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Mother Father Uncle Aunt

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Garrison Keillor / A Prairie Home Companion / Humor
Unabridged   3 hour(s)
Publication date: 12/04/1997

Mother Father Uncle Aunt

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565112698
Digital Download ISBN:9781598879803


Garrison Keillor's collection of "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues—all taken from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion—is an extended meditation on the joys, sorrows, challenges, and humor of raising children.

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"...where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." There's a reason all those children in Lake Wobegon are above average. It might be the clean prairie air. It might be the wholesome wheat that's grown by the Norwegian bachelor farmers. And it just might be their strong, good-looking parents.

The tales include "Ronnie and the Winnebago" about a young man, his rock-star girlfriend, and his long struggle to earn his father's understanding; "Love While You Dare" the story of August Johnson, who, after losing his brother in a gambler's prank in Copenhagen, flees to America rather than face his mother—who later comes to visit him in Lake Wobegon; and eight more splendid, unforgettable accounts of how, in Keillor's words, "the meek shall inherit the earth, and when we have done all we can with our children, it's time to step back and let them inherit it."

  • Ball Jars
  • Love While you Dare To
  • Saturday Morning in The Bon Marche
  • Family Trip to Yellowstone
  • The Flood
  • Bob Anderson the Dancer
  • Children Will Break Your Heart
  • Ronnie and The Winnebago
  • Carl's Christmas Pageant
  • The Tombstone

Author Bio

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.