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Lian Dolan

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Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and broadcaster. She is the author of two bestselling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife. Both are romantic comedies with a touch of history. She currently writes and produces the weekly podcast and blog The Chaos Chronicles, a humorous look at modern motherhood, that was developed for TV . A decade ago, Lian created Satellite Sisters, an award-winning radio talk show, blog and website with her four real sisters. From 2000 to 2009, Satellite Sisters won eight Gracie Allen Awards for Excellence in Women's Media and enjoyed a nationwide audience of a million listeners a week. Lian is also the co-author of Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses, published in 2001 by Riverhead. Her writing has ...more

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Lian Dolan I am currently working on another novel. I can tell you this: it's set in Paris and there is Art. So I'd love to hear from readers who've discovered…moreI am currently working on another novel. I can tell you this: it's set in Paris and there is Art. So I'd love to hear from readers who've discovered any galleries or masterpieces or secret troves of undiscovered delight in Paris. (less)
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Concerning me and my husband weve owned extra MP3 gamers over the years than I can count, such as Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few many years Ive settled down to one line of players.

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I like Curtis Sittenfeld's writing a lot but this was a miss for me. I felt like the modernization cheapened the characters and the relationships between characters. Just didn't understand some of the choices here.
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This is grim book with some beautiful writing. I admired the risks the writer took in creating this story of a very selfish, self-centered American ex-pat searching for something else beside her husband and kids. But if you're looking for a war, ...more
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I had high hopes for this book after a bevy of good reviews in major publications. But it's hard for me to see what all the fuss was about. A mess of a story, with a couple of really unbelievable plot points even for a rom-com. Combine with a cast of ...more
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A very fun book. Clever concept that is well-excecuted. The authors use the premise 'What if Kate Middleton was American" and take off from there. It feels like you get some inside scoop on what it must be like to be in the royal vortex. I thought ...more
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Miss your Women's Studies classes back in college? Get riled up over those half naked women on the sides of buses but can't fit public outrage into your schedule with kids, husband work and such? Then read Dietland and rejoice in this subversive text ...more
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“You starvelling, you eel-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, you bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish—O for breath to utter what is like thee!—you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck!”
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The love you take
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