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This is an auction for LAKE WOBEGON DAYS by Garrison Keillor.

Amazon.com reviews:

"The events start in the 1950s and follow the seasons including the first smooth slide on the frozen lake and the sticky heat of summer full of passions and traumas. We relive the living flag with 500 baseball-capped heads in red, white and blue bringing chaos to the stars and stripes. As a small boy, the author recalls Memorial Day with the agony of trying to remember the 23rd Psalm, and the school-room reeking of disinfectant and floor wax, "the smell of patriotism" beneath Washington's sour look and the kindly gaze of Lincoln. We meet the family: poor because they had a vacuum cleaner had such poor suction that the hairballs had to be stuffed into it and with a strict religious code, believing that "you worked in the sun and lay in the shade" and that "air-conditioning was for the weak and indolent". As Keillor grew up and embarked on the treacherous dating game, he had to cope with taking his date out in a car covered in verses from the Bible picked out in red reflective beading - a true passion killer for a hopeful teenager! With acute observations Keillor brings to life the local inhabitants. The portraits are varied: warm and funny or savagely revealing. Garrison Keillor is rather like the statue to the unknown Norwegian who stands in Main Street with grass stubbornly growing out of his ear, defying all attempts to remove it: you can take the man out of Lake Wobegon but you can't take Lake Wobegon out of the man. An irresistible read!"

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1987.

337 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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