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5.0 out of 5 stars Gary Keillor is a very funny guy..., September 22, 2009
This review is from: Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance (Lake Wobegon) (Hardcover)
Prepare to laugh. In Keillor's latest Wobegon fantasy, a dozen Lake Wobegonians make a trip to Rome to honor a hometown war hero who died during the Italian campaign in WWII.

Keillor tags along, or at least Gary Keillor does. This Keillor is the host of "A Prairie Home Companion", a highly successful radio show. Lake Wobegon is Keillor's home town and when he returns to give a speech there he gets roped into footing the bill for the entire trip.

The usual cast of characters are here. They have little respect for Keillor or for his program which seems to mock their home town. The trip is supposedly intended to re -ignite the flame in one couple's foundering marriage. But it turns into much more, a mystery, a suspense, a romance? Keillor implies that outcome in his title. One must presume that it refers to his love for this imaginary little Minnesota town?

The high points along the way are the many opportunities Keillor has to mock himself, even his own singing. This self deprecating humor is pure gold.
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