I don't know much about Lutherans and that is one reason I've told stories about them over the years, so I could learn.---From the Introduction
Based on Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, Life among the Lutherans is a collection of stories about the struggles of ordinary people in an imperfect world, the life and work of the pastor who leads them, and the church to whose high standards they aspire in the small town they call home.
The stories in Life among the Lutherans reflect everything Keillor fans have come to expect of this master storyteller. Some are familiar, including the quintessentially Lutheran "95 Theses" from Lake Wobegon Days, others are new. Laugh out loud about the church directory filled with photos that are just plain awful. Share the moment when Pastor Ingqvist receives a leather-bound copy of his sermons. Keillor's command of every little detail of life in Lake Wobegon is bound to entertain, surprise, and make readers---even those who aren't Lutheran---feel right at home in the mythical community where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
Garrison Keillor's first Lake Wobegon-based collection of new short stories since 1987 focuses on the often odd behavior of members of a Lutheran community in Minnesota. Keillor's slice-of-life vignettes seek to explore such puzzles as why Lutherans loathe the summer months and why a church where "all the men are good-looking" has so many lousy photos in its directory.
- Fiction + Literature Themes
- Humorous Fiction
- Augsburg Fortress Pub
- July 1, 2010
- July 1, 2010
- Garrison Keillor