With his trademark gift for treading "a line delicate as a cobweb between satire and sentiment"(Cleveland Plain Dealer), Garrison Keillor brilliantly captures a newly minted post-war America and delivers an unforgettable comedy about a writer coming of age in the rural Midwest.
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The narrative rambles about amiably, as Gary bonds affectionately with his doting, dotty maiden Aunt Eva (who may remind readers of Truman Capote’s immortal Cousin Sook), trespasses the bounds of decency with his hellion cousin Kate, works as a temporary sportswriter covering the woeful Lake Wobe...| Read Full Review of Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Near the beginning of ''Lake Wobegon Summer 1956,'' Garrison Keillor supplies a beautiful description of the often abrupt transition between childhood and adolescence: ''I was a very good boy right up until the age of 11,'' says the narrator, a boy named Gary.Aug 26 2001 | Read Full Review of Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 written and read by Garrison Keillor Running time 6.5 hours Faber audiobooks, £12.99 Lake Wobegon is Garrison Keillor's third novel about this fictitious central Minnesotan town inhabited by German Catholics and Norwegian Lutherans.Dec 09 2001 | Read Full Review of Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Although it can be read as a memoir of 1950s America, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 is really about Garrison Keillor - about the boy who would become the man who would write Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 .Dec 15 2001 | Read Full Review of Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Recounting the trials and tribulations of coming of age under the smothering influence of the Sanctified Brethren, a religious sect preaching unrelenting hellfire and damnation during the summer of 1956 in the tiny backwater of Lake Wobegon, the somewhat nerdy hero has a sexual fixation on his sl...| Read Full Review of Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
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