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

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Chinese Restaurant by David Shumate | Sunday, January 01, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

After an argument, my family always dined at the Chinese restaurant. Something about the Orient washed the bitterness away. Like a riverbank where you rest for awhile. The owner bowed as we entered. The face of one who had seen too much. A revolution. The torture of loved ones. Horrors he would never reveal. His... Read more »