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Lian Dolan

Biography

Lian Dolan

Lian Dolan is a writer and broadcaster, whose name is pronounced like “Liam” but with an “n.” She is the creator and host of “Satellite Sisters,” the award-winning and top-rated radio talk show she produces with her four real sisters: Julie, Liz, Sheila and Monica. She also created the popular podcast about modern motherhood, “The Chaos Chronicles,” developed by Nick at Nite for TV. Lian is the author of two Los Angeles Times bestselling novels, HELEN OF PASADENA and ELIZABETH THE FIRST WIFE, and a regular columnist for Pasadena Magazine. A graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, she now lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and two sons.

Books by Lian Dolan

by Lian Dolan - Fiction, Women's Fiction

One fateful afternoon, Joan’s husband drops a bombshell: he’s fathered twins with another woman. A furious Joan impulsively decides to book a last-minute trip to Paris as an art courier: the person museums hire to fly valuable works of art to potential clients, discreetly stowed in their carry-on luggage. On the plane she chats up her seatmate, Nate, a tech nerd who invites her to dinner in Paris. But after a romantic dinner and an even more romantic night together, Joan wakes up next to her new lover to discover the drawings gone. Even more shocking is what’s been left in their place: a sketch from her father’s journals, which she thought had been lost when he died on 9/11, and a poem that reads like a treasure hunt.

by Lian Dolan - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Maggie, Eliza and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer 15 years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor. When Bill dies unexpectedly, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home and throw an Irish wake like no other. As guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger crashes the party. When journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested, she learned that she had a 50% genetic match with her childhood neighbor, Maggie. It seems that Serena’s chilly WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill --- one that has remained totally secret until now.