"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, author of New York Times bestseller Lilac Girls
"Mary Pat Kelly's masterful saga of Irish American life and history comes to a thrilling conclusion with Irish Above All as the Kellys and the Kennedys achieve political power with very different consequences. A great read."
--Patricia Harty, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Irish America Magazine
"Irish Above All combines the myths and magic of Ireland with the grit and energy of Irish-American Chicago in the first half of the 20th century. I am delighted that main character Nora Kelly travels with Eleanor Roosevelt to visit the US Marines stationed in my beloved Derry during WWII--a little known story--and that Nora has a spiritual awakening in the Grianan of Aileach, a sacred space for me since childhood."
--Roma Downey, New York Times bestselling author of Box of Butterflies, acclaimed actress, producer and president of LightWorkers Media at MGM Television
"Ahead of her times, Nora Kelly is a fascinating woman of vision and an inspiration to today's generation of women photographers."
--Barbara Kasten, internationally recognized artist known for her abstract photography
"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, New York Times bestselling author of Bound for Gold
"Mary Pat Kelly vividly captures the tumult of Chicago machine politics, with its hard-fought ethnic and racial struggles. A tale told by a feisty spirited woman, Irish Above All takes us from the Jazz Age through World War II. It is history with a timely contemporary message. For as one Irishman puts it: 'All of us are descended from someone who got out against the odds.'"
--Margo Jefferson, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Negroland