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  • Garrison Keillor

    Lake Wobegon U.S.A. is the eagerly anticipated successor to News From Lake Wobegon (one of the bestselling spoken-word audio ever) and More News From Lake Wobegon. This collection contains 17 touching, exquisitely funny monologues from Garrison Keillor recorded during American Radio Company broadcasts from tour stops all over the country. The tales, says Keillor, are about 'the luxury of rhubarb pie, the perils of prophecy, Florian and Myrtle's thrifty vacation, the vapor lights of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility. . . .' They are also about joy, grief, dreams, luck, and mysteries-about the extraordinary moments of wonder that illuminate our ordinary lives. Contents:Fertility: The...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    One of the best-selling spoken audio of all time, this is the original collection of Garrison Keillor monologues. Funny and touching, these 20 stories from original live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion follow the seasons in Lake Wobegon.Contents:Spring: Me and Choir; A Day in the Life of Clarence Bunsen; Letter from Jim; FictionSummer: The Living Flag; The Tollefson Boy Goes to College; Tomato Butt; Chamber of Commerce; Dog Days of August; Mrs. Berge and the Schubert Carillon PianoFall: Giant Decoys; Darryl Tollerud's Long Day; Hog Slaughter; Thanksgiving; The Royal FamilyWinter: Guys on Ice; James Lundeen's Christmas; The Christmas Story Re-told; New Year's from new York; Storm...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    Successor to the best-selling News from Lake Wobegon, this collection of Garrison Keillor monologues includes 16 stories, grouped by theme: Love, Faith, Hope, and Humor. All are from original live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.Contents: Rotten Apples; O Death; The Wise Men; A Trip to Grand Rapids; Truckstop; Smokes; The Perils of Spring; Let Us Pray; Alaska; Uncle Al's Gift; Skinny Dip; Homecoming; Pontoon Boat; Author; Freedom of the Press;...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    A brilliant, biting, and wickedly funny send-up of American politics. This is satire at its best, delivered as only Keillor...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    The latest in a line of bestselling collections that began with News from Lake Wobegon, this set selects monologues from four years (1999-2002) of live radio programs. Some were broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theatre, the show's St. Paul home. Others were recorded on the road in Dublin, Pasadena, Grand Forks, and other exotic...read more

  • Fred Newman

    For some fans of public radio's beloved A Prairie Home Companion, it's all about the wild, unpredictable, 'how does he do that?' artistry of sound effects specialist Fred Newman. Hand-picked from nearly two decades of live broadcasts, Sounding Off! spotlights Fred's unique talents in performance with host Garrison Keillor and the hilarious radio acting cast of A Prairie Home Companion. Fred's vocal characterizations are boundless, and his sound arsenal features loons and babies, singing whales and stomping pterodactyls, lovesick elk, patriotic dolphins, rampaging chainsaws, and much more. The collectible CD edition features a full-color booklet with photo-essay and notes by Fred Newman,...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    It's a dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets, but high above the mean streets, a light burns on the 12th floor of the Acme Building, where Guy Noir-hard boiled, world-weary, yet surprisingly articulate-is trying to find the answers to life's questions. In his big swivel chair under the bare bulb beside the beat-up gray file cabinet, he awaits the call of his clientele: the disappointed, the paranoid, the embittered, the rejected-and the hilarious. Garrison Keillor's private eye spoof has thrilled audiences every week for over twenty years on live public radio broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Now, for the very first time, thirty-six all-time favorite Guy Noir...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor is the consummate storyteller, gifted with the rare ability-both in print and in performance-to hold an audience spellbound with his tales of ordinary people whose lives contain extraordinary moments of humor, tenderness, and grace. This exclusive recording of Garrison Keillor reading a carefully edited abridgement of the book and includes a few segments taken from live performances recorded during a fundraising tour for public radio stations in 1985. 1987 Grammy® Award winner Table of Contents Tape 1 Prologue; Home; Forbears; Sumus Quod Sumus; Protestant Tape 2 Protestant; Summer; School Tape 3 Fall; Winter Tape 4 Footnote (95 Theses 95); Spring;...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life-and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the 'respectable' slave-holding society...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    After 40-plus years of delighting radio audiences each Saturday night with America's favorite live variety show, A Prairie Home Companion founder and host Garrison Keillor bids farewell with an unforgettable performance from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. It's a duet singing extravaganza, with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, Heather Masse, and Christine DiGiallonardo joining Garrison on time-honored American ballads, British Invasion romps, country-western weepers, and Broadway classics. Plus: The Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, with L.A. tales and sound effects straight from rush hour on the 101; Music Director and...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    'I think people have an absolute ear for what is true,' Garrison Keillor told an interviewer. It is this rare and marvelous sense of truth-of laughter, joy, and compassion and situations-that makes Keillor such a brilliant and beloved storyteller. The collection includes: Your Book Saved My Life, Mister, End of the Trail, Meeting Famous People, Family Honeymoon Al Denny, Basketball, After A Fall, The Babe, We Are Still Married, Drowning, Attitude, Letter From Ruth Luger to Joanne Leinenkranz, Nu Er Der Youl Igen, The Chuck Show of...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Short Stories Wherever Garrison Keillor's imagination takes him, the road back to Lake Wobegon is always a delightful one. His story collections about 'the little town that time forgot' are his most popular; this Lake Wobegon collection features 11 wonderful stories recorded from live radio broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.Life these days in Lake Wobegon means shirtsleeve autumns and late-starting winters. Meanwhile, a bus full of Lutheran men attends the Risk Takers convention in Minneapolis to do the unthinkable: express their emotions. Pastor Ingqvist interviews for a job at the Mall of America. The Ingqvists' elderly dog...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    A Grammy® nominee.Fourteen-year-old Gary, a self-described 'tree toad'-lover of a perfect lawn, the soft-porn masterpiece Carnal Cuties, his Underwood typewriter, and, above all, his rebellious cousin Kate'-lives through one amazing Lake Wobegon summer. Gary preoccupies himself by spinning fantastic yarns about boogers, talking dogs, conversations between God and Jesus, and especially melodramas featuring himself as hero and Kate as distressed damsel. When the real Kate makes a terrible mistake, Gary learns a lot about love, heartbreak, and what is really means to rebel.In Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Garrison Keillor describes the making of a writer who comes of age in classic Wobegon...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    In this thoughtful, deeply personal work, one of the nation's best-loved voices takes the plunge into politics and comes up with a book that has had all of America talking. Here, with great heart, supple wit, and a dash of anger, Garrison Keillor describes the simple democratic values-the Golden Rule, the obligation to defend the weak against the powerful, and others-that define his hard-working Midwestern neighbors and that today's Republicans seem determined to subvert. A reminiscence, a political tract, and a humorous meditation, Homegrown Democrat is an entertaining, refreshing addition to today's rancorous political...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    "When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 29, 'When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state' for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon. I come in peace, I depart in gratitude."-Garrison...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    See what WLT was 'really like' before it became the radio station featured in the Robert Altman film. In 1926, brothers Ray and Roy Soderbjerrg plunge into radio by founding Station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato) in order to rescue their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis. For the next twenty-five years, the 'Friendly Neighbor' station produces a dazzling-not to mention, odd-array of shows and stars. Brilliantly weaving together the real lives and radio lives of his characters, Garrison Keillor has given us a comic, poignant, and slightly steamy novel, full of romance, intrigue, tough business, and loose...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    Originally broadcast on Christmas Eve 1994, A Prairie Home Christmas is a delightful compilation of all-time-favorite highlights from past holiday broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.Contents:Christmas Time's a Comin'; Jordan Carols; Shop for Christmas Presents; Scrooge; Children, Go Where I Send Thee; The Twelve Days of Christmas; Christmas Gifts for the Staff; If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas; Settin' by the Fire; Nothing But a Child; Christ Child's Lullaby; Nowell: Owt of Your Sleep; Bach's Christmas Oratorio; A Polish Christmas with Walter Bobbie; Det Kimmer Nu; Oh How Lovely Is the Evening; Silent Night; Nine Lessons and Carols; Carol of the Children; Mr. Bergy's...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    Even more of a good thing: the latest collection of knee-slappers, toe-tappers, and groaners from A Prairie Home Companion Joke Shows. 'What does IDK stand for?' 'I don't know.' 'OMG, nobody does!' . . . What is a hippie's wife called? Mississippi . . . What is the recipe for Honeymoon Salad? Lettuce alone without dressing.' Jokes are made for sharing, and everyone loves to laugh. This nonstop collection gathers the best jokes from the most recent Joke Show (11/4/2014) plus special joke segments from 2011 to the present, all recorded before live before doubled-over audiences in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and New York . . . Performers include show regulars-Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    Some say a place is home when you know where all the roads go. Over in Lake Wobegon, all the roads take you there, and it's never been any different. And what you learn along the way is that-quicker than any road sign or street map or pair of shiny red shoes-all you really need is a story to get you from here to there. A story about an ordinary day, any ordinary day. About a young woman and her bridal shower, about a fishing shack and when it's prudent to drive out on the ice. A story about springtime, and air thick with desire, or about the advantages of dynamite when you're digging a grave in winter. Interim pastors, and lutefisk dinners, hunting pheasant in autumn and a food fight with...read more

  • Garrison Keillor

    In his second collection of poetry (the first 77 Love Sonnets) Keillor writes-with his characteristic combination of humor and insight-on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor's verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being...read more