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Publisher's Summary

Garrison Keillor returns to the little town we love and continues to chronicle the lives of our favorite folks. Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. This being Wobegon, lives collide and relationships develop in the oddest ways. Take Clint Bunson, the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts cars on below-zero mornings. For six years, he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks into an event of dazzling spectacle.
The town is dizzy with anticipation - until they hear of Clint's ambition to run for Congress. They know about his episodes with vodka sours, his rocky marriage, and his friendship with the 24-year-old who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade and may be buck naked beneath her robes.
In Keillor's words, "It is Lake Wobegon as you imagined it - good loving people who drive each other crazy."
©2008 Garrison Keillor (P)2008 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"Keillor's Lake Wobegon books have become a set of synoptic gospels, full of wistfulness and futility yet somehow spangled with hope." ( New York Times Book Review)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 02-19-09

Great for a long country drive.

I have been a great fan of Garrison Keillor for over 20 years. Listening to Prairie Home Companion on relay to Australia has been part of our family Sunday evening tradition all that time. Some of the episodes in this tale were familiar from the "News From Lake Wobegone", but it was really great to have them connected in a continuous narrative. Garrison Keillor reads his tale really well. But I think that a huge part of the success of "News From Lake Wobegone" is the brilliant rapport between Garrison and his audience. The absense of this spark is the difference between four and five stars in my opinion.
I do wonder if listeners unfamilar with the folk of Lake Wobegone might miss some of the background knowledge that gives an instant picture of pesonalities when a name is first mentioned.
The quality of the reading and recording are first rate. If you are familiar with Lake Wobegone I think that you would really enjoy this audiobook, especially on a long drive to the Back of Beyond.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 07-19-09

A must-listen for the Prarie Home Companion fan

If you're not a PHC fan, no promises. However, if you love the News from Lake Wobegon, you'll eat this up.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 12-08-09

Every bit as good as Lake Wobegon

To begin with I didn't find this quite as easy to get into as Keillor's 'Lake Wobegon' but, once I did, it was excellent. As with Lakewobegon,the story is about a town populated by likeable eccentrics and yet the characters and the story itself are entirely plausible.There's a tremondous warmth to this book and I would strongly recommend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By PC on 07-19-18

Wonderful, bitter-sweet humour

Only Garrison Keillor can really read his own work as it ought to be read. Wonderful, bitter-sweet humour and dry, wry observations on small-town life, superbly narrated. Keillor has a fantastic, dead-pan delivery that savours each sentence, and perfect comic timing. Highly recommended.

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