Cathy Kelly

A Gemma Open Door book
A witty novella from a seasoned storyteller on competition between sisters.
Elsie and Maisie live on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Regular letter writers, they tend to boast about their respective families. Over time, the gulf between fact and fiction grows immense, until a letter arrives from Chicago saying that Maisie’s granddaughter is coming to stay with her Irish family.
With no fancy house and little in the way of luxury, Elsie’s working-class family sets to work on inventive interior design….and the truth.

After a career as a feature writer and film critic, Cathy Kelly published her first novel, Woman To Woman (1997), which became a number one hit in the UK and Ireland, and launched her career as a best-selling novelist. Many of her books are published in the US by Simon & Schuster. Someone Like You won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award Her novels have been translated into many languages and sold worldwide. Kelly is one of the most successful female authors to come out of Ireland since Maeve Binchy. Cathy Kelly was born in Belfast, raised in Dublin and lives in rural County Wicklow.
Letter from Chicago
Cathy Kelly
Paper, 96 pages
Reading level: 3.4