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Radio Romance [Hardcover]

Garrison Keillor
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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20 Jan 1992
In 1926, the Soderbjerg brothers, Ray and Roy, plunge into radio and found station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato) in order to rescue their failing restaurant and become the sandwich kings of South Minneapolis. For the next 25 years the station produces an array of shows and stars.


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; 1st GB edition (20 Jan 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057116577X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571165773
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 15.7 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,386,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'It's a brilliant book... A paragraph from Keillor has more sparks than the average author manages in an entire novel... In short, Radio Romance confirms Keillor's place as the funniest fiction writer in America.' Time Out; 'After a few pages, you may easily be reduced to a state of contented giggling, which forces you to walk around smiling inanely at people.' Independent --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Garrison Keillor lives in St Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show that has been on the air since 1974. He wrote and appeared in Robert Altman's final film, A Prairie Home Companion and is the author of many books including the Lake Wobegon novels, which include Lake Wobegon Days, Pontoon and Pilgrims. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars witty masterpiece 18 July 2007
Format:Paperback
Whenever I want to cheer myself up I need only pick up my copy of Radio Romance and reread some of the many witty passages featured in this book. I consider the purchase of this book the best money I ever spent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great offering 21 Jan 2003
By Misha The Penguin VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is one of my favourite Garrison Keillor books - it is amusing but also dark and tries to bring the romance of early radio to the page. If you are looking for a gentle comedy (which a lot of his writing is) you may be disappointed, however this book shows off his strength as a writer and remains one of my favourite books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, but good fun 15 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Like most of Keillor's work, this book slips down like a warm waffle with maple syrup. The tone is folksy and nostalgic, which may put a some people off (particularly in the UK), but if you can accept that, you're in for an enjoyable, easy read with a lot of big laughs.
Particularly recommended for anyone who's ever worked in radio - the story is set in the 1930s, but you'll still recognise a lot of what's going on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 1 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The story of radio told through the fortunes of a radio station in the mid-west. Full of humour and irony but with a serious message as well. Highly recommended.
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