Boom Town: A Lake Wobegon Novel AUDIOBOOK (mp3 download)
Audiobook of Boom Town in mp3 format, read by Garrison Keillor himself.
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- Chapter 1 - A New World
- Chapter 2 - Lake Cabin
- Chapter 3 - Seeing Arlene
- Chapter 4 - Millennialism
- Chapter 5 - Mr. González
- Chapter 6 - Becoming
- Chapter 7 - Current Affairs
- Chapter 8 - 119th
- Chapter 9 - The Improvement Movement
- Chapter 10 - The King of Norway
- Chapter 11 - Cream of Happiness
- Chapter 12 - Sisterhood
- Chapter 13 - Syttende Mai
- Chapter 14 - The Passing of the Class
- Chapter 15 - Sunday Mass
- Chapter 16 - Plain Facts Faced
- Chapter 17 - A Fine Job
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With Boom Town, Garrison Keillor returns to his hometown of Lake Wobegon, which is in the midst of a rising economic tide driven by millennial entrepreneurs. “I go back home mainly for funerals, which these days are for people my age, 79, which gets my attention, an obituary with my number in it,” he writes, as he sits at the bedside of Arlene Bunsen dying with humor and grace, and recalls a teenage love affair with Marlys Gunderson and observes the millennial culture, a stark contrast to the Lutheran farm town of the radio monologues. He spends the summer in the old Gunderson lake cabin, reliving the past, postponing his return to New York and his wife Giselle.
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