Elizabeth the First Wife


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$16.95  $15.59
Prospect Park Books LLC - Prospect Park Books
Publish Date
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and podcaster. She is the author of The Sweeney Sisters and two Los Angeles Times best-selling novels, as well as the editor of the Satellite Sisters' book You're the Best. Lian produces Satellite Sisters, a hit podcast recorded weekly with sisters Julie and Liz. She has written for O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother Magazine, as well as for TV and print. Lian is an empty-nester, living with her husband and her German shepherd in Pasadena, California.


Praise for Elizabeth the First Wife
"A charmingly funny and effortless read....wonderfully developed cast of characters" -Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
"A Shakespeare-influenced delight." -Flavorpill
"Whipsmart...Elizabeth the First Wife...tackles reinvention, love, and finding yourself---all with a delicious soupcon of Shakespeare." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
"Brings humor and warmth to a contemporary story about a woman coping with family, career, and romance." -Tampa Bay Times
"A joyous and delightful tale." -Shelf Awareness
"Lian Dolan has created the perfect blend of vulnerability, complication, and wit in this outstanding second novel. With timeless storylines that play out on the stage and in the real world, this is a purely enchanting read." -Robin Kall, host, Reading with Robin
"It is a work of fiction, but boy is it detailed about what goes on in Ashland and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival." -The Jefferson Exchange
"Reading Elizabeth the First Wife by Lian Dolan is kind of like sitting down for coffee with that really smart, witty friend who always has a madcap story (or three) to share." -Hamlet Hub

Praise for Helen of Pasadena
"A compelling narrative and a memorable cast." - Publishers Weekly
"A send-up of a 40something mom who finds herself suddenly widowed, broke, and forced to reinvent herself...opinionated, energetic, and sassy." - Mandalit del Barco, NPR
"A knockout debut...it mixes up the classics and class structure in a deliciously witty romp."
- Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
"Every reader will see something of herself in Dolan's likeable heroine, Helen of Pasadena. Offering up every woman's worst fear, Dolan pulls the rug out from under Helen, and we get to watch as she recovers and reinvents herself with wit, charm, and smarts." - Sally Bjornsen, author of A Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife