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Lake Wobegon Days

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1990-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101640286
Rating: 4.6/5 (42 downloads)

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr. Keillor's full design, is a genuine work of American history.” —The New York Times “A comic anatomy of what is small and ordinary and therefore potentially profound and universal in American life…Keillor’s strength as a writer is to make the ordinary extraordinary.” —Chicago Tribune “Keillor’s laughs come dear, not cheap, emerging from shared virtue and good character, from reassuring us of our neighborliness and strength….His true subject is how daily life is shot with grace. Keillor writes a prose that can be turned to laughter, to tears…to compassion or satire, to a hundred effects. He is a brilliant parodist.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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A Place Called Home

Author: Richard O. Davies
Publsiher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2003
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 9780873514514
Rating: 4.8/5 (735 downloads)

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The dynamic Midwestern small town---from its idyllic beginnings to its imminent decline--explored and celebrated in thirty-four selections of cultural history, fiction, and poetry, both classic and contemporary.

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Author: Garrison Keillor
Total Pages: 8
Release: 1988
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Garrison Keillor

Author: Judith Yaross Lee
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1991
Genre: Lake Wobegon (Minn. : Imaginary place)
ISBN: 9781617033995
Rating: 4.6/5 (17 downloads)

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Lake Wobegon Summer 1956

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-08-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101495693
Rating: 4.4/5 (956 downloads)

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Meet fourteen-year-old Gary. A self-described "tree-toad,"a sly and endearing geek, Gary has many unwieldy passions, chief among them his cousin Kate, his Underwood typewriter and the soft-porn masterpiece, High School Orgies. The folks of Lake Wobegon don't have much patience for a kid's ungodly obsessions, and so Gary manages to filter the hormonal earthquake that is puberty and his hopeless devotion to glamorous, rebellious Kate through his fantastic yarns. With every marvellous story he moves a few steps closer to becoming a writer. And when Kate gets herself into trouble with the local baseball star, Gary also experiences the first pangs of a broken heart. With his trademark gift for treading "a line delicate as a cobweb between satire and sentiment"(Cleveland Plain Dealer), Garrison Keillor brilliantly captures a newly minted post-war America and delivers an unforgettable comedy about a writer coming of age in the rural Midwest.

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Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-12-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0571252443
Rating: 4.2/5 (524 downloads)

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Margie Krebsbach dreams up the idea of a trip to Rome, hoping to get her husband Carl to make love to her - he's been sleeping across the hall and she has no idea why. She finds a patriotic purpose for the journey. A Lake Wobegon boy, Gussy Norlander, died in the liberation of Rome, 1944, and his grave, according to his elderly brother, Norbert, is in a neglected weed patch near the Colosseum. So it's decided they will go to clean Gussy's final resting place. But Margie is unprepared for the enthusiastic response - fifty people want to go with her, including her nemesis, the mayor of Lake Wobegon, Carl's bossy sister, Eloise, Mr. Berge the town drunk, and her treacherous mother-in-law. Margie fends off some of the would-be travellers, but ten applicants remain, though Carl is not sure he wants to go after all. At this, a heartbroken Margie gets the motley crew to the airport and aboard the plane, and then discovers one of the secret pleasures of travel - as they enter alien territory, safely away from Lake Wobegon, they tell each other stories of astonishing frankness and self-revelation.

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ISBN: 9780780744141
Rating: 4.7/5 (87 downloads)

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Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio

Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-05-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1136993754
Rating: 4.9/5 (937 downloads)

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

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Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set

Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1696
Release: 2004-03-01
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 1135456488
Rating: 4.4/5 (564 downloads)

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Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.

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Literary Trips

Author: Victoria Brooks
Publsiher: Publishing
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2000
Genre: Authors
ISBN: 9780968613702
Rating: 4.9/5 (686 downloads)

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"Slices of on-the-road literary history and detail-rich travel romps with famous writers." Sheila F. Buckmaster, senior editor, National Geographic Traveler

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Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Author: Steven H. Gale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2016-04-14
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 1317362276
Rating: 4.3/5 (622 downloads)

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First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.

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Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-02-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0571267823
Rating: 4.2/5 (678 downloads)

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In Lake Wobegon lives a good Lutheran lady who wishes for her ashes placed inside a bowling ball and dropped into the lake. Meanwhile, a wedding between a veterinary aromatherapist and her boyfriend Brent is set to take place aboard a pontoon boat. A delegation of renegade Lutheran pastors from Denmark has come to town, and there's Raoul of the cigars and tinted shades, come to visit his elderly lover. All is in readiness for the wedding - the French champagne, the flying Elvis, the giant duck decoys - and then something quite unexpected happens . . .

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Love Me

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-08-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101126957
Rating: 4.1/5 (269 downloads)

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In this charming departure from Lake Wobegon, bestselling author Garrison Keillor tells a hilarious and heartwarming tale of ambition, success and failure, and the virtues of real love. Aspiring writer Larry Wyler leads a quiet, decent life with his do-gooder wife, Iris, in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he wants more. When his literary debut becomes a hit, he departs for a Manhattan apartment, a job at the New Yorker, and three- martini lunches with the great editor, William Shawn. But when his second novel bombs and he finds himself in the grip of writer's block, Wyler discovers that success—and the New York publishing scene—is a fickle mistress, indeed. Creatively barren, nearly destitute, and longing for Iris, he accepts a job writing "Ask Mr. Blue," a column doling out advice to the lovelorn. It may not be glamorous work, but through it Wyler discovers what's really important and sets out to win back the woman he left behind.

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The Guide to United States Popular Culture

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 1030
Release: 2001
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780879728212
Rating: 4.8/5 (797 downloads)

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"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index

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Leaving Home

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1990-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101644702
Rating: 4.6/5 (447 downloads)

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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Author: Janet G. Husband
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 793
Release: 2009-07-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0838909671
Rating: 4.9/5 (96 downloads)

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

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Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism

Author: Randall Herbert Balmer
Publsiher: Baylor University Press
Total Pages: 790
Release: 2004
Genre: Evangelicalism
ISBN: 193279204X
Rating: 4.7/5 (92 downloads)

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In this completely revised and expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism, Randall Balmer gives readers the most comprehensive resource about evangelicalism available anywhere. With over 3,000 separate entries, the Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism covers historical and contemporary theologians, preachers, laity, cultural figures, musicians, televangelists, movements, organizations, denominations, folkways, theological terms, events, and much more--all penned in Balmer's engaging style. Students, scholars, journalists, and laypersons will all benefit from Balmer's insights.