Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Lily Beach :
ISBN: 0446670383. OCLC Number:

Warner Books,. New York :. 1994.

Crossing Brooklyn ferry /
ISBN: 0060099437. OCLC Number:

Perennial,. New York :. 2002.

The middle ages /
ISBN: 0688145906. OCLC Number:

William Morrow,. New York :. ©2002.

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.

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

Ebury Press,. London :. 2012.

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.

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 youd be interested in having her speak, complete the online form on her website.