Stock Image

In Search of Lake Wobegon

Keillor, Garrison; Olsenius, Richard

83 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670030376 / ISBN 13: 9780670030378
Published by Studio Ltd., New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: US$ 40.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Offered By

Reader's Corner, Inc.
Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

5-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since January 11, 2000

About this Item

This is a near fine hard cover first edition copy in a near fine mylar protected DJ. Signd by Garrison Keillor. Very nice photography. Bookseller Inventory # 026087

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: In Search of Lake Wobegon

Publisher: Studio Ltd., New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

In the twenty-five years since Garrison Keillor first brought it to life, the rural Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon has become a national treasure. In this lavishly produced photography book, word and image combine to illuminate the real Minnesota town-life, landscapes, and people who inspired its creation.

Taking us on a tour of Stearns County, the Minnesota county he deems most "Wobegonic," Keillor meditates on the origins of the place where, as a young writer, he found the inspiration for his fiction and his radio show. As an artful evocation of Keillor's beloved invention, Richard Olsenius's elegantly composed black-and-white photographs of rural Minnesota capture the dignity of his subjects, the beauties of the landscape as well as the enduring values and eccentricities of the communities rooted there. Photographs of the high school homecoming court, the tidy, austere working farm, the cozy villages, and summer barbecue at the lake are a visual feast for Lake Wobegon devotees as well as a moving tribute for anyone who feels the emotional claim of rural America.

A unique collaboration featuring more than eighty photographs reproduced in duotone with extended captions written by Keillor, In Search of Lake Wobegon is a beautifully produced work for the millions of radio listeners and book lovers who want to visit Wobegon again and again.

Photographs by Richard Olsenius

About the Author:

Richard Olsenius is a regular National Geographic contributing photographer.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

The Reader's Corner is such fun,it's too bad you have to buy our books on line. We have eight foot tall outside bookshelves across the entire front of the store. There is a money slot in the door for night sales, which go to support National Public Radio. Inside, which can be too crowded at times, are surprisingly good books, only 1% are ever listed on-line. We also sell records, music cd's, comic books, mags, computer software and games. Best of all is the found art decorating every spare spot. The motto on the front door: NO SHOOTING, NO SMOKING, NO MOONING THE MANAGEMENT.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Paypal or check. Shipping by USPS Priority Mail $6.50 first volume/$4 each add. vol.This is for octavo sized books only, oversize books will be more. USPS bookrate $3.50 first vol/$1.75 each add. vol. (I cover all Dust Jackets with Brodart Mylar protectors).(For EU: Reader's Corner, 3201 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh N.C., 27607, readcorner@aol.com)


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check PayPal