Updated: Oct 8
WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS do you want us to ask Lian on Wednesday!?
SO THRILLED! We'll have Lian Dolan with her new book THE SWEENEY SISTERS. And I am here to tell you in all capital letters I LOVE THIS BOOK! I can't wait to talk about it.
Most of you probably know Lian from her killer podcast and FB group The Satellite Sisters https://satellitesisters.com / Lian Dolan is a writer, producer, and podcast pioneer. She is the author of the novels The Sweeney Sisters and Elizabeth the First Wife, as well as the editor of the Satellite Sisters book You're the Best. So if you have any questions for her, let us know on my facebook page.
AND our bookstore of the week is Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena California. Ya'll, they are offering TEN PERCENT off with the code FFHH at this link, so hurry on over.... https://www.vromansbookstore.com/friends-and-fiction...
Join Friends & Fiction for a Happy Hour with special guest and Pasadenean Lian Dolan!
Featured BookSeller Vroman's BookStore
Wednesday, October 7 at 7PM ET/ 4PM PT
Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Kay Andrews
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Patti Callahan Henry
& Lian Dolan
This event is free and open to the public.
Go to the Friends and Fiction Facebook Page to watch the event live!
Vroman's is delighted to be the featured bookseller for this week's Friends & Fiction!
We are offering 10% off the featured titles for this event. Please enter the code FFHH at checkout.
Thank you for supporting Lian Dolan, Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Patti Callahan & Kristina McMorris and your local independent bookstore!
ABOUT FRIENDS AND FICTION
Five Bestselling Authors. Endless Stories. We are Mary Kay Andrews Mary Alice Monroe Patti Callahan Henry Kristy Woodson Harvey Kristin Harmel We discuss books, writing, and invite fabulous authors to join us. All while highlighting one independent bookstore each week. We invite you to post your questions for us-- or for our guests-- on our F&F page and we will do our best to answer them. So join in the fun! Welcome! Meets Wednesday at 7:00 pm on the Facebook page.
The Sweeney Sisters:
A Novel (Hardcover)
By Lian Dolan
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - April 28th, 2020
An accomplished storyteller returns with her biggest, boldest, most entertaining novel yet—a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love, sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs.
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 fifteen 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 universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers. When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home. They aren’t quite sure what the future holds without their larger-than-life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man of his stature.
But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by whiskey, has crashed the party. It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister.
When Washington, DC based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50% genetic match with a childhood neighbor—Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut. It seems Serena’s chilly WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney—one that has remained totally secret until now.
Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for William’s literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir he’s stashed away, and what will it reveal? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister—a blond among redheads—fit into their story?
By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts cautionary tale and celebration—a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a family.