The Lake Wobegon Virus: A Novel

Written by:
Garrison Keillor
Narrated by:
Garrison Keillor

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2020
8 hours 54 minutes
Bestselling author and humorist Garrison Keillor returns to one of America's most beloved mythical towns, beset by a contagion of alarming candor.

A mysterious virus has infiltrated the good people of Lake Wobegon, transmitted via unpasteurized cheese made by a Norwegian bachelor farmer, the effect of which is episodic loss of social inhibition. Mayor Alice, Father Wilmer, Pastor Liz, the Bunsens and Krebsbachs, formerly taciturn elders, burst into political rants, inappropriate confessions, and rhapsodic proclamations, while their teenagers watch in amazement. Meanwhile, a wealthy outsider is buying up farmland for a Keep America Truckin' motorway and amusement park, estimated to draw 2.2 million visitors a year. Clint Bunsen and Elena the hometown epidemiologist to the rescue, with a Fourth of July Living Flag and sweet corn feast for a finale.

In his newest Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor takes us back to the small prairie town where for so long American readers and listeners have found laughter as well as the wry airing of our foibles and most familiar desires and fears-a town where, as we know, 'all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.'
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Alexina K.

What a pleasure to here Garrisin again after all these years. I used to listen to cassette tapes of his back in the day and this was even better.

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Mendel G.

Having a longstanding audio "relationship" wirh Mr. Keillor, dating back to his classic Prairie Home Companion radio programs, I was not disappointed by the often uproarious goings on in and round Lake Wobegan. Some of the chapters contain LOL passages that only Mr. Keillor could write. I could have done without the few political jibes, but in context, these, too were quite funny and appropriate.

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