Elizabeth the First Wife

By Lian Dolan


ISBN: 978-1-938849-05-3
Publication date May 10, 2013

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Skype events also available upon request. For more information, contact jennifer@prospectparkbooks.com

ABA’s Winter Institute
February 23 – 25, 2013
Kansas City, MO

Dallas Junior League
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Dallas, TX

Westridge School Parents Association
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Pasadena, CA

Librarian Society Talk
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

LA Times Festival of Books
Booth Signing
April 20 – 21, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Launch at Vroman’s Bookstore
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Pasadena, CA

Signing at Pages Bookstore
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Manhattan Beach, CA

Pasadena LitFest
May 11, 2013, 10AM
Pasadena, CA

Pasadena Showcase House
May 15, 2013, 3PM
Pasadena, CA

Altadena Town & Country Club
May 16, 2013, 7PM
Altadena, CA

Barnes & Noble – Old Town Pasadena
May 18, 2013, 2PM
Pasadena, CA

Sweet Rose Ice Cream Party & Signing
May 19, 2013, 3PM
Diesel Books @ Brentwood Country Mart
Santa Monica, CA

Pasadena Shakespeare Club Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 11AM
Pasadena, CA

Private Pasadena club event
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pasadena, CA

National Charity League, Glendale Chapter
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Glendale, CA

Signing at Words
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:30PM
Maplewood, NJ

Signing at Book Expo America
Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:30PM
New York, NY

Signing at BookHampton Bookstore
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 4 PM
Mattituck, NY

Book Party (private)
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Sag Harbor, NY

RJ Julia
Monday, June 3, 2013, 7PM
Madison, CT

Westport Library
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12PM
Westport, CT

Ashland Springs Hotel
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 4PM
Ashland, OR

Bloomsbury Books
Monday, June 17, 2013, 7PM
Ashland, OR

Barnes & Noble
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7PM
Bend, OR

Sunriver Books & Music
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 5PM
Sunriver, OR

Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7PM
Beaverton, OR

The Book Stall
July 24, 2013, 6:30PM
Winnetka, IL

BlogHer 2013 Conference
July 25 – 28, 2013
Chicago, IL

Pasadena Central Library
Thursday, September 12, 7PM
Pasadena, CA

Flintridge Bookstore
Thursday, September 19, 7:30PM
La Cañada Flintridge, CA

The New Romantic Comedy by the Bestselling Author of Helen of Pasadena

Elizabeth Lancaster, an English professor at Pasadena City College, finds her perfectly dull but perfectly orchestrated life upended one summer by three men: her movie-star ex-husband, a charming political operative, and William Shakespeare. Until now, she’d been content living in the shadow of her high-profile and highly accomplished family. Then her college boyfriend and one-time husband of seventeen months, A-list action star FX Fahey, shows up with a job offer that she can’t resist, and Elizabeth’s life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. She’s off to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland for the summer to make sure FX doesn’t humiliate himself in an avant-garde production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

As she did so skillfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.

“A charmingly funny and effortless read….wonderfully developed cast of characters, especially Elizabeth.”Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

“A Shakespeare-influenced delight.” -Flavorpill

Elizabeth the First Wife…tackles reinvention, love, and finding yourself—all with a delicious soupcon of Shakespeare.” -Caroline Leavitt, NYT bestselling author of Pictures of You

“I loved it! The writing is smart, sassy, and the perfect blend of pop culture and Shakespeare. I look forward to hand-selling it.” -Kate Schlademan, Learned Owl Book Shop, Hudson, OH

“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

“Rife with Shakespearean quotes and character vignettes, Elizabeth the First Wife is chick-lit at its finest. Lian Dolan has penned an elegant and graceful novel of finding love where you least expect it.”

Lian Dolan is a writer, producer, talk show host, podcast pioneer and social media consultant. Her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List and was a finalist for Best Fiction 2010 at the Southern California Independent Bookseller Awards.

Lian writes the blog and produces the weekly podcast The Chaos Chronicles, a humorous look at modern motherhood. She writes for Oprah.com as a parenting expert. A decade ago, Lian created Satellite Sisters, a talk show, blog and website, with her four real sisters. From 2000 to 2009, Satellite Sisters won eight Gracie Allen Awards and had a million listeners a week. Lian is also the co-author of Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses, published by Riverhead. Her writing has appeared in many national magazines, including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother and essays in such anthologies as Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul. TV appearances have included The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a popular speaker for groups and corporations, always using humor as hook. Learn more about Lian at liandolan.com.
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