Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories by Garrison Keillor
Leaving Home is the first collection of Lake Wobegon short stories. The book includes 36 fan favorites taken from the live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. The short stories are mostly from shows performed during the late 80's. There is a wonderfully funny tale about a septic tank in Homecoming, a gathering of Lutheran ministers on a Pontoon Boat, an usher convention in Hawaii, news from the State fair and a fond farewell to a favorite son’s hometown taken from what was, at that time, the final in 1987. Softcover, 288 pages.
"In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces. Leaving Home is a book of exceptional charm … delightful … genuinely touching" -The Wall Street Journal