Adult Fiction KEILLOR
Summary: A fresh and funny Lake Wobegon novel about a woman with a secret life Evelyn was a Sanctified Brethren woman of good standing, a devoted mother, a serious quilter. Only after she dies in her sleep, as she always wished she would, do we find out that she has been living a secret life. For years she has been in love with Raoul, a Las Vegas man who took her dancing and showed her the joys of life outside Lake Wobegon. EvelynÂs stunned daughter Barbara finds sheÂs inspired by her motherÂs secret commitment to pleasure. She decides to finally stop drinking and thumb her nose at the Wobegon establishment by carrying out EvelynÂs final wishÂto be cremated and have her ashes scattered over Lake Wobegon from a pontoon boat. It is also a time of homecoming for Debbie Detmer, a veterinary aromatherapy millionaire who has returned to Wobegon from California with her uncommitted fiancÃ© in the hope that a lavish wedding with MoÃ«t and shrimp shish kabob will save them. But DebbieÂs plans for a pontoon boat wedding go terribly wrong. A novel about courage and transformation in a town stuck in its ways, Eve in Wobegonis a heartfelt and comic novel by one of our greatest storytellers. Garrison KeillorÂs Lake Wobegon stories have captured the imagination of millions and become an American institution. The critically acclaimed 2006 feature film A Prairie Home Companion, written by Keillor and directed by Robert Altman, introduced new fans to the beloved and iconic Lake Wobegon.
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Mother recently passed away; discovers her mother led a secret life of pleasure; carries out her mother's wish to be cremated and have her ashes scattered.
Has returned to her hometown from California; plans to have a big lavish wedding on the same day as Barbara's mother's memorial.