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Club Book Presents: Lorna Landvik

Minnesota’s own Lorna Landvik is a comedienne, actress, playwright, and prolific novelist. Her 1995 fiction debut, Patty Jane’s House of Curl – a zany but heartwarming story about two Minnesota sisters who open a beauty parlor… complete with live harp music and Norwegian baked goods – introduced readers to Landvik’s unique brand of humor. She has since published nearly a dozen other books, including bestsellers Welcome to the Great Mysterious (2002),  Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons (2004), Oh My Stars (2008), and Best to Laugh (2014). In addition to her writing, Landvik is a regular in the local improv comedy scene, and has written and starred in several scripted plays. Her latest novel, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, is a long-awaited sequel to Patty Jane’s House of Curls. It hits shelves in April.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Chanhassen Public Library
7711 Kerber Blvd
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Once in a Blue Moon Lodge Cover Image
ISBN: 9781517902698
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: University of Minnesota Press - April 11th, 2017

Patty Jane's House of Curl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780449911006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 3rd, 1996

Best to Laugh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780816698974
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Minnesota Press - September 1st, 2015