Chronicles of a radical hag (with recipes) / Lorna Landvik.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||BOOK CLUB KIT LAN (Text)||33500013526470||Main||Checked out||09/24/2022|
- ISBN: 9781517906009
- ISBN: 9781517905996
- Physical Description: 1 kit + 10 books (304 pages ; 22 cm), 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
- Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 
- Copyright: ©2019
Contains: 10 copies of the book, 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
"In the small town of Granite Creek, Minnesota, Haze Evans suffers a stroke at the age of 89 and slips into a coma. Haze is a local legend, having written a daily column in the Granite Creek Gazette for fifty years running"-- Provided by publisher.
When Haze Evans first appeared in the small-town newspaper, Granite Creek Gazette, she earned fans by writing a story about her bachelor uncle who brought a Queen of the Rodeo to Thanksgiving dinner. Now, fifty years later, when the beloved columnist suffers a massive stroke and falls into a coma, publisher Susan McGrath fills the void with Haze’s past columns and responses from readers. As Haze's story unfolds, Susan and her teenage son Sam-- his summer job is reading the paper archives-- discover secrets that have been locked in the files for decades, along with sad and surprising truths about Haze's past. -- adapted from jacket
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
While Haze (short for Hazel) Evans lies in a life-threatening coma after a massive stroke, publisher Susan McGrath must decide how to handle the absence of the Granite Creek Gazette's most popular columnist. Haze, aka the radical hag, started writing her observations about life in the quintessential Minnesota town 50 years ago, so with such a trove of archived material to choose from, Susan decides to run highlights from Haze's long, illustrious, and sometimes controversial career. Sam, Susan's 14-year-old son, is looking for a part-time job. While working for his mom at the paper is not his first choice, he quickly discovers the joys of small-town journalism when he is tasked with choosing vintage columns (including recipes) by Haze suitable for reprinting, accompanied by letters from loyal readers. At a time when local newspapers are nearing extinction, and reporters are deemed enemies of the people, Landvik's (Best to Laugh, 2014) smart and lovely paean to journalists is a welcome reminder of the important role they play in the lives of those who depend on newspapers for more than just information. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Lorna Landvik is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling Patty Jane’s House of Curl,Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Oh My Stars, Best to Laugh (Minnesota, 2015), and Once in a Blue Moon Lodge (Minnesota, 2017). She has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy around the country and is a public speaker, playwright, and actor most recently in the one-woman, all-improvised show Party in the Rec Room. She lives in Minneapolis.
Lorna Landvik is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling Patty Jane's House of Curl,Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Oh My Stars, Best to Laugh (Minnesota, 2015), and Once in a Blue Moon Lodge (Minnesota, 2017). She has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy around the country and is a public speaker, playwright, and actor most recently in the one-woman, all-improvised show Party in the Rec Room. She lives in Minneapolis.
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