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Pilgrims

(2009)
(A book in the Lake Wobegon series)
A novel by

 
 
Wobegon goes abroad in this rousing and moving story of a group trip to Rome

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 in a neglected weed patch near the Colosseum. So it's decided they will go to clean Gussy's final resting place. Margie is unprepared for the enthusiastic response- fifty people want to go with her, including her nemesis, the mayor of Lake Wobegon, Carl's bossy sister, Eloise, Mr. Berge the town drunk, and her treacherous mother-in-law. Margie fends off some of the would-be travelers with a graphic handout on the dangers of typhus and food poisoning and the seriousness of diarrhea, but ten applicants remain, though Carl is not sure he wants to go after all. At this, a heartbroken Margie gets the motley crew to the airport and aboard the plane, and then discovers one of the secret pleasures of travel-safely away from Lake Wobegon, the pilgrims' memories are quickened and they recall long-forgotten incidents. In the warm circle of kinship, as they enter alien territory, they tell stories of astonishing frankness and self-revelation all delivered with Keillor's trademark humor.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pilgrims: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-571-25240-0 / 978-0-571-25240-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 1-4104-1931-2 / 978-1-4104-1931-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance (Lake Wobegon)
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-670-02109-1 / 978-0-670-02109-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pilgrims: A Lake Wobegon Romance
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-14-311785-8 / 978-0-14-311785-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pilgrims: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-571-25243-5 / 978-0-571-25243-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pilgrims: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-571-25241-9 / 978-0-571-25241-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Pilgrims (Lake Wobegon)
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 1-59887-910-3 / 978-1-59887-910-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Kindle Editions

December 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pilgrims: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Pilgrims: A Lake Wobegon Romance
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon