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The Resource Our lady of the prairie, Thisbe Nissen

Our lady of the prairie, Thisbe Nissen

Label
Our lady of the prairie
Title
Our lady of the prairie
Statement of responsibility
Thisbe Nissen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Nissen, Thisbe
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
Label
Our lady of the prairie, Thisbe Nissen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2017044908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781328662071
Lccn
2017044908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Our lady of the prairie, Thisbe Nissen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2017044908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781328662071
Lccn
2017044908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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