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About the Book

Our Lady of the Prairie

For Phillipa Maakestad --- theater professor and mother to a troubled, volatile daughter --- life is finally, miraculously calm. What better moment, then, to fall headlong into a passionate affair, fly off to France with her new lover, and effectively take a match to her life on the Iowa prairie?

As she steps back to survey the damage and determine her way forward, Phillipa must contend with 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 otherwise docile husband. Which is to say: the damage is not easily contained, and the path ahead is not clear.

Thisbe Nissen offers up a fever-pitched, bitingly funny novel about a woman’s quest to find her place in her own story. OUR LADY OF THE PRAIRIE is a bravura performance --- a twister sweeping through the heart of the land and the land of the heart.

Audiobook available, read by Hillary Huber

Our Lady of the Prairie
by Thisbe Nissen

  • Publication Date: January 22, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 132850798X
  • ISBN-13: 9781328507983