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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie McDonald  

Pen Name: Julie Jensen McDonald

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Julie McDonald on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

McDonald worked for the Rockford Register-Republic and now writes for the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus.

Biographical and Professional Information

McDonald grew up in Harlan, Iowa. She has published 30 books, including eleven novels. Two of her more recent novels, also are concerned with her Danish heritage. She is also the author of "Delectably Danish," a cookbook features Danish recipes and a short history of Denmark and Danish sites in America.

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Titles At Your Library

Forever Danish
ISBN: 1932043365

Penfield Books. 2005

This book contains excerpts from three published novels by Julie Jensen McDonald, all featuring the author's Danish-American heritage. The novels are "Amalie's Story," "Petra," and "The Sailing Out." "This combination is a revelation to me," Ms. McDonald said. "It clearly shows traits passed from one ation to another in similar life situations - something I had taken for granted." Julie Jensen McDonald grew up in Harlan, Iowa, in a part of the state heavily settled by Danes. Her Danish maternal grandparents immigrated in 1882, and her father came from Denmark when he was 14. Her grandmother, Mette Marie Ibsen Faurschou, told stories of "the old country" that inspired Ms. McDonald to write the first of generational novels, "Amalie's Story.

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