Your Oasis on Flame Lake

Paperback $13.95

Ballantine Books | Jun 16, 1998 | 320 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780449002988

  • Paperback$13.95

    Ballantine Books | Jun 16, 1998 | 320 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780449002988

Praise

“Hypnotizing . . . Readers won’t want to leave Flame Lake.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“WONDERFUL . . . FUN . . . As lovely as anything you’re likely to read . . . A lot of laughs and a little wisdom.”
—Detroit Free Press

“CAPTIVATING . . . THIS BOOK SHOULD DELIGHT. . . . Her characters are clever and offbeat, like Garrison Keillor’s or Fannie Flagg’s.”
—Booklist

“Finely wrought characters populate Landvik’s intricately textured tale. . . . Landvik illuminates what is essential, without seeming to, and pushes us to break through hard surfaces to a higher level of understanding. All the while, we are grandly entertained. . . . She now takes her place next to Maeve Binchy, Jon Hassler, and all the great storytellers who bring you to the heart of their home places. She carries you with especially delicate detail, amazing resonance, humor and brilliant images.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Quirky characters are a dime a dozen, but truly believable, lovable ones are not—a fact that makes Landvik’s latest slice of American life a genuine pleasure.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Written with warmth, wit, and tart dialogue, the book engages big themes (love, friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and the quest for meaning). . . . Landvik’s quirky and passionate characters, and her ardent determination to give them dignity, make this a heartwarming story.”
—Publishers Weekly

Author Essay

It could be said that all you need for a fun and successful reading at a bookstore is a simple little recipe:  One part Lorna Landvik, two parts brilliant writing, a dash of good humor, and a handful of kisses (Hershey’s kisses, that is!) Hearing Lorna read from her books is like listening to a good friend tell you a story from across the kitchen table over a nice hot cup of cocoa.  She tempts audience members into asking questions with not only her quick wit and dead-on voice imitations, but with Hershey’s kisses thrown with deadly accuracy.  Never dull, always fun, and immensely moving, Lorna has a talent for writing that is undescribably unique and undeniably lingering.

R. Su
Ballantine Publicity

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