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Thisbe Nissen, with Jay Baron Nicorvo, discusses and signs Our Lady of the Prairie 

Our Lady of the Prairie is 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. (Houghton Mifflin)

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Event date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Our Lady of the Prairie Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328662071
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 23rd, 2018

The Standard Grand Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250108944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 25th, 2017

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