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Wobegon Boy: A Novel
Wobegon Boy: A Novel
Wobegon Boy: A Novel
Audiobook (abridged)5 hours

Wobegon Boy: A Novel

Published by HighBridge Audio

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Keillor's follow up to Lake Wobegon Days has his protagonist, John Tollefson, now a 40-something radio station manager living in upstate New York, return to Minnesota for a life-changing visit.

John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved East to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York. Having achieved this pleasant perch, John has a brilliant idea for a restaurant specializing in fresh sweet corn. And he falls in love with an historian named Alida Freeman, hard at work on a book about a nineteenth-century Norwegian naturopath, an acquaintance of Lincoln, Thoreau, Whitman, and Susan B. Anthony.

Release dateSep 25, 2006
Wobegon Boy: A Novel

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Curious about Garrison Keillor, since I heard some of his stories years ago on the radio.

    A relaxed book with entertaining characters and a simple development of the main character.

    Charming slices of life.

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    If I understand the premise of the story, than it is supposed to describe how the values of a Mid Western Lutheran Boy hold up in a different setting. The error in this premise is that the main character never had the values of a mid western Lutheran boy. His values are the same as all those around him, and he is simply a reflections of the culture around him with a Minnesotan accent. He does have memories of his parents who are the ones who have the Lutheran values. John, the title character is somewhat pompous and condescending. He dubs those who do hold to "Lutheran " values ad "Dark Lutherans" To the authors credit, there are some very humorous moments in the story. That and the sections that deal with John going back for a funeral and learning more about his parents and grand parents are entertaining and keeps this story form falling into disappointing