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Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

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Summer of Lemons by Marjorie Thomsen | Friday, October 13, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

It was the summer of lemons being replaced by oranges. Lemons, they said, had lost something that lemons sometimes lose. Painters piled Navels and Valencias, mixed red into yellow for Still Life with Oranges; the wooden bowl beautiful with lonely cracks, organic with time and handling. Evening, men and women squeezed wedges from the larger... Read more »