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Sunflower Sisters

A Novel

Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of her ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse who joins the war effort during the Civil War, and how her calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists.

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Accolades

Sunflower Sisters weaves an exquisite tapestry of women determined to defy the molds the world has for them.

Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

Historical verisimilitude worthy of a Ken Burns documentary but oh so much more lurid.

Kirkus Reviews

As well-researched and engaging as Lost Roses and Lilac Girls . . .Kelly illuminates parts of history infrequently told.

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The French Grand Prize for Foreign Literature 2022

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