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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tom Mach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Tom left Chicago in 1969 and currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and two children.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Mach wrote three successful historical novels, Sissy!. All Parts Together, and Angels at Sunset. Author Mach’s fascination for Chicago history, particularly the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, inspired Angels at Sunset. Sissy! and All Parts Together—both of which won rave reviews and were listed among the 150 best Kansas books in 2011.Sissy! won the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award while All Parts Together was a viable entrant for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Award. Mach was recently honored for formulating a resolution to honor the centennial for the passage of Kansas suffrage by the Kansas legislature, which formally named it the "Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial" resolutions after the title of his suffrage novel, Angels at Sunset. Mach also wrote a collection of short stories entitled Stories To Enjoy which received positive reviews. In addition to he has also published several different ebooks.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Sissy! :
ISBN: 0974515922. OCLC Number:

Hill Song Press,. Lawrence, KS :. ©2004.

The Uni Verse :
ISBN: 0974515981. OCLC Number:

Hill Song Pr,. . 2007.

All parts together :
ISBN: 0974515949. OCLC Number:

Hill Song Press,. Lawrence, Kan. :. 2006.

The story of a courageous young woman caught in the throes of a country split in two by a savage war. It takes you from the day after the Quantrill raid of Lawrence, Kansas to the weeks following the shocking death of Abraham Lincoln.

Stories to enjoy /
ISBN: 0974515914. OCLC Number:

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Angels at sunset /
ISBN: 0974515957. OCLC Number:

Hill Song Press,. Lawrence, Kan. :. ©2012.

"After witnessing the 1871 Chicago fire & jailed in 1917 for picketing for women's rights, Jessica is returning to Kansas, unaware of a revengeful man following-- intent on murdering her and her family"--Page 4 of cover.

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