Lake Wobegon Days - Garrison Keillor One day a few years ago, KJ noticed several Keillor books on the library discard shelf and picked them up, not being aware why they were there. I finally got around to reading one. This is about Keillor's fictional Minnesota town full of old-fashioned European immigrants. It's part pseudo- (semi-?) autobiography, part narrative history, part tales about the current inhabitants. There's a lot of childhood hijinks, church culture, drinking, farming, driving, and of course a hot dish and lutefisk. A visionary founds a university in the middle of nowhere and gets a bear for his troubles. An underdog grows a massive, prize-winning tomato. Youth struggle against the ascetic, humble, God- and world-fearing attitudes of their elders. It feels true to life, laced all through with irony and humor dry to the point of desiccation. A slow read but quite enjoyable.