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Your Oasis on Flame Lake (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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Publisher Comments:

Best friends fast approaching forty in the small Minnesota town of Flame Lake, Devera and BiDi were recently voted “Least Changed” at their twentieth high school reunion—a label neither one finds very appealing. For each craves a change in her life: Devera desires a break from her humdrum marital routine; BiDi longs to reconnect with her distant fourteen-year-old daughter (the only girl on the high school hockey team), not to mention jump-start a sex drive stuck in neutral. So when Deveras husband decides to fulfill his longtime dream of opening a nightclub in his basement, Your Oasis on Flame Lake arrives not a moment too soon. Nothing fancy, its just a BYOB joint where you can hang out, sing, dance, tell jokes, and be yourself. But then an unexpected crisis throws both families into chaos, forcing them all to take stock of their lives—and learn the power of forgiveness.

Synopsis:

USA Today called Lorna Landvik's first novel, Patty Jane's House of Curl, "fun and funny, spiked with tragedy and hard times". Now the author who is as funny as Fannie Flagg and as moving as Judith Guest takes readers to a place where joy occasionally takes a wrong turn, but tragedy never lasts long.

Whoever said that nothing happens in small towns just didn't know White Falls, Minnesota. For instance, there's Dick Lindstrom. An ace salesman and family man, Dick is at heart a cabaret star. And with a little prodding and a lot of guts, he is about to realize his big dream of opening a club in his beautifully furnished basement: Your Oasis on Flame Lake.

But when a violent crisis strikes, it will take a lot more than love to salvage what remains of everyone's once-innocent dreams.

About the Author

Lorna Landvik has worked as an actor, a comedian, and a speed typist in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Petunia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449002988
Author:
Landvik, Lorna
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Minnesota
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Minnesota Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.08x5.18x.70 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780449002988 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , USA Today called Lorna Landvik's first novel, Patty Jane's House of Curl, "fun and funny, spiked with tragedy and hard times". Now the author who is as funny as Fannie Flagg and as moving as Judith Guest takes readers to a place where joy occasionally takes a wrong turn, but tragedy never lasts long.

Whoever said that nothing happens in small towns just didn't know White Falls, Minnesota. For instance, there's Dick Lindstrom. An ace salesman and family man, Dick is at heart a cabaret star. And with a little prodding and a lot of guts, he is about to realize his big dream of opening a club in his beautifully furnished basement: Your Oasis on Flame Lake.

But when a violent crisis strikes, it will take a lot more than love to salvage what remains of everyone's once-innocent dreams.

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