Lorna Landvik, best-selling author of many novels including Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, Oh My Stars, and Mayor of the Universe, will visit Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais for a book-signing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17.
Landvik has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy around the country and is also a public speaker, playwright, and actor, most recently seen in an all-improvised, one-woman show Party in the Rec Room. Landvik will also be in Duluth the following day for a 6 p.m. book signing and 7 p.m. reading at the bookstore at Fitger’s (600 E. Superior St.).
Landvik’s new novel is Best to Laugh and features Candy Pekkala, her latest irrepressible character on the world stage—or at least onto the dimly lit small stage where stand-up comedy gets its start.
Herself a comic performer, Landvik taps her own adventurous past and Minnesota roots to conjure Candy’s life in this strange new Technicolor home. Her fellow tenants at Peyton Hall include a female bodybuilder, a ruined nightclub impresario, and a well-connected Romanian fortune-teller. There are game show appearances and temp jobs at a record company and an establishment suspiciously like the Playboy Mansion, and of course the alluring but not always welcoming stage of stand-up comedy. As she hones her act, Candy is tested by humiliation, hecklers, and the inherent sexism that insists “chicks aren’t funny.”
Written with the light touch and quiet wisdom that have made her works so popular, this is classic Lorna Landvik—sometimes so funny, you’ll cry; sometimes so sad, you might as well laugh; and always impossible to put down.
For more information about Landvik’s books or the book signing, contact Drury Lane Books at (218) 387-3370.
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Gun Flint Tavern is losing a treasured staff member. We have an opening for a year round full time line cook. Must be able to work weekends.
Apply in person and fill out application with Laura. Must have a clue.
Starting Wage $10.00hr after 6 week trial period we will move you to $12.00 an hr. Further on merit.
CONTACT: Susan Gecas
DATE: 09/15/2014 12:08pm
Buck's Radio Shack is seeking an individual who can sell consumer electronic products, such as cellular phones, TV's etc. You should possess selling skills and a higher degree of electronic and cellular knowledge. You must love working with customers and have good verbal and written skills. This postion is full time with benefits. Please stop into Buck's Radio Shack and pick up an application. Feel free to call for any questions regarding this position. 218-387-9645
CONTACT: Brad Ludlow
DATE: 09/15/2014 12:02pm
Call Grand Marais Family Dentistry at 387-2774 to schedule an appointment for your child ages 18 months to 18 years of age on Friday, October 3, 2014. Free services include, an exam, cleaning, x-rays, fluoride, and/or sealants.
Sponsored by the Oral Health Task Force and Grand Marais Family Dentistry.
The Oral Health Task Force provides dental care to the children of Cook County and the Grand Portage Reservation from 18 months to 18 years of age through support provided by the North Shore Health Care Foundation, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais Family Dentistry, Cook County Community Fund, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, Mardag Foundation, Grand Marais Lions, Minnesota Dental Foundation, Cook County Community Fund.
DATE: 09/15/2014 11:30am
We will re-open at 11:00 on Tuesday, September 16th.
Sign up NOW!
Cooking with Tempeh
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 6:45-7:30p.m.
Co-op Conference Room
Yafa Napadensky, Vegetarian Ethnic Cooking Enthusiast
Take the mystery out of what to do with tempeh. In this class we’ll try salad with crunchy crumbled tempeh as a starter. Next we’ll make (and eat!) Maple Glazed tempeh, and a traditional Indonesian dish like Sweet Spicy Sticky tempeh.
$10 owners / $15 non-owners
To pre-register call 218-387-2503 or stop by the Co-op.
CONTACT: Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
DATE: 09/15/2014 11:06am