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Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik
  

Welcome to the Great Mysterious

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Spoilt, egotistic, musical theatre star, all me, me, me, finds there is more to life than fame. Taking in disability, lack of confidence and loneliness, itâs very American and utterly delightful.

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Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik

Diva Geneva Jordan has performed for millions on stage, screen and television but her current leading role is in Minnesota. She has agreed to look after her thirteen-year-old nephew, a boy with Down's syndrome, while his parents take a long-overdue vacation. Though Geneva and her sister, Ann, are as different as night and day ('I being night, of course, dark and dramatic'), Geneva remembers she had a family before she had a star on her door. But so accustomed is she to playing the lead, finding herself a supporting actress in someone else's life is strange and unexplored territory.

Then the discovery of an old scrapbook that she and her sister created long ago starts her thinking of things beyond fame. For THE GREAT MYSTERIOUS is a collection of thoughts and feelings dedicated to answering life's BIG questions – far outside the spotlight's glow…


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'Lorna Landvik has created a hilarious cast of characters. Join them at the Cup OâDelight café for a good time' Fannie Flagg, author of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFÉ

‘This book deserves to be read…a big-hearted slice of life thatâs forever teetering between tears and laughterâ MAIL ON SUNDAY on Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

About the Author

Lorna Landvik
Lorna Landvik is the bestselling author of Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Your Oasis on Flame Lake, The Tall Pine Polka and Welcome to the Great Mysterious. She is also an actor, playwright and proud member of her own book club.

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Publication date

1st September 2005

Author

Lorna Landvik

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

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Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9780553817317

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