Helen of Pasadena

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Prospect Park Books, LLC, Nov 1, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Helen Fairchild is leading a privileged Pasadena existence: married to a pillar of the community; raising a water polo-playing son destined for the most select high school; volunteering on the most fashionable committees. It only bothers her a tiny bit that she has never quite fit in with the proper crowd, never finished that graduate degree in Classics, and never had that second baby. But the rigid rules of society in Pasadena appeal to Helen, the daughter of Oregon fiber artists, even if she'll never be on the inside. And then along comes a Rose Parade float, killing her philandering husband and leaving Helen broke, out of her 'forever' house and in desperate need of a fresh start ...

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User Review  - PetreaBurchard - LibraryThing

Fun and funny, and loaded with laugh-out-loud moments. Dolan knows how to turn and twist a phrase to really make it giggle. Petrea Burchard Camelot & Vine Read full review

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User Review  - roseysweetpea - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next in the trilogy. A story of accepting the worst and moving past it, above and beyond it, this book has it all. I loved the interactions between ... Read full review

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