Garrison Keillor is an American author and radio personality best known for his fictional Lake Wobegon series of books. Lake Wobegon is a fictional Minnesota town that is the center of a lot of his stories. He is also known for his long run as the creator of the Minnesota Public Radio show, A Prairie Home Companion that was syndicated throughout the world.

Known for his “North-Central” accent (eh), he has gotten a lot of voiceover work in his career as well. He was a key voice in Ken Burns’s Baseball and Civil War documentaries and also voiced Odin, the greek god, in the Disney animated series Hercules. Keillor has had a long career in writing, radio and voiceover work that spans over 30 years. Keillor graduated from Anoka High School and then attended the University of Minnesota where he received his bachelor’s degree in English. His hometown of Anoka, Minnesota definitely helped for the basis of Lake Woebegon.

Publication Order of Lake Wobegon Books

Lake Wobegon Days (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leaving Home (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Are Still Married (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wobegon Boy (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Search of Lake Wobegon (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pontoon (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Liberty (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life Among the Lutherans (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pilgrims (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Good Poems Books

Good Poems for Hard Times (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Poems, American Places (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Me By JimmyValente, Governor Of Minnesota (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Me (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Christmas Blizzard (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

WLT: A Radio Romance / Radio Romance (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Guys (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Truckstop and Other Lake Wobegon Stories (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keillor Christmas (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prairie Home Collection (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Keillor Reader (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
77 Love Sonnets (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
O, What a Luxury (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Luxury of Limericks (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Living with Limericks (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Cat, You Better Come Home (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Man Who Loved Cheese (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daddy's Girl (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Happy to Be Here (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Years (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late Harvest (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prairie Home Commonplace Book (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prairie Home Companion Songbook (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homegrown Democrat (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pretty Good Joke Book (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sounding Off! (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

If You Like Garrison Keillor Books, You’ll Love…

The first book in the Lake Woebegon series is Lake Woebegon Days. This is definitely more of a collection of stories than a book with an overarching plot. The early portion of the book is told more like a history of the small town. Later in the book, Keillor covers the relationships of the people and their lives. The book has been praised for taking the small town life and making it universal with great humor.

Another great entry, as heard on A Prairie Home Companion, is News from Lake Woebegon: Spring. This is one of the most popular of his works, especially for the hilarious story “Tomato Butt” which is just plain, good fun for the whole family. Keillor continues to be a master at developing his characters and having them interact through interweaving stories.

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