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    • Our Lady of the Prairie

    • By: Thisbe Nissen
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Out of the Girls' Room and into the Night (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

    • By: Thisbe Nissen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Out of the Girls' Room and into the Night is a spirited, offbeat collection of stories, elongated riffs on that thing we call...love. All manner of love stories: thwarted love stories, imaginary love stories, love stories offhand and obsessive, philosophical love stories, erudite and amusing love stories. Quirky, real, idealistic, deluded, bohemian, and true, these are people who can - and often do - fall in love with a pair of ears, August afternoons, saucers of vitamins, New Age carpenters, and dead bumblebees.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • University of Iowa short fiction awards

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $19.95