Liberty by Garrison Keillor
A Lake Wobegon Novel (Lake Wobegon Novels)

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Just in time for the Fourth of July, a firecracker of a Lake Wobegon novel from bestselling author and radio storyteller Garrison Keillor

Published to wide and enthusiastic acclaim, Liberty is Garrison Keillor?s most ribald Lake Wobegon novel yet, set in a spectacular Fourth of July celebration amid marching bands and circus wagons drawn by teams of Percherons. The Chairman of the Fourth, Clint Bunsen, is in the midst of an identity crisis brought on by a DNA test just as he turns sixty, and he finds solace in the arms of Angelica Pflame, the young beauty who marched as Liberty in last year?s parade. Should he remain in Lake Wobegon with his stoical wife Irene or fly to California with Angelica? Liberty is Keillor at his knowing, deadpan, raconteur best.
 

About Garrison Keillor

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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.
 
Published August 23, 2008 by Penguin Books. 292 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He’s useful to Keillor here precisely because, as opposed to the liberal author and radio personality, Bunsen is a die-hard Republican who thinks there’s “a lot of meanness which is programmed into us and can’t be wished away.” The better to resent you with, my dear.

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The Guardian

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Liberty by Garrison keillor Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Another visit to Lake Wobegon, where Clint Bunsen, a 60-year-old car mech...

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The Guardian

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The moral is spelled out rather too clearly in a description of a contest, for which Irene has made the prize, a strawberry-rhubarb pie: "The egg toss was a crowd favourite, married couples tossing a fresh egg back and forth, taking a step back for each successful catch, lobbing the egg back and ...

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The Guardian

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In his 30 years of broadcasting and publishing fiction, Garrison Keillor has set the laugh bar pretty high.

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Examiner

Garrison Keillor’s latest novel Liberty is the most recent in his tales from fictional town of Lake Wobegon.

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Star Tribune

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This amusing tale of Clint Bunsen's midlife crisis would feel slight if it weren't steeped in the tradition of Lake Wobegon.

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Book Reporter

And he's being shoved aside by the Parade Committee, which is unfortunate, considering all his hard work in attempting to give the sleepy little community a spectacular celebration year after year.

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The Telegraph

The essential gift book for any pet lover - real-life tales of devoted dogs, .

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