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Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
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Apr 23, 2009

it was amazing

Spending many years in Minnesota it is difficult to escape the works of Keillor. Lake Wobegon becomes a Saturday evening ritual. The characters, although fictional become real. You recognize someone you know in almost every program. Oh yes, this is not Television but Radio performed at it's finest.
To show you how real it is to some people, when I moved to Southern California and was standing in Ralph's Supermarket (Ralph's prett good grocery on the program),
I was wearing a Lake Wobegon Whippets (the baseball team) and a lady approached me and asked if I knew where Lake Wobegan was. I told her I had visited there many times and she acted as if I was a celebrity.
So, if you haven't heard the show on PBS pick up this book to get some flavor of the place. If you didn't grow up or live longer term in the "upper midwest" you just won't understand this book.

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Gretchen Don't forget to send this back with Tricia!

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