Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor LIMITED EDITION
Hardcover, full leather. With small "Note" flyer and certificate of authenticity. Signed by Keillor. Elaborate gilt detailing on the cover and spine, 5 raised bands on the spine. Pages gilt tipped on the three edges, attached ribbon bookmark, silk moire endpapers. 337 pages. Shrinkwrapped, never read.
“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
Learn why Lake Wobegon never made it onto the map and meet “the last honest men in America”–Norwegian bachelor farmers. The book follows a novel format but includes several of your favorite stories from the live radio program A Prairie Home Companion.
"What has always hooked me … is Keillor's ability to tread a line delicate as a cobweb between satire and sentiment. He never romanticizes the past, nor small-town virtues. In the great tradition of humorists, he is a moralist, who perceives the incredible mixture of little vices and virtues that everyone has, including himself …: The book is not simply 337 pages of News from Lake Wobegon®. It is fuller, richer, more serious, but also funnier and franker." –The Cleveland Plain Dealer