The book is titled: “A Christmas Blizzard – A Novel”. It’s the latest effort by Garrison Keillor.
First let me tell you this little book is a gem. And it is a “little” book.
It must be a very popular book. I had a hard time finding it. When I finally came across it, I could only check it out for 2 weeks, with no renewals.
Also, the little tab on the book’s spine, the ones which sometimes say “mystery” or “suspense” or “new book”? This one says “HOT” in red and yellow letters!
So what is this book about? Well, it’s not about Lake Wobegon.
I hope I’m not giving away too much when I tell you the book opens with a husband and wife living in Chicago. How’s that for local interest?
Turns out the wife is originally from Wauwatosa (aka “Tosa”), Wisconsin, adding even more local interest.
Again, I hope I’m not giving too much away when I tell you the story occurs around Christmastime. And includes a place called, roughly, “papa-oooh-mau-mau”.
I really cannot tell you any more about it, but I will include this one quote:
- “That’s the whole problem with marriage. Trying to maintain your course and not get sucked into the gravitational field of someone else.”
“A Christmas Blizzard” is 180 pages of Garrison Keillor hitting nails on the head. I enjoyed reading it and I recommend it very highly.