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The Lake Wobegon Virus

Audiobook
Fiction: Humor
Unabridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/29/2020

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The Lake Wobegon Virus

A Novel

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Audio CD ISBN:9781696602938
Digital Download ISBN:9781696602921

Summary

Bestselling author and humorist Garrison Keillor returns to one of America's most beloved mythical towns, beset by a contagion of alarming candor.

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Bestselling author and humorist Garrison Keillor returns to one of America's most beloved mythical towns, beset by a contagion of alarming candor.

A mysterious virus has infiltrated the good people of Lake Wobegon, transmitted via unpasteurized cheese made by a Norwegian bachelor farmer, the effect of which is episodic loss of social inhibition. Mayor Alice, Father Wilmer, Pastor Liz, the Bunsens and Krebsbachs, formerly taciturn elders, burst into political rants, inappropriate confessions, and rhapsodic proclamations, while their teenagers watch in amazement. Meanwhile, a wealthy outsider is buying up farmland for a Keep America Truckin' motorway and amusement park, estimated to draw 2.2 million visitors a year. Clint Bunsen and Elena the hometown epidemiologist to the rescue, with a Fourth of July Living Flag and sweet corn feast for a finale.

In his newest Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor takes us back to the small prairie town where for so long American readers and listeners have found laughter as well as the wry airing of our foibles and most familiar desires and fears—a town where, as we know, "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."

Author Bio

Garrison Keillor, born in Anoka, Minnesota, is an essayist, columnist, blogger, and writer of sonnets, songs, and limericks. Keillor wrote and hosted the radio show A Prairie Home Companion for forty years. He and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, live in Minneapolis and New York.