Jessica Nelson North MacDonald

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General Information

Name: Jessica Nelson North MacDonald

Pen Name: None

Born: September 7, 1891 in Madison, Wisconsin

Died: June 3, 1988 in Downers Grove, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Went on to graduate school at the University of Chicago. During college, North was the president of the University of Chicago Poetry Club and was the editor of the Adelphean and the History of Alpha Delta Pi.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jessica Nelson North MacDonald was an American author, poet and editor. She graduated from the University of Chicago. During college, North was the president of the University of Chicago Poetry Club and was the editor of the Adelphean and the History of Alpha Delta Pi.

She was Sterling North's older sister and is one of the major characters portrayed her brother's well-known book, Rascal, which was set when she was 25. North married Reed Inness MacDonald on June 11, 1921.

She published her first novel, Arden Acres, in 1935. The story is set in fictional Arden Acres, Illinois.

Published Works

  • The Prayer Rug, W. Ransom , 1923
  • The Long Leash, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1928
  • Arden Acres, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1935
  • The Giant's Shoe, Rand McNally, 1967
  • Miss Missouri
  • The Pocket

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Literary Awards

"The Long Leash" was selected by the Poetry Club as one of the best volumes of the year.

"Arden Acres" won the Friends of American Writers first novel award.

External Links

Jessica Nelson North MacDonald on WorldCat

Jessica Nelson North MacDonald on Amazon

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