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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kelly O'Connor McNees  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Kelly now lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kelly O'Connor McNees is the author of two novels. Kelly received her first rejection letter in tenth grade, from the fiction editor at "Seventeen," and has been writing her way back ever since. In the meantime, she has worked as a teacher and editor.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

In need of a good wife /
ISBN: 0425257924. OCLC Number: 775417893

Berkley Books,. .

"For Clara Bixby, brokering mail-order brides is a golden business opportunity--and a desperately needed chance to start again. If she can help New York women find husbands in a far-off Nebraska town, she can build an independent new life away from her own loss and grief. Clara's ambitions are shared by two other women, who are also willing to take any risk. Quiet immigrant Elsa hopes to escape her life of servitude and at last shape her own destiny. And Rowena, the willful, impoverished heiress, jumps at the chance to marry a humble stranger and repay a heartbreaking debt. All three struggle to find their true place in the world, leaving behind who they were in order to lay claim to the person they want to be. Along the way, each must face unexpected obstacles and dangerous choices, but they also help to forge a nation unlike any that came before."--

The lost summer of Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 9780307737212. OCLC Number: 500581946

Books on Tape,. .

In the summer of 1855 and the notion of making a living as a writer is still a far-off dream for Louisa. The Alcott family, destitute as usual, moves to a generous uncle's empty house in Walpole, New Hampshire, for the summer. Here, a striking but pensive Louisa meets Joseph Singer. But just as she begins to open her heart, she discovers that Joseph may not be free to give his away. Their newfound love carries a steep price, and Louisa fears she may pay with the independence she has fought so hard to protect.

The lost summer of Louisa May Alcott /
ISBN: 0425240835. OCLC Number: 668228147

Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons,. .

The beloved author begins a love affair that would threaten her writing career--and inspire the story of Jo and Laurie in "Little Women."