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Lorna Landvik


Lorna Landvik

Lorna Landvik is the author of 11 novels, including the bestselling PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL, ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BONBONS, OH MY STARS and BEST TO LAUGH. She has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy around the country and is also a public speaker, playwright and actor who gets much pleasure from mixing up margaritas on stage in her one-woman all-improvised show, "Party in the Rec Room."

Lorna Landvik

Books by Lorna Landvik

by Lorna Landvik - Fiction, Humor

Set adrift when her mother sells the salon that has been a neighborhood institution for decades, Nora Rolvaag takes a camping trip, intending to do nothing more than roast marshmallows over an open fire and under a starry sky. Two chance encounters, however, will have enormous consequences, and her getaway turns out to be more of a retreat from her daily life than she ever imagined. But Nora is the do-or-die-trying daughter of Patty Jane, who now must embrace the House of Curl’s slogan: “Expect the Unexpected.”

by Lorna Landvik - Fiction

Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression, which could just as well define her state of mind. Abandoned by her mother as a child, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates, the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she’s hired by the town’s sole feminist to work the night shift in the local thread factory does Violet come into her name, and bloom.