Kathy recommends “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. As she did so skillfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, which spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.
For other recommendations, please join our librarians at the Main Library on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7-8 pm for Chapter One. Chapter One is our re-designed semi-annual book talk program. Formerly known as Once Upon a Crime, we have broadened the scope to include all genres of fiction, and possibly some nonfiction. Four librarians will give you the inside scoop on books – new and not-so-new – that you might enjoy!