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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jennie Fields  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Fields was born in Chicago and was raised in Highland Park. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and painting from The University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jennie Fields received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of four novels. An Illinois native, she spent 25 years as an advertising creative director in New York and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Fields loves participating in book groups who are reading ''The Age of Desire''. Many people have questions about how I came to write the book, how much of the book is based in fact and what eventually happened to the characters later in their lives. If you�d be interested in having her speak, complete the online [ form] on her website.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Atomic love /
ISBN: 0593085337. OCLC Number: 1130372705

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"Chicago, 1950. Rosalind Porter has always defied expectations--in her work as a physicist on the Manhattan Project and in her passionate love affair with colleague Thomas Weaver. Five years after the end of both, her guilt over the bomb and her heartbreak over Weaver are intertwined. She desperately misses her work in the lab, yet has almost resigned herself to a more conventional life. Then Weaver gets back in touch--and so does the FBI. Special Agent Charlie Szydlo wants Roz to spy on Weaver, whom the FBI suspects of passing nuclear secrets to Russia. Roz helped to develop these secrets and knows better than anyone the devastating power such knowledge holds. But can she spy on a man she still loves, despite her better instincts? At the same time, something about Charlie draws her in. He's a former prisoner of war haunted by his past, just as her past haunts her. As Rosalind's feelings for each man deepen, so too does the danger she finds herself in. She will have to choose: the man who taught her how to love ... or the man her love might save?"--

Crossing Brooklyn ferry /
ISBN: 0060099437. OCLC Number: 48958322

Perennial,. .

Lily Beach :
ISBN: 0446670383. OCLC Number: 29595023

Warner Books,. .

The age of desire /
ISBN: 0091949718. OCLC Number: 800852013

Ebury Press,. .

Reimagines the midlife world of Edith Wharton and the impact of her affair with a young journalist on her longtime friendship with disapproving literary secretary Anna Bahlmann, in a tale told against the backdrop of Gilded Age Paris.

The middle ages /
ISBN: 0688145906. OCLC Number: 47746265

William Morrow,. .

Feeling unfulfilled in her career and personal life, architect and single mom Jane Larsen calls upon an old boyfriend, the love of her life, and finds her interest in the outside world rekindled.