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Irish Above All

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Irish Above All

Mary Pat Kelly draws upon family heritage to continue the story of Nora Kelly --- begun in OF IRISH BLOOD --- with a striking novel of historical fiction in IRISH ABOVE ALL.

After 10 years in Paris, where she learned photography and became part of the movement that invented modern art, Chicago-born, Irish-American Nora Kelly is at last returning home. Her skill as a photographer will help her cousin Ed Kelly in his rise to Mayor of Chicago. But when she captures the moment that an assassin’s bullet narrowly misses President-elect Franklin Roosevelt and strikes Anton Cermak in February 1933, she enters a world of international intrigue and danger.

Now, she must balance family obligations against her encounters with larger-than-life historical characters, such as Joseph Kennedy, Big Bill Thompson, Al Capone, Mussolini, and the circle of women who surround FDR. Nora moves through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and World War II, but it’s her unexpected trip to Ireland that transforms her life.

Irish Above All
by Mary Pat Kelly

  • Publication Date: February 25, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN-10: 0765380897
  • ISBN-13: 9780765380890