My Little Town

From Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor "It is easier for a swan to be a dog than for a dog to be a swan, as it says in one of these Lake Wobegon stories, and as an older dog, I know this only too well. But there are stories in this collection that sort of take flight, such as the two Wobegonians who fly to California and wind up in Costa Rica instead, or the story of Pastor Liz whom the Holy Ghost leads to the pastorate of Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church. She hitchhikes into town and bathes in the lake, witnessed by a red-faced Clint Bunsen, and preaches the gospel with passion as she endures crushing loneliness and is the subject of town gossip (she got into bed with a dying man ---- so she could sing "Abide With Me" into his good ear, but still). It was a good piece of work by a guy improvising on a live radio show in front of skeptical Lutherans, and I'm glad to put it on CD."

Garrison Keillor

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From the Publisher:

"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town ..." Lake Wobegon has been Garrison Keillor's fictional home town—and America's—for almost 40 years.

Many of us have grown up with "the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve." The Chatterbox Café, the Sidetrack Tap, the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, the Bunsens and the Krebsbachs, the Lake Wobegon Whippets—these are places, people, and sports teams we know and love, thanks to Keillor's ability to weave a story and tell it live.

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Never before collected, these expertly crafted tales are full of gentle humor, genuine emotion, and (more often than not) surprising insights into family, relationships, community, faith, and hope.

Disc 1

  • Tundra Swans
  • Crazy Love
  • Arabian Nights
  • The Fish that Saved my Life
  • Chickadee Stew
  • Gargoyles

Disc 2

  • Lenore the Librarian
  • Bad Pizza
  • The Great Lover Arrives
  • The Trip to San Jose
  • Bowling Balls

Disc 3 —
The Story of Liz

  • The Ingqvists Depart
  • The Works of Liz
  • The Calling
  • Holding On
  • The Arrival of Liz
  • Hot Springs
  • An Encounter with Liz
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