Christine O'Hagan

Christine Kehl O'Hagan, an Irish American from Queens, New York, is the author of a novel, BENEDICTION AT THE SAVOIA, set in that community. Her recent memoir, THE BOOK OF KEHLS, traces the history of her family, and its struggle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. O'Hagan is a contributor to FACTS ON FILE: THE AMERICAN NOVEL. Her essays are included in the anthologies FOR KEEPS: WOMEN TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR BODIES, GROWING OLDER, AND ACCEPTANCE, THE DAY MY FATHER DIED, BETWEEN FRIENDS, the latter reprinted in LIVES THROUGH LITERATURE, a college text. O'Hagan's essays, one of which was the winner of The Jerry Lewis National Writing Awards Contest, have also appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, and other local publications. The mother of Patrick Jr., and the late James, O'Hagan lives on Long Island with her husband, Patrick.

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