Our Lady of the Prairie

Our Lady of the Prairie

Written by Thisbe Nissen
Narrated by Hillary Huber
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Our Lady of the Prairie

Written by Thisbe Nissen | Narrated by Hillary Huber
Midwestern professor Phillipa is swept up in a twister of dysfunction with her dirty laundry out in the open, a literal tornado on her daughter’s wedding day, and a mother-in-law who just might be a Nazi. She watches it all go up in flames in this audiobook that’s “as gripping as it is hilarious” (Vanity Fair).

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A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises—and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself

In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad—long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter—grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling headlong into a passionate affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns home to Iowa for her daughter Ginny’s wedding. There, Phillipa must endure (among other things) 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.

Set in the seething political climate of a contentious election, Thisbe Nissen’s new novel is sexy, smart, and razor-sharp—a freight train barreling through the heart of the land and the land of the heart.

Categories: General Fiction
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Run time: 15 hours and 7 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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