Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories GARRISON KEILLOR


LEAVING HOME: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories, Garrison Keillor, Viking Penguin, 1987.


A short story anthology written by Garrison Keillor, a humorous fictional account of life in small-town Minnesota set in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon. A collection of 36 of the author's "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues from his radio program A Prairie Home Companion. A tribute to the life and people of Lake Wobegon, Keillor's fictional American small town where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average". Prefaced by "A Letter from Copenhagen", as a farewell to Lake Wobegon as Keillor had left A Prairie Home Companion. He, however, returned to the program and to creating Lake Wobegon monologues in the 1990s.


Hardcover, dust jacket from the first edition. 244 pages. Mild wear to book and some light wear to jacket.


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