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Name:  Nadine Kenney Johnstone  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: in


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Johnstone lives near Chicago and teaches English at Loyola University. She received her B. S. in English from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney Johnstone is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become. ''Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir'' is the story of Nadine's quest to become a mother and the healing power of hope.Her work has been featured in Chicago magazine, The Moth, PANK, and various anthologies, including ''The Magic of Memoir''.

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