A South Side Story

A South Side Story

by Quillan Kelly-Dunn


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Mary Kate O'Brien has spent her life communicating in movie quotations. She learned at an early age that adults, like her disengaged dad and overwhelmed mother, didn't have much time for her. If she quoted a movie, they would at least laugh for a moment. Mary Kate loved making people laugh, and she developed an entire comical personality around the concept.

Mary Kate, however, isn't a child anymore. As she grows up, she realizes that the magic of Hollywood hasn't completely prepared her for life on the south side of Chicago. Her beloved John Hughes films don't tell her how to handle her family pulling away or how to act in her first romance.

Gerry McGrath who dropped everything to nurse his ailing grandparents, becomes enamored with Mary Kate. She can't believe that Gerry, a popular and rich football player feels this way about her! As their relationship deepens, Mary Kate tries to write his controlling behavior off as passionate love. Deep down, she knows something isn't right.

To find her own 80's movie style ending, Mary Kate will have to stop looking at the screen and start looking at her own life!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548863579
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Like the protagonist of her new coming-of-age tale, author Quillan Kelly-Dunn grew up on Chicago's south side. She attended a Catholic grammar school, high school, and college. Quillan Kelly-Dunn went on to receive her Masters of Arts degree.

Quillan Kelly-Dunn lives with her family on the south side of Chicago. With the support of her husband and children, Quillan has learned to laugh at the challenges she faces and help others overcome their own obstacles.

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