Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
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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. Evelyns stunned daughter Barbara finds shes inspired by her mothers secret commitment to pleasure. She decides to finally stop drinking and thumb her nose at the Wobegon establishment by carrying out Evelyns final wishto be cremated and have her ashes scattered over Lake Wobegon from a pontoon boat.
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Garrison Keillor Author Biography
Born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942, in Anoka, Minnesota. Garrison Keillor is best known for his work on his radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion. He studied at Minnesota University, became a radio announcer, then began writing for The New Yorker.
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