Welcome to the Great Mysterious

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Megastar of stage, screen, and television, Geneva Jordan now has a command performance in Minnesota, where she agrees 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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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

What does it take to raise a special needs child? I imagine most people would be daunted by the task but imagine if you were a forty-something woman who had never had children. I imagine the prospect ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

I like Lorna Landvik's novels - her quirky characters and unrealistic plot twists make her books fun to read. This one had me crying in parts. Geneva - a broadway star - comes home to her small town ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
37
Section 4
53
Section 5
67
Section 6
116
Section 7
145
Section 8
165
Section 9
205
Section 10
240
Section 11
275
Section 12
297
Section 13
317
Section 14
327
Section 15
337
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About the author (2007)

Lorna Landvik is the author of Patty Jane's House of Curl, the bestselling Your Oasis on Flame Lake, and The Tall Pine Polka. She is also an actor, playwright, and proud hockey mom.


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