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Irish Above All

(The third book in the Of Irish Blood series)
A novel by

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 ten 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 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 F.D.R. 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.

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Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Prepare to be transported through 1920s-40s Chicago and Ireland for an epic story of love, loss and the strength of one incredible Irish woman." - Martha Hall Kelly

"Nobody knows the Irish like Mary Pat Kelly. And nobody writing today knows better how to breath life into Irish-Americans, with all their dreams, hopes, and aspirations. Fictional characters and historical figures emerge full blown and fiery in this big, sprawling, read-it-all-weekend kind of epic. You'll love it." - William Martin

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Used availability for Mary Pat Kelly's Irish Above All

Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: Irish Above All: A Novel (Of Irish Blood)
Author(s): Mary Pat Kelly
ISBN: 0-7653-8088-9 / 978-0-7653-8088-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Irish Above All (Of Irish Blood)
Author(s): Kelly
ISBN: 0-7653-8089-7 / 978-0-7653-8089-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Irish Above All: A Novel (Of Irish Blood Book 3)
Author(s): Mary Pat Kelly
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU