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Garrison Keillor - Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Garrison Keillor vividly and humorously rambles on about his old green house on Green Street, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota...the dandy lions on the front lawn...the dog on the front porch...the Andersons who live next door...the “evil” older sister...the uptight, worry-wart dad who is contrasted by the sunny-even-on-a-cloudy-day mom who says, “Why carry rocks in your pockets?” Without-girlfriend Gary spends his Saturday nights playing monopoly with his m...
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Keillor's "heavily autobiographical" 2001 novel of a 14-year-old boy's summer in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota concerns: the clash between the conservative religious values of his family and town, and the fascinating porn magazine "High School Orgy" lent to him by a friend; his adoration of his older cousin Kate; his unpleasant and self-righteous older sister's unrelenting torment of him; his discovery of his calling as a writer; and all the eccentric and hila...