Helen of Pasadena by Lian Dolan

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Social commentary about modern upper-middle-class life meets a strong story of midlife reinvention. A very funny modern novel.

About Lian Dolan

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Lian Dolan is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestselling novel Helen of Pasadena, and the co-author of The Satellite Sisters' Uncommon Senses. As part of the Satellite Sisters, Lian and her four sisters found national acclaim first on NPR, then on ABC Radio and XM Satellite Radio. She writes the popular blog Chaos Chronicles. Elizabeth the First Wife is her second novel.
Published November 1, 2010 by Prospect Park Books. 306 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction

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In Dolan's debut novel, Helen Fairchild finds her life turned upside-down after her husband leaves her for another woman and promptly dies in a freak accident during Pasadena's famed Rose Parade.

Jan 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Helen of Pasadena

Chick Lit Central

However, there were some fun surprises to keep up the momentum of the story and the time "warp" seemed to fit well with the upbeat feel of the novel in general.

Jan 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Helen of Pasadena

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