Jeanne Mackin

 Jeanne Mackin

Jeanne Mackin

Jeanne Mackin

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Jeanne Mackin is the author of acclaimed historical novels about daring and strong women whose lives intertwine with the political and cultural events of their times. Her novels have ranged from the salons of pre-revolutionary France, to séance afternoons in Victorian America, to the cafes and conspiracies of France between the world wars. Her forthcoming novel, The Last Collection, based on the intense rivalry between fashion greats Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, takes the reader into a world of haute couture and dangerous politics in Paris just before World War II. She has also won awards for journalism, written scripts for a national nature radio program, and taught writing at the undergraduate and graduate level. She lives with her husband in the Finger Lakes area of New York State, in a farmhouse built before the Civil War.

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