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Best-selling author visits Detroit Lakes

"Mayor of the Universe" written by: Lorna Landvik. Submitted Photo

Minnesota author and comedienne Lorna Landvik will visit the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Landvik made her debut as a novelist with the critically acclaimed "Patty Jane's House of Curl." She is also the author of "Your Oasis on Flame Lake," "The Tall Pine Polka," Welcome to the Great Mysterious," "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons," "Oh My Stars," and "The View From Mount Joy," as well as the books below.

"Mayor of the Universe." The world sees Fletcher Weschel as a mild-mannered actuary, but it could be the world has vision problems. Still, Fletcher wonders what the point is of having a wild heart if it's ultimately harnessed by a timid soul. In his fantasies, he returns the call of adventure with a bellowing, "here I come!" In reality, no one hears his whispered, "me too!"... except for an unlikely group that descends upon him one cold November night. With the help of these visitors, Fletcher's life will never be the same, and the adventures he's about to undertake are truly out-of-this world. Mayor of the Universe has the heart and humor that readers of Lorna Landvik's books have come to expect... and a big dash of the unexpected, for the sheer fun of it.

"Tis the Season!" Landvik shines in this delightful holiday novel of redemption and forgiveness. At once heartfelt and witty, "Tis the Season" bears good tidings of great joy about the human condition-that down and out doesn't mean over and done, that the things we need most are closer than we know, and that the true measure of one's worth rests in the boundless depths of the soul.

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