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The Resource Our Lady of the Prairie, Thisbe Nissen, (electronic resource)

Our Lady of the Prairie, Thisbe Nissen, (electronic resource)

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Our Lady of the Prairie
Title
Our Lady of the Prairie
Statement of responsibility
Thisbe Nissen
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Language
eng
Summary
A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises—and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad—long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter—grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling headlong into a passionate affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns home to Iowa for her daughter Ginny's wedding. There, Phillipa must endure (among other things) a wedding-day tornado, a menace of a mother-in-law who may or may not have been a Nazi collaborator, and the tragicomic revenge fantasies of her heretofore docile husband. Naturally, she does what any newly liberated woman would do: she takes a match to her life on the prairie and then steps back to survey the wreckage. Set in the seething political climate of a contentious election,Thisbe Nissen's new novel is sexy, smart, and razor-sharp—a freight train barreling through the heart of the land and the land of the heart
Summary
Setting aside the complications of her extramarital affair to oversee her unstable daughter's wedding on the Iowa prairie, a newly single theater professor navigates such challenges as a wedding-day tornado, a fascist mother-in-law and her once-docile ex's tragicomic revenge fantasies
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10616326
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Nissen, Thisbe
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Our Lady of the Prairie, Thisbe Nissen, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328663054
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257bbc93-5a74-4b7d-95d7-ecd98393908b
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Our Lady of the Prairie, Thisbe Nissen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328663054
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
257bbc93-5a74-4b7d-95d7-ecd98393908b
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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