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    • Patty Jane's House of Curl

    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Janet Letnes Martin, Suzann Nelson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Comic Lorna Landvik gives Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon a feminine perspective with her story about Patty Jane and Harriet Dobbin, two wacky Minnesota sisters. Before she can say "annulment," Patty Jane's husband has gone and a baby is on the way, leaving Patty to rely on sister Harriet and the House of Curl, a beauty shop which evolves into a support group and community workshop over three tumultuous decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • family and love

    • By Denee McKnight on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Once in a Blue Moon Lodge

    • A Novel
    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Set adrift when her mother sells the salon that has been a neighborhood institution for decades, Nora Rolvaag takes a camping trip, intending to do nothing more than roast marshmallows over an open fire and under a starry sky. Two chance encounters, however, will have enormous consequences, and her getaway turns out to be more of a retreat from her daily life than she ever imagined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a bit too perky in some parts

    • By Martha A. Smith on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Oh My Stars

    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression, which could just as well define her state of mind. Abandoned by her mother as a child, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates ("Hey, Olive Oyl, where's Popeye?"), the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she's hired by the town's sole feminist to work the night shift in the local thread factory does Violet come into her name, and bloom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and emotional story with a happy ending

    • By Cynthia G. on 07-27-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The View from Mount Joy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When hunky teenage hockey player Joe Andreson and his widowed mother move to Minneapolis, Joe falls under the seductive spell of Kristi Casey, Ole Bull High's libidinous head cheerleader. Joe balances Kristi's lustful manipulation with the down-to-earth companionship of his smart, platonic girlfriend, Darva. But it is Kristi who will prove to be a temptation (and torment) throughout Joe's life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great writer... not so interesting plot

    • By Amber on 10-19-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Your Oasis on Flame Lake

    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Lorna Landvik
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the small Minnesota shore town of Flame Lake, a close-knit group of friends find their comfortable lives taking some unforeseen turns. Best friends Devera and BiDi were recently voted "Least Changed" at their twentieth high school reunion, but Devera is starting to think of the label as insulting. Sure, she loves her husband and still believes being a wife and mother is the main entrie on life's plate...but she longs for some more exotic side dishes.

    Regular price: $11.87

    • 'Tis the Season

    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Lorna Landvik
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Heiress Caroline Dixon has managed to alienate nearly everyone with her alcohol-fueled antics, which have also provided near-constant fodder for the poison-pen tabloids and their gossip-hungry readers. But like so many girls-behaving-badly, the 26-year-old socialite gets her comeuppance, followed by a newfound attempt to live a saner existence, or at least one more firmly rooted in the real world.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Oh My Stars

    • A Novel
    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression, which could just as well define her state of mind. Abandoned by her mother as a child, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates ("Hey, Olive Oyl, where's Popeye?"), the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she's hired by the town's sole feminist to work the night shift in the local thread factory does Violet come into her name, and bloom. Accepted by her co-workers, the teenager enters the happiest phase of her life, until a terrible accident causes her to retreat once again into her lonely shell.

    Regular price: $19.25

    • The View from Mount Joy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lorna Landvik
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    When hunky teenage hockey player Joe Andreson and his widowed mother move to Minneapolis, Joe falls under the seductive spell of Kristi Casey, Ole Bull High's libidinous head cheerleader. Joe balances Kristi's lustful manipulation with the down-to-earth companionship of his smart, platonic girlfriend, Darva. But it is Kristi who will prove to be a temptation (and torment) throughout Joe's life.

    • out of 5 stars
    • joy for view from mt. joy

    • By Berri on 11-01-07

    Regular price: $19.93