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 this 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 a devastating plagiarism scandal. Now a prickly recluse, he hides away in the old hotel slowly dying of cancer, which he refuses to treat. If she can just convince him to sign the infamous guestbook 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 than Parker, and he rejects her proposal outright.
When a young, ambitious 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.
©2015 Recorded by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
"Meister skillfully translates the rapier-like wit of the Algonquin Round Table to modern-day New York …[with] pathos, nuanced characters, plenty of rapid-fire one-liners, and a heart-rendig denouement." -Publishers Weekly
Loved this! It was a wonderful and emotional read and I barely stopped listening. I hurried between the office hours to plug in my headsets. Thank you, Ellen and Dorothy Parker, for a wonderful story!!! Christine
I listen to a lot of books and this is one of my very favorite. Once I started listening I couldn't stop!
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