The Tall Pine Polka (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By: Lorna Landvik

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In the small town of Tall Pine, Minnesota, at the Cup O'Delight Cafe, the townsfolk gather for what they call the Tall Pine Polka, an event in which heavenly coffee, good food, and that feeling of being alive among friends inspires both body and soul to "dance." There's the cafe owner, the robust and beautiful Lee O'Leary, who escaped to the northwoods from an abusive husband; Miss Penk and Frau Katt, the town's only lesbian couple ("Well, we're za only ones who admit it."); Pete, proprietor of the Shoe Shack, who spends nights crafting beautiful shoes to present to Lee, along with his declarations of love; Mary, whose bad poetry can clear out the cafe in seconds flat; and, most important of all, Lee's best friend, Fenny Ness, a smart and sassy twenty-two-year-old going on eighty.
When Hollywood rolls into Tall Pine to shoot a movie, and a handsome musician known as Big Bill appears on the scene, Lee and Fenny find their friendship put to the test, as events push their hearts in unexplored directions--where endings can turn into new beginnings. . . .

Title: The Tall Pine Polka (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

Author or Artist: Lorna Landvik

Categories: Fiction Contemporary Lit,

Publisher: Ballantine Books: May 2001

ISBN Number: 0449003701

ISBN Number 13: 9780449003701

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Very Good

[ash-ling] ID: 437

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