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Oh My Stars

by Lorna Landvik

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Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
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  • Published Apr 2005
    400 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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A tale of love and hope, bigotry and betrayal, loss and discovery–as Violet, who’s always considered herself a minor character in her own life story, emerges as a heroine you’ll laugh with, cry with, and, most important, cheer for all the way. By the author of Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons.

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"Landvik strings the escapades into a playful and poignant narrative, even as a backdrop of Ku Klux Klan violence and Depression-era hardship keeps the fairy tale in check." - PW

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in time, becomes a piece of you.
One thing I could say about this wonderful author is that all her novel are crafted greatly to become a part of you; all the character's pains, joy and everything become yours.
She creates lovable characters, a great plot, and an important moral.
The reason why I don't give this book a five even though its great is it just doesn't have the intense awe factor that, say, Vanity Fair or Pride and Prejudice does.
However it is still a wonderful, charming book, that will remain in your heart long after you close it.

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Lorna Landvik Author Biography

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Writing and theater were Lorna Landvik's twin passions when she was growing up in her home town of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, she and her best friend traveled in Europe, settling in Bavaria where they supported themselves as hotel chamber maids and English tutors. When she returned to the States, Landvik briefly attended the University of Minnesota before moving to San Francisco, where she performed stand-up and improvisational comedy. Another move took her to Los Angeles, where she worked as a stand-up comic at the Comedy Store and The Improv, supplementing her income with a variety of temp jobs--including one at the Playboy Mansion ("I felt like Margaret Mead studying a secret society") and working for Atlantic Records.

In California, Landvik married ...

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