Dorothy Parker Drank Here by Ellen Meister audiobook

Dorothy Parker Drank Here

By Ellen Meister
Read by Donna Postel

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

The Dorothy Parker Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665155267

  • ISBN: 9781665155243

  • ISBN: 9781665155250

Runtime: 9.57 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The acid-tongued Dorothy Parker is back and haunting the halls of Algonquin with her piercing wit, audacious voice, and unexpectedly tender wisdom.

Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, drink in hand, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on the side of eternity.

After forty years she thinks she's found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, silenced early in a promising career by the devastating plagiarism scandal. Now a prickly recluse, he hides away in the old hotel slowly dying from cancer, which her refuses to treat. If she can convince him to sign the infamous guest book of Percy Coates, Dorothy Parker might be able to persuade the jaded writer to spurn the white light with her. Ted, however, might be the only person living or dead who's more stubborn then Parker, and he rejects her proposal outright.

When a young TV producer, Norah Wolfe, enters the hotel in search of Ted Shriver, Parker sees another opportunity to get what she wants. Instead, she and Norah manage to uncover such startling secrets about Ted's past that the future changes for all of them. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A quick, charming read that will delight Parker fans and stoke the curiosity of those unfamiliar with her great wit.” Library Journal
“A lovely…imagining [of] the voice of Dorothy Parker with equal parts wit, heartbreak, and practicality.” Booklist
“Meister’s Dorothy Parker is just as sharp, witty, and pleasantly mean as fans would expect. Her humanity shines through, though, along with her humor. Her obvious loneliness…make[s] this a surprisingly emotional novel. Not even death can keep Dorothy Parker down in this sad and funny story.” Kirkus Reviews
“Meister manages to bring a mystery-solving ghost of Dorothy Parker to life in a way that should thrill both Parker and mystery fans…The writing is stellar, making it difficult to put the book down, and famous Parker quotes appear seamlessly in context with the story.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Ellen Meister

Author Bio: Ellen Meister

Ellen Meister is the author of several novels, including The Other Life, The Smart One, and Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA, as well as numerous short stories. She teaches creative writing at Hofstra University and runs an online mentoring group for women authors. A former advertising copywriter, Meister currently curates for a literary radio program. She lives on Long Island with her husband and children.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 9.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English