August 11, 2007 rebroadcast with Frank McCourt, Bill Holm, and The Minnesota Opera
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we present a special compilation show featuring books and the people who write them. The dog days of summer are here and we'll cool down with a little reading -- contemporary or classic, domestic or foreign, we have 'em all: Frank McCourt, Bill Holm and Calvin Trillin read from their respective books. Plus, we'll pay homage to Kerouac and present a home-grown version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, The Snow Queen. The Minnesota Opera brings arias to the Dust Bowl in "The Grapes of Wrath." Tune in this Saturday for The Prairie Home Book Festival.