LIAN DOLAN Elizabeth the First Wife Ms. Dolan has written a fabulous summer read, the story of a woman who teaches Shakespeare at a California community college and has an ex-husband who is a famous movie star. Long story short: the two end up working together one summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she learns that men can change and that the Bard has a thing or two to teach her about modern relationships.
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June 22nd at 5:00 PM Lian Dolan gives a presentation on her romantic comedy, Elizabeth the First Wife. Summer is here, it is the perfect time for a book that will keep you entertained and amused. Elizabeth teaches Shakespeare at a Pasadena Community College keeping her students unenlightened about her first marriage to hunky mega star FX Fahey until the day he saunters into her classroom mid sonnet. After a decade apart it seems Francis needs Elizabeth again, or at least her help with Shakespeare. He has a new movie coming out, something more serious than playing the action cop, it has a shot at the Oscars but he needs to beef up his resume with more serious action. Fahey has agreed to play a dual role in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, the king of Athens and the king of the fairies. His last experience on stage did not run smoothly, he needs Elizabeth to see that he gets it right this time. Elizabeth is surrounded by over achievers, her father is a Nobel Laureate, her ex-husband a Hollywood sensation, and her sisters are all go-getters too. She likes her life teaching community college in Pasadena, it is comfortable, but the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland is a whole new level for her, how could she pass it up? Over the course of the summer a lot happens in Elizabeth’s life, she adopts a dog, works on a book, and discovers new truths. The settings in Pasadena California and Ashland Oregon are fun too. Lian Dolan is one of the popular Satellite Sisters from radio, writes the Chaos Chronicles blog, and is a contributor to Oprah’s O magazine.
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Brentwood - Publication Party for "Elizabeth the First Wife" with Lian Dolan
In Elizabeth the First Wife, 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 for the summer to make sure FX doesn't humiliate himself in an avant-garde production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Lian Dolan is the author of Helen of Pasadena and 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 also creates the popular podcast and blog Chaos Chronicles.
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