My latest novel, Of Irish Blood, was released February 3rd, 2015. Please order from your local bookstore or:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
SONGS AND STORIES FROM IRELAND WITH CATHERINE O'CONNELL
Union League Club of Chicago,
65 W. Jackson Boulevard,
Chicago, IL. 60604
For tickets ($35 inc. lunch):
I'm happy that the launch of my new novel Of Irish Blood, the sequel to Galway Bay being published by Forge/Macmillan, coincided with St. Bridget's feast and the first day of spring in the Celtic calendar. Slainte!
I’m also glad to say that early feedback is great:
And so are the first reviews!
About Of Irish Blood:
It’s 1903. Nora Kelly, twenty-four, is talented, outspoken, progressive, and climbing the ladder of opportunity, until she falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists, and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest, and Ireland’s revolutionary women challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland.
Author Mary Pat Kelly weaves historical characters such as Maud Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera, as well as Gabrielle Chanel, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Nora Barnicle, into Of Irish Blood, a vivid and compelling story inspired by the life of her great-aunt.