Books

A complete lists of works, including sample excerpts

BRISK VERSE – preview

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Cheerfulness preview

Read the first chapter of Garrison’s newest book, CHEERFULNESS and find out where to purchase.

Read Chapter One here

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Boom Town preview

Read the first chapter of Garrison’s newest Lake Wobegon novel, BOOM TOWN, and find out where to purchase.

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That Time of Year: Chapter One

The story of how a shy Minnesota farm boy invented A Prairie Home Companion.

Read the first chapter of Garrison’s memoir here

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The Lake Wobegon Virus: Chapter One

“Well, it has been a quiet year in Lake Wobegon…”

Read the first chapter of Garrison’s new novel here

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That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life (softcover)

That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life (softcover)

Updated Softcover version: I sat down and looked at my memoir THAT TIME OF YEAR when it came out and was put off by the sadness, the opening chapter about how much I missed doing “A Prairie Home Companion,” so I sat down to fix it. That’s why a writer shouldn’t read his own work. But I did and so I sat down to cheer it up a little and wrote a new first paragraph.

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The Lake Wobegon Virus

The Lake Wobegon Virus

Return to Lake Wobegon, where townsfolk begin to notice a strange social phenomenon related to unpasteurized cheese made by a Norwegian bachelor farmer.

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The Keillor Reader — 2014

The Keillor Reader — 2014

The Keillor Reader collects the full range of Garrison Keillor’s work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns, and pieces never before published.

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The Keillor Reader — Introduction

The Keillor Reader — Introduction

I started out with No. 2 pencil and pads of paper, then acquired an Underwood manual typewriter with a faint f and a misshapen O. You had to poke the keys hard to make an impression. I set it on a maple desk in my bedroom, which looked out onto a cornfield across the road, and I wrote stories about tortured loners who stood at a distance from the crowd and observed their comings and goings with envy tinged with contempt.

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Books — Chronological

A list of published works

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