Karen Abbott

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General Information

Name: Karen Abbott

Pen Name: None

Genres: Historical Non-fiction

Born: January 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Website: http://karenabbott.net/

Email: karen@karenabbott.net

Illinois Connection

Abbott has written a book about an Illinois subject of interest - the city of Chicago. Her book "Sin in the Second City" is based in Chicago and her research for the book was conducted in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Abbott worked as a journalist in Philadelphia for several years. She then moved to Atlanta to pursue writing book-length narrative nonfiction. She now lives in New York.

Since Abbott is not from Illinois but has written about an Illinois subject of interest, you will only find information about her book, Sin in the Second City here as it is about the city of Chicago. Additional information about Ms. Abbott and her other books can be found on her web page - http://karenabbott.net/.

Published Works

  • Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, Random House, 2008
  • American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, Random House, 2012
  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, Harper Perennial, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

ISBN: 0812975995
Release Date: 2008-06-10

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Literary Agent:

Simon Lipskar



External Links

Karen Abbott on WorldCat


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