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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
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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"--
  • After falling headlong into a passionate affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, theater professor Phillipa Maakestad returns home to Iowa for her daughter Ginny's wedding. She faces 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
Summary
Setting aside the complications of her extramarital affair to oversee her unstable daughter's wedding on the Iowa prairie, a newly single theater professor navigates such challenges as a wedding-day tornado, a fascist mother-in-law and her once-docile ex's tragicomic revenge fantasies
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616326
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nissen, Thisbe
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Families
  • Adultery
  • Women college teachers
  • Weddings
  • Iowa
  • Adultery
  • Families
  • Weddings
  • Women
  • Women college teachers
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
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
on1005795801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781328662071
Lccn
2017044908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005795801
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
on1005795801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781328662071
Lccn
2017044908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005795801

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