WorldCat Identities

Landvik, Lorna 1954-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 239 publications in 5 languages and 17,597 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction  Christmas stories  Chick lit  Romance fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3562.A4835, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Lorna Landvik
Angry housewives eating bon bons by Lorna Landvik( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Croatian and held by 2,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the initial formation of The Freesia Court Book Club and over the course of the next thirty years, five women in small-town Minnesota share the events, triumphs, tragedies, hardships, joys, and sorrows of their lives
Oh my stars : a novel by Lorna Landvik( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel set during the early days of rock 'n' roll, Violet Mathers, a down-and-out woman, becomes embroiled with a handsome musical pioneer
Patty Jane's House of Curl : a novel by Lorna Landvik( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on two sisters running a beauty parlor in Minneapolis which they turn into a women's support center. One sister is Patty Jane, whose husband skipped town just before she gave birth, the other is Harriet, whose rich boyfriend was killed in a plane crash before they could marry. A first novel
The tall pine polka by Lorna Landvik( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film shoot brings romantic intrigue to the woods of Minnesota. Fenny Ness who runs the bait shop is hired to star in the movie, which attracts the attention of Big Bill, a half-Indian musician. Which in turn provokes jealousy in the redhead who runs the local diner. By the author of Your Oasis on Flame Lake
The view from Mount Joy : a novel by Lorna Landvik( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadowed his entire life and tormented sexually by the vivacious Kristi Casey, Joe Andreson discovers the values of a simple life filled with integrity, love, and kindness
Welcome to the great mysterious by Lorna Landvik( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctantly agreeing to take care of her nephew, Rich, a thirteen-year-old boy with Down syndrome, while his parents take a vacation, actress Geneva Jordan finds her life turned upside down by the youngster
Your Oasis on Flame Lake by Lorna Landvik( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on family relationships featuring the trio of Dick Lindstrom, a car salesman in White Falls, Minnesota, his wife and their daughter. They operate a bring-your-own-booze night club in the basement of their home, which becomes the gossip mill and action center of the community
'Tis the season! : a novel by Lorna Landvik( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alienating everyone with her public misbehavior and fresh from a stint in rehab, heiress Caroline Dixon is looking to turn her life around, going into seclusion to avoid vicioius paparazzi haunting her every move, until a correspondence with her former nanny, Astrid Brevald, and cowboy Cyril Dale teaches her a valuable lesson in truth, forgiveness, love, and redemption
Best to laugh : a novel by Lorna Landvik( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one steps up to life's banquet, holds out her tray, and orders, "Grief, please!" Yet as a child, Candy Pekkala was served a heaping helping of it. But every buffet line has a dessert section, and when a cousin calls with a Hollywood apartment to sublet, it seems though Candy is finally offered something sweet. It's good-bye to Minnesota and hello to California, where a girl who has always lived by her wits has a real chance of making a living with them. And with that, Lorna Landvik launches her latest irresistible character onto the world stage--or at least onto the dimly lit small stage where stand-up comedy gets its start"--Inside Cover
Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik( Recording )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her baby due any day, her husband gone, and suddenly forced to face the world alone, Patty Jane creates her own unique beauty salon
Oh my stars : [a novel] by Lorna Landvik( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of rock'n'roll, a down-and-out woman falls for a budding musician. With a ten-city tour
The view from Mount Joy : [a novel] by Lorna Landvik( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe was a hockey player and Kristi a cheerleader in high school, now Joe works in the local grocery store. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joe's is tame--or at least that's how it appears. But who has really risked more? Who has lived more? And who is truly happy? As Joe discovers, sometimes people are lucky enough to be standing in the one place where the view of the world is breathtaking, if only they'll open their eyes to all there is to see
Mayor of the universe : a novel by Lorna Landvik( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mild-mannered actuary, Fletcher Weschel lives at the crossroads of Bland and Humdrum--or so he thinks until a cosmic contest catapults him into the fantasy world he made up as a boy. Suddenly his childhood bedroom is aswarm with aliens, all bent on discovering the human who best personifies their mission--in this case, the deeply serious pursuit of fun. Ejected from the boring comfort of his office chair, Fletcher finds himself astride the bare back of a horse, in front of a safe (that he happens to be cracking), and then. in the cabin of a weight-loss camp for kids? Apparently adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and it's up to Fletcher to make the most of these, conducted by his alien guide, Tandala, who takes on the corporeal form of a big-boned Jamaican and tends to get distracted by Earth's many surprising pleasures (garlic! libraries! love!). But even fantasies can have consequences, and as Fletcher struggles through them, he is cheered and assisted by Wanda Plum, a plucky second-grade teacher who helps him realize what his ultimate role really is on this highly mysterious, infinitely marvelous pale-blue dot in a vast universe. Though its cast includes aliens, this charmed and charming book is quintessential Lorna Landvik--less about outer space than about the crowded, complex inner space of the human heart."--
'Tis the season! : [a novel] by Lorna Landvik( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alienating everyone with her public misbehavior and fresh from a stint in rehab, heiress Caroline Dixon is looking to turn her life around, going into seclusion to avoid vicious paparazzi haunting her every move, until a correspondence with her former nanny, Astrid Brevald, and cowboy Cyril Dale teaches her a valuable lesson in truth, forgiveness, love, and redemption
Angry housewives eating bon bons by Lorna Landvik( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life has dealt the women of Freesia Court many blows, but they have pulled together to face each challenge. As members of the Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons book group, they experience new lives full of laughter and love.--
Your oasis on Flame Lake by Lorna Landvik( Recording )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on family relationships featuring the trio of Dick Lindstrom, a car salesman in White Falls, Minnesota, his wife and their daughter. They operate a bring-your-own-booze night club in the basement of their home, which becomes the gossip mill and action center of the community
Resort to Murder : [thirteen more tales of mystery by Minnesota's premier writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of mystery stories set in a Minnesota resort and written by Minnesota authors
The tall pine polka ; Your oasis on Flame Lake : two novels by Lorna Landvik( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON LODGE by Lorna Landvik( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home with Lorna Landvik( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Lorna Landvik books: The view from Mount Joy, Oh my stars, Angry housewives eating bon bons, Welcome to the great mysterious, The tall pine polka, Your oasis on Flame lake and Patty Jane's house of curl
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.12 (from 0.09 for Angry hous ... to 0.30 for Your oasis ...)

Angry housewives eating bon bons
Alternative Names
Landvick, Lorna 1954-

Landvik, Lorna

Languages
English (196)

German (23)

Polish (3)

Croatian (2)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Oh my stars : a novelPatty Jane's House of Curl : a novelThe tall pine polkaThe view from Mount Joy : a novelWelcome to the great mysteriousYour Oasis on Flame Lake'Tis the season! : a novelPatty Jane's House of Curl