Patty Jane's House of Curl

Patty Jane's House of Curl

A Novel

Book - 2001
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A comedy on two sisters running a beauty parlor in Minneapolis which they turn into a women's support center. One sister is Patty Jane, whose husband skipped town just before she gave birth, the other is Harriet, whose rich boyfriend was killed in a plane crash before they could marry. A first novel.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001
Edition: First Ballantine Books ed
ISBN: 9780449911006
Branch Call Number: Fiction Lan
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 08, 2017

Patty Jane's House of Curl is a quick and very enjoyable read by Minnesota author Lorna Landvik. I've read it multiple times, and it still makes me laugh and cry. In addition to checking out this book, I recommend placing a hold on Landvik's novel Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, which will be published in April 2017. The new book centers around Patty Jane's daughter Nora.

Mar 16, 2012

The writing is smart and the dialogue is snappy and believable. I found the hardships in the character's lives borderline contrived, but not so much that I couldn't enjoy the story. Perhaps witnessing so many tragic coincidences happening to otherwise good people pushed me too much out of the novel's fictional world.

The House of Curl salon is where the Dobbin sisters forge their strongest bond, and their relationship is the emotional hinge of Patty Jane's House of Curl. I was also touched by the persistent theme of finding eternal meaning in the daily interactions of those you love.

Feb 20, 2007

Mostly funny but one part made me burst into tears.


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