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Helen of Pasadena Paperback – October 15, 2010
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Well done, Lian Dolan! I'm looking forward to the next one!
Take the underlying "Troy" myth and the author's careful but clever exploration of why Helen of Troy may indeed have launched a thousand ships. Take the interesting and educational references to just how and why archeologists do what they do. Take the different slant (positive and respectful) of a woman who's working hard to juggle motherhood, work, friendship, romance . . . and an interest in classical Greek stuff.
Put all of that together with some great writing, some laugh-out-loud humor, and some characters that every mom will recognize from her own life, and you've got a winner of a book here. Here's hoping that Julia Roberts plays Helen in the movie.
it doesn't feel like something special for people who don't live and identify with the places and culture.
She had volunteered at the Huntington and decided to start her job search there where she lucks into a job helping a visiting professor with research. Patrick has gotten this grant from the Huntington to study the notebooks Rudy Schliemann left of his time helping his uncle uncover Troy. Patrick does not expect much from the journals and grows to appreciate the way Helen smoothes out his life and work. He is booked for the Dirty Archaeologist when Helen discovers Rudy was having a read hot affair with his uncle's young wife Sophie. Helen is slowly working her way out of the chaos her husband left her in and trying to downsize and get their lives back on track. The characters are funny and the humor is full of pathos.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice easy read that entertains enough to make you want to read more.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
'Helen of Pasadena' is clever and fun, with the happy ending required of "fluff." I read it in one day.Published 3 months ago by alisonwonderland
A fun silly book about a "recovering" widow in Pasadena. As a former Pasadenian, I loved all the references to real places and events.Published 4 months ago by Jilly
Fun book to read. Especially if you are familiar with Pasadena.Published 9 months ago by BEVERLY J LEE
Read this after "Elizabeth the First Wife". Enjoyed it just as much. Another one I was sorry to see end!Published 15 months ago by Swh
Liane Dolan's Helen of Pasadena is a light hearted story told with humor. I enjoyed the characters (well written) and the storyline (perfect pitch of real and over the top). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kim Howard