Farewell, Dorothy Parker

Farewell, Dorothy Parker

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When it comes to movie critics Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. Equally unafraid of big Hollywood names and public opinion, her biting reviews are widely quoted. But when it comes to her own life, Violet finds herself unable to speak up--paralyzed by crippling social anxiety. When a chance encounter at the famous Algonquin Hotel unleashes the feisty spirit of the long--dead Dorothy Parker, the famous literary critic of the 1920's, Violet thinks she is going crazy. But as the rematerialized Mrs. Parker helps her face her fears, Violet realizes how much she has been missing by keeping quiet. It turns out though, that the shade has problems of her own, not the least of which include equal portions of narcissism and pessimism and the inability to move on to her afterlife.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013
ISBN: 9780399159077
Branch Call Number: F Mei


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Jan 28, 2014

A truly delightful novel! So original in its premise and so cleverly written.

ontherideau Jul 19, 2013

Light and silly- just what we need from time to time. The literary references add interest. I was inspired to read more about Dorothy Parker and her contemporaries.

WVMLStaffPicks Jun 06, 2013

A delightful, sassy read that brings the eminently quotable New York writer Dorothy Parker back to life. Our heroine Violet is a powerhouse movie critic by day, but timid and tongue-tied by night. When Dorothy Parker’s feisty spirit materializes in her life, all bets are off, and Violet finds her life on a crazy rollercoaster ride. With the custody of her orphaned niece in jeopardy and romance in the air, Violet and Dorothy hatch a desperate plot that will keep the pages flying.


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