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The Road Home

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Garrison Keillor/ A Prairie Home Companion / Humor
Fully dramatized Publication date: 04/19/2016

2016 Voice Arts Award Nominee

The Road Home

News from Lake Wobegon

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681682068
Digital Download ISBN:9781681682075


From America's favorite storyteller, here are 18 new tales of Lake Wobegon, hand-picked from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.

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Product Description

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 spaghetti. Home is a fine place to listen. No need for a parka. No need to get up. Just light the fire, make some popcorn and hit "Play." The Road Home will take you all the way to where you already are. No place like it. No place at all.

Garrison Keillor has been delighting audiences for four decades now with heartfelt, moving, and downright hilarious tales from the shores of Lake Wobegon. Never before collected, these expertly crafted stories are full of gentle humor, genuine emotion, and (more often than not) surprising insights into family, relationships, community, faith, and hope.


"[Garrison Keillor's] slow delivery and gradual unfolding of characters and events . . . guarantee[s] a chuckle or laugh." —AudioFile

"Keillor's sentimental and wry, fun observations of daily experiences and life in general contribute to a powerful feast of short vignettes perfect for car listening and leisure fun." —Donovan's Literary Services

Author Bio

As the host of A Prairie Home Companion for over forty years, Garrison Keillor has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader. He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry. 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. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.