MORE ABOUT MARY
See Library Life Episode 163, Interview with Mary Hutchings Reed, March, 2015
On Writing Teacher Fred Shafer, “Getting the Words Right,” by Tom Benz, Evanston Roundtable, August 15, 2016
ONE FOR THE ARK (2016)
For a small-town conservative mayor and his liberal activist wife, politics, principles and personalities collide when the Blessed Virgin Mary appears on an underpass, a farmer wants to build an “exact replica” of Noah’s Ark across from the State Forest, and their daughter makes a startling, life-altering decision.
Saluting the Sun (2015)
Who is safer, a 23-year-old woman who plays the glass harmonica on the streets of New Orleans and lives in a commune-style house with other free spirits, con artists and petty thieves like herself, or a rising television weathercaster who resides in a luxury high rise in Chicago with her emotionally volatile husband? When Nevaeh Thera gives up her street life to live with her cousin, star meteorologist Dawn Ann McKnight and her photographer husband, Derek Baldwin, a life-threatening truth is exposed and both women learn that you can’t start over, but you can start again.
- Review of Saluting the Sun on CurledUp.com
- Heaven Spelled Backwards, Lives Turned Upside Down (Amazon reader review)
- Sharply Written, Draws You In (Amazon reader review)
- Genuine Characters, Engrossing Plot (Amazon reader review)
Warming Up (2013)
Approaching forty, unemployed but well-off, talented but unknown, functional but depressed, former musical actress Cecilia Morrison reluctantly starts therapy, hoping for a change in her life, but ultimately it’s a runaway teenager who cons her out of sixty bucks, not therapy, that gives her the inspiration she’s looking for.
- press kit for Warming Up
- Kirkus Reviews: “A well-written, endearing book that surprises…”
- Books in Brief Review by Patricia Skalka
- Barbara Scott Review
- A Delightful “Reed” (Amazon reader review)
- For Jodi Picoult Fans (Amazon reader review)
Courting Kathleen Hannigan
Courting Kathleen Hannigan is based on Mary Hutchings Reed’s (Yale Law, ’76) personal knowledge of what goes on behind those beautifully veneered law firm doors. Kathleen Hannigan shrewdly plays the partnership game with her whole heart until she is called to testify in a sex discrimination suit and is forced to choose between her partners and her principles.
- Review of Courting Kathleen Hannigan on BookPleasures.com
- Review of Courting Kathleen Hannigan on MidwestBookReview.com
- Review of Courting Kathleen Hannigan on Attorney Work Product
- Funny, Poignant, and So True (Amazon reader review)
Book Law for Authors
At a time when there are many different paths to both traditional and independent publication, Book Law for Authors is an essential reference for writers who need to know the basics of copyright law, publishing contracts, defamation, and more. This volume in Lawyers for the Creative Arts’ 40th Anniversary series of Law Guides in the various disciplines offers practical information for authors that will help clients identify their needs for legal counsel and better utilize the pro bono assistance available to them through LCA, a nonprofit legal services organization based in Chicago.
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