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Mother Father Uncle Aunt

Garrison Keillor

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"...where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." There's a reason all those children in Lake Wobegon are above average. It might be the clean prairie air. It might be the wholesome wheat that's grown by the Norwegian bachelor farmers. And it just might be their strong, good-looking parents. Garrison Keillor's collection of "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues—all taken from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion—is an extended meditation on the joys, sorrows, challenges, and humor of raising children. The tales include "Ronnie and the Winnebago" about a young man, his rock-star girlfriend, and his long struggle to earn his father's understanding; "Love While You Dare" the story of August Johnson, who, after losing his brother in a gambler's prank in Copenhagen, flees to America rather than face his mother--who later comes to visit him in Lake Wobegon; and six more splendid, unforgettable accounts of how, in Keillor's words, "the meek shall inherit the earth, and when we have done all we can with our children, it's time to step back and let them inherit it." Contents: Ball Jars, Love While you Dare To, Saturday Morning in The Bon Marche, Family Trip to Yellowstone, The Flood, Bob Anderson's Last Dance, Children Will Break Your Heart, Ronnie and The Winnebago, Carl's Christmas Pageant, The Tombstone

Language:

English

Length:

3h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:49