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- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65
Margie Krebsbach dreams up the idea of a trip to Rome, hoping to get her husband Carl to make love to her - he's been sleeping across the hall and she has no idea why. She finds a patriotic purpose for the journey. A Lake Wobegon boy, Gussy Norlander, died in the liberation of Rome, 1944, and his grave, according to his elderly brother, Norbert, is... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65
Clint is one of the old reliables in Lake Wobegon - the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts your car on below-zero mornings. For six years he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks and girls pushing baby carriages that hold their cats into a dazzling spectacle that has attracted... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65
In Lake Wobegon lives a good Lutheran lady who wishes for her ashes placed inside a bowling ball and dropped into the lake. Meanwhile, a wedding between a veterinary aromatherapist and her boyfriend Brent is set to take place aboard a pontoon boat. A delegation of renegade Lutheran pastors from Denmark has come to town, and there's Raoul of the cigars... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The phenomenon of the supper club?as unique to the Upper Midwest as great lakes, cheese curds, and Curly Lambeau?is explored for the first time in this attractive and engaging book. Revealing the rich history behind these time-honored establishments, it defines the experience for the uninitiated and reacquaints those in the know with a cherished institution.... more...
- Library of America 1996; US$ 40.00
James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 22.00
From beloved New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein, Footnotes from the World?s Greatest Bookstores invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. This collection of seventy-five of the most cherished bookstores from around the world features evocative paintings... more...
- Timber Press 2007; US$ 20.95
This book celebrates the plants of the Old Testament and New Testament, including the Apocrypha, and of the Quran. From acacia, the wood of the tabernacle, to wormwood, whose bitter leaves cured intestinal worms, 81 fascinating chapters?covering every plant that has a true botanical counterpart?tell the stories of the fruits and grains, grasses and... more...