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The Tall Pine Polka / Your Oasis on Flame Lake

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Best friends fast approaching forty in the small Minnesota town of Flame Lake, Devera and BiDi were recently voted “Least Changed” at their twentieth high school reunion—a label neither one finds very appealing. For each craves a change in her life: Devera desires a break from her humdrum marital routine; BiDi longs to reconnect with her distant fourteen-year-old daughter ...more
Paperback, Omnibus, 752 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published 2005)
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Barbra
Dec 11, 2009 Barbra rated it it was amazing
What a delight Lorna Landvik's books are. They all have a cast of characters that are wonderful and hilarious. Her books are funny, full of comedy, wisdom and tears. They are just so believable and heart-warming.

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Your Oasis on Flame Lake.
Best friends Devera and BiDi, fast approaching forty in the small Minnesota town of Flame Lake, crave big changes. Then an unexpected crisis throws their lives into chaos and teaches them the power of forgiveness.

The Tall Pine Polka.
In the cozy t
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penelopewanders
Aug 19, 2011 penelopewanders rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I guess this is what is known as an omnibus - two novels in one book. I really enjoyed them both, although at first I felt there were a number of similarities between the novels and would have preferred not to read them back to back. For example, the Polka nights and the oasis nights were quite similar, really...
Landvik's writing is often laugh out loud funny, and her characters are just that - real characters... I found myself trying to recount anecdotes from the books to people around me but
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Not one of Lorna Landvik's best, but still enjoyable.
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Apr 17, 2008 Elin rated it did not like it
An't believe it actually went on for 800 pages without a point. drivel. Not even good guilty pleasure drivel. Only sheer deterination got me through it, and those are just hours of my life I'm never geting back!
Becky Frost
Apr 03, 2011 Becky Frost rated it really liked it
I loved the quirky characters in this book. And...I had a few "laugh out loud" moments when reading this story. Lorna Landvik's book are just fun to read!
Jenny Sharp
Jul 28, 2011 Jenny Sharp rated it it was amazing
i LOVE lorna landvik, but this book is not her best work.
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Love this author...
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Lorna Landvik is a mother of two and wife of one. She is the author of eight novels, including the best-selling ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS, PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL and OH MY STARS. Also an
actor and playwright, Lorna has appeared in many stage productions. She is a new and passionate neophyte to the practice of yoga, which is a fine antidote to her long established practice of lounging.
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