Mallory M. O’Connor tackles social justice issues of 1960s in debut American history novel
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (date) – A writer and art historian has released the second novel in her debut historical fiction trilogy, which follows the interwoven stories of the descendants of three immigrant families as they struggle to build their legacies during the 1960s. In “American River: Currents,” author Mallory M. O’Connor continues to unwind a compelling yarn about the pursuit of art, music, culture and love and captures the essence of the 20th century American dream.
In the second book of the American River trilogy, a cavalcade of disasters—both personal and public—threatens to overwhelm the scattered members of the McPhalan, Ashida, and Morales clans. Alliances fray, relationships dissolve, divisive secrets are revealed, and promises are broken as the members of three California families struggle to salvage their shattered dreams.
Through its address of era-specific issues, such as gay rights, women’s rights and immigration, O’Connor’s American River series takes readers on a journey through one of the country’s more notable decades for social justice and creative growth.
“American River: Currents” is filled with passionate and resolute characters who refuse to let go of their unique visions of success—even as life’s tumultuous currents threaten to sweep them all away.
“American River: Currents” By Mallory M. O’Connor ISBN: 9781480858848 (electronic) Available at the Archway Publishing Online Soon available at Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, and Amazon
About the author
Mallory M. O’Connor is a writer, art historian and professor of art history emerita for Santa Fe College. O’Connor holds master’s degrees in both American history and art history from Ohio University. A life-long social justice advocate, her high school artwork often depicted migrant workers and the homeless, and she was part of the Women’s Strike for Peace during the 1960s. She currently resides in Gainesville, Fla. To learn more, please visit www.mallorymoconnor.com.
Contact: Mallory M. O’Connor or Archway Publishing
- Also available as: Perfect Bound Softcover
- Published: March 2018
- Format: E-Book
- Pages: 452
- ISBN: 9781480858848