The Missing Bachelor Farmer: A Nancy Keene Mystery

Louise Hathaway
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Are you a fan of Prairie Home Companion? Have you ever thought of going on a pilgrimage to see the towns that Garrison Keillor had in mind when he created his fictional town of Lake Wobegon? If so, I hope you will enjoy this book about a precocious teenager who talks her father into taking her to Minnesota on just such a quest. He wants to go on a Bob Dylan pilgrimage while there, but she has other plans after a "bachelor farmer" (who was last seen at the "Chatterbox Cafe") goes missing and they join the search party. Part travelogue, this book also contains pictures from the writer's trip to "Lake Wobegon".
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Publisher
Louise Hathaway
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Pages
44
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ISBN
9781301248599
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Travel / United States / Midwest / West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD)
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