WorldCat Identities

Nissen, Thisbe 1972-

Works: 10 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 2,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Lectures 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3564.I79, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thisbe Nissen
Osprey Island by Thisbe Nissen( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to her island home community, Suzy Chizek explores her lingering feelings for Vietnam veteran Roddy Jacobs, a time that is marked by a tragic fire and the rescue of a young boy from his alcoholic father
The good people of New York by Thisbe Nissen( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this luminous first novel from a gifted writer, Roz Rosenzweig experiences a love so fierce for her infant daughter that it might crowd out everything else in her life, including her marriage
Our lady of the prairie by Thisbe Nissen( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Out of the girls' room and into the night by Thisbe Nissen( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology featuring adolescent women. One story is on sexual exploration with a man, in another it's a woman with a woman, and there are stories on college life, friendship and feminism
The ex-boyfriend cookbook : they came, they cooked, they left (but we ended up with some great recipes) by Erin Ergenbright( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every time we tell someone about this book we get puzzled grins, raised eyebrows, and hilarious guesses as to what on earth The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook might possibly be. Every time we tell a guy about it, he becomes instantly intent on doing pretty much anything if it'll get him into the book. One boy (who swears he only went out with Thisbe in order to get a recipe named after him) found out he'd missed the print deadline by a hair but that the cover wasn't done yet and quickly e-mailed with a list of potential subtitles for the front jacket: Men Are from Marzipan, Women Are from Bean Dip; Dear John, I'm Leaving You and Taking the Cuisinart; He Would Eat His Grandmother's Pie All Night While Mine Just Sat There and Got Cold, Love in the Time of Colander ... We don't have anyone exactly clamoring to be our boyfriends, yet they're practically lining up to get to be our exes! We swear we didn't conceive of this book as a way to pick up guys. At least it didn't start out that way. Really: One day we were planning a barbecue at the Iowa farmhouse where we lived and Erin said, "Oh, I'll make Davis's spicy BBQ rub!" And we kind of looked at each other and said, "We should write a cookbook of all the recipes we've gotten from ex-boyfriends over the years!" And an idea was born. It was the perfect project for us, too. We're both pack rats, collectors who hold on to every scrap of paper anyone's ever handed us. While all our friends grilled burgers that night and played volleyball on the lawn, the two of us took our beers upstairs and hauled out all of our aging boxes and envelopes full of tear-stained letters, ticket stubs, withered flowers, valentines ... We told each other the stories behind every one of those scribbled scraps. "And, god," we'd find ourselves saying, "he made the most incredible vinaigrette ..." We never made it outside to our own barbecue. We've pretty much been in our rooms since then, pecking away at this book like crazy people, the floors littered with old letters, our hands covered in rubber cement. We were driven, obsessed, compulsively determined to bring you The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook. And voila! Here it is! Now that the book is out, we're starting to let our imaginations take hold of us again. We've got all sorts of ideas. Like maybe we could spend a year letting a different man cook us dinner every night. We'd bring along cameras, collect artifacts from the evening like budding archaeologists, and select the best dishes for a sequel! But maybe we're getting a little ahead of ourselves
Our lady of the prairie by Thisbe Nissen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the space of a few months, Phillipa Maakestad grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling into an affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns to Iowa for her daughter's wedding to face a tornado, a possible Nazi collaborator mother-in-law, and her husband's revenge fantasies
Visiting writers series, 2000-01( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 2000-01 academic year
Maud and Drew : a novel by Thisbe Nissen( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night: Stories by Thisbe Nissen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visiting writers series by Thisbe Nissen( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.19 for Osprey Isl ... to 1.00 for Visiting w ...)

Osprey Island
Alternative Names
Thisbe Nissen American author

English (47)

German (2)

Dutch (2)

The good people of New YorkOut of the girls' room and into the nightThe ex-boyfriend cookbook : they came, they cooked, they left (but we ended up with some great recipes)Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night: Stories