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    • Lake Wobegon Summer 1956

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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    Fourteen-year-old Gary, a self-described "tree toad" (lover of a perfect lawn, the soft-porn masterpiece of Carnal Cuties, his Underwood typewriter, and, above all, his rebellious cousin Kate), lives through one amazing Lake Wobegon summer. Gary preoccupies himself by spinning fantastic yarns about boogers, talking dogs, conversations between God and Jesus, and especially melodramas featuring himself as hero and Kate as distresseddamsel.

    Non-member price: $37.53

    • Pontoon

    • A Novel of Lake Wobegon
    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously.

    Non-member price: $38.04

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • By: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    Non-member price: $27.62

    • Lake Wobegon Days

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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    Garrison Keillor is the consummate storyteller, gifted with the rare ability, both in print and in performance, to hold an audience spellbound with his tales of ordinary people whose lives contain extraordinary moments of humor, tenderness, and grace. This exclusive recording of Garrison Keillor reading a carefully edited abridgement of the book also includes a few segments taken from live performances recorded during a fundraising tour for public radio stations in 1985.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • The Road Home

    • Stories from Lake Wobegon
    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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    From America's favorite storyteller, here are 18 new tales of Lake Wobegon, handpicked from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • The Book of Guys

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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    In this collection of stories you'll meet a bunch of memorable guys including Lonesome Shorty, a cowpoke torn between the proud life in the saddle and the comforts of warm apartments and women; Buddy, the teen-age leper in Sioux Falls; Earl Grey, the great tea inventor and former Republican child; Casey, at the bat in Mudville again; Dionysus, the god of wine; and Roy Bradley, boy broadcaster.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Non-member price: $2.83

    • Liberty

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. The town is dizzy with anticipation - until they hear of Clint's ambition to run for Congress. They know about his episodes with vodka sours, his rocky marriage, and his friendship with the 24-year-old who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade and may be buck naked beneath her robes. In Keillor's words, "It is Lake Wobegon as you imagined it - good loving people who drive each other crazy."

    Non-member price: $36.26

    • A Christmas Blizzard

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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    A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy, he's not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday.

    Non-member price: $27.36

    • WLT

    • A Radio Romance
    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 6 hrs
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    In the spring of 1926, the Soderbjerg brothers, Ray and Roy, plunge into radio by founding Station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato) in order to rescue their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis. For the next 25 years, the "Friendly Neighbor" station produces a dazzling array of shows and stars: Dad Benson, Wingo Beals, Slim Graves and his Blue Movers, chain-smoking child star Little Becky, and household-tips maven Lucille Larson (who repeatedly broadcasts in her underwear).

    Non-member price: $27.64

    • Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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    On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef, who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone wants to know, and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Parables That Jesus Told

    • By: Jason Root
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Here, narrated by public radio's Garrison Keillor, the parables of The Sower, The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son come to life against the backdrop of Jesus' journeys through Galilee and Judea. The parables are put into a context that makes their simple truths resonate with meaning for young audiences.

    Non-member price: $5.73

    • Johnny Appleseed

    • By: James Howard Kunstler
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 24 mins
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    This is the touching story of the benevolent naturalist who roamed the Ohio valley in the early 1800s, planting apple orchards, making friends, and spreading goodwill along his way. Known to early settlers as a gentle soul with a reverence for all life, Johnny never missed a chance to save an abandoned animal or to savor a delicious apple pie. Garrison Keillor's narration is accompanied by original music by Mark O'Connor. Ages five and up.

    Non-member price: $5.79

    • New Treasury of Great Humorists

    • By: Dave Barry, Jonathan Winters, George Burns, and others
    • Narrated by: Arte Johnson, John Ritter, Art Buchwald, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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    From the grand old man of comedy, George Burns to the up-to-the minute observations of today's everyman, Dave Barry, these great humorists share one thing in common: their very individual, often raucously funny perception of the world around them. Laugh and enjoy!

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • Gospel of Jesus

    • By: Daniel L. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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    Garrison Keillor and Dan Johnson both grew up in the bosom of fundamentalism. Their shared love of the Bible and its stories led to this collaboration, which blends details from all the gospels into a single book-length story.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Stories

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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    In this delightful audio collection, Garrison Keillor reads 14 of his own favorite stories from his many years as a writer for The New Yorker and from two of his best-selling books, Happy To Be Here and We Are Still Married. These selections embody all of the qualities that make Keillor such a beloved storyteller; his effortless blending of humor and poignancy, his keen observations and gentle insights, and his rare ability to bring a sense of truth to every tale he tells.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Wobegon Boy

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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    From the millions of listeners who follow the tales of Lake Wobegon and A Prairie Home Companion every Saturday night on public radio, and for fans of Garrison Keillor's literary take on life in our times, this audiobook will be most welcome.

    Non-member price: $27.64

    • Me

    • by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, as Told to Garrison Keillor: A Political Satire
    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    He's big. He's bold. He's brash. And as the new governor of Minnesota, Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente is the most compelling figure to appear on the state - and national - political landscape in decades.

    The new King of American Politics (and former UWA World Champion) tells all to best-selling author, public radio show host, and fellow Minnesotan Garrison Keillor. This is satire at its best, delivered as only Keillor can.

    Non-member price: $19.24

    • 77 Love Sonnets

    • By: Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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    "When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 29, 'When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state', for English class. And 50 years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth." --Garrison Keillor

    Non-member price: $17.56