With the rise of at home DNA tests, we’ve all heard stories or had our own experiences uncovering family secrets — sometimes good, maybe a little sad, and occasionally secrets that should have remained just that. In her new novel, The Sweeney Sisters, Lian Dolan delivers a brilliant and entertaining story about books, love, sisterhood and what makes up a family, tapping into the zeitgeist of 23 and Me, Ancestry.com and the surprises we can discover in our DNA.
“This endearing story of sisterhood delivers on its promise,” writes Publisher’s Weekly. And from Kirkus: “Dolan uses her experience in podcasting with her own sisters to craft believable women characters who worry about real problems and use wry humor to push through dark moments . . . . A warmhearted portrait of love embracing true hearts.”
An author, columnist and broadcaster, Lian is the creator and host of “Satellite Sisters,” an award-winning and top-rated radio talk show she produces with her four real sisters: Julie, Liz, Sheila and Monica. She also created the popular podcast about modern motherhood, “The Chaos Chronicles,” developed by Nick at Nite for TV. Lian is the author of two Los Angeles Times best-selling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife, and a regular columnist for Pasadena Magazine. A graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, she now lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and two sons.