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Union League Club Presents Author Mary Pat Kelly and the Irish singer Cathe...

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The Author

Mary Pat Kelly is the best selling author of “Galway Bay” and “Of Irish Blood.” As a filmmaker she wrote and directed the theatrical feature “Proud” starring Ossie Davis and Stephen Rea as well as PBS documentaries on Irish subjects. She worked as a screenwriter under contract to Paramount and Columbia Pictures and produced short films for Saturday Night Live and as an associate producer for Good Morning, America. She received her PhD from the City University of New York. Born and raised in Chicago, she lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her husband, Web designer Martin Sheerin from County Tyrone

The Book
"Irish Above All"

Mary Pat Kelly showcases the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century through the eyes of an indomitable Irish-American in Irish Above All, a beautiful work of historical fiction. 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.
Mary Pat Kelly showcases the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century through the eyes of an indomitable Irish-American. 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 (1933-1947). 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. 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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Please join us for an afternoon of Irish celebration and story telling with Author Mary Pat Kelly and Chicago's own songstress Catherine O'Connell. The event begins at 11:30 reception and luncheon to follow. The program will commence at 12:20. The price is $35 per person inclusive and the Club's reservation policy is in effect. If you or your guest have a food allergy or a dietary restriction, please contact Club Services at 800-443-0578 and let them know.

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