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Patricia O'Sullivan

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Patricia O'Sullivan is the author of three historical novels about the Sephardic Jewish experience in the New World: Hope of Israel, Legend of the Dead, and A Notable Occupation. In 2014, she published her first new adult novel, Awesome Justice. She lives in Mississippi with her family.


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Patricia O'Sullivan I love to learn, and writing prompts me to do research on all kinds of topics I never would have learned about otherwise.
Patricia O'Sullivan Read widely - not just in a particular genre or time period. Watch and listen - always be thinking of how you would describe a smell or a person's…moreRead widely - not just in a particular genre or time period. Watch and listen - always be thinking of how you would describe a smell or a person's character and listen to how people speak so you can get a feel for idioms and accents and realistic dialogue. Finally, write and be prepared to rewrite and to set your project aside so you can come at it with fresh eyes.(less)
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Hope of Israel
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Legend of the Dead
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Awesome Justice
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014
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A Notable Occupation
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Lay It on My Heart by Angela Pneuman
Lay It on My Heart
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This was a tough read. The abusiveness of Charmaine's religious upbringing kept making me put the book down and not wanting to finish it. What got me through was when her mother, Pheobe, finally began to push back against her situation rather than me ...more
Lay It on My Heart by Angela Pneuman
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Okay. Perhaps I'm not the target audience. This book was a drag for me. The first 60 pages focused exclusively on "God" debates between a..." Read more of this review »
A Notable Occupation by Patricia O'Sullivan
"An enjoyable novel describing the role and treatment of the Jews during the Revolutionary War.
The story tended to drag on and on as additional layers of complications were added."
Growing Up Godless by Deborah Mitchell
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Growing Up Godless, by Deborah Mitchell, is a series of essays, some of them quite short due to Mitchell’s signature directness, and others longer, rich with anecdotes and letters from readers of Mitchell’s blog: raisingkidswithoutreligion.net. Her a ...more
A Notable Occupation by Patricia O'Sullivan
"Looking at this story based solely on its contents, I should have loved it. It's extremely detailed about what happened in Newport during the Revolutionary war. This was interesting to me, as was the Jewish customs/ways/beliefs that were mentioned..." Read more of this review »
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Will Poole's Island by Tim Weed
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Will Pool's Island contains many of the elements of a YA novel. Tim Weed does a fantastic job of describing the sights, sounds, and smells of 17th-century New England, while also explaining the cultural practices of the various groups who lived there ...more
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“She knew that she must sit quietly and patiently and, like her beloved butterflies, eventually he would come to rest.”
Patricia O'Sullivan, Hope of Israel

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“She knew that she must sit quietly and patiently and, like her beloved butterflies, eventually he would come to rest.”
Patricia O'Sullivan, Hope of Israel

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