just listen to the sample.

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