Members of Three California Families Struggle with Prejudice, Obstacles, Jealousy, Betrayal in New Novel

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Mallory M. O’Connor announces publication of the second book in the ‘American River Trilogy.’

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Mallory M. O’Connor’s new historical novel, “American River: Currents: Book Two of the American River Trilogy” (published by Archway Publishing), focuses on the creative search for meaning, knowledge, compassion and understanding for three families in California in a world filled with prejudice, obstacles, jealousy and betrayal. The book follows “American River: Tributaries,” the first book in the “American River Trilogy.” Book two is available for purchase on Amazon at:

In the second book of the, “American River Trilogy,” members of the McPhalan, Ashida and Morales clans make their way through the turbulent decade of the ’60s. From the concert halls of Europe to Kyoto ancient avenues, and Manhattan’s artist lofts to the halls of Sacramento’s Capitol, they learn the price they must pay to realize their dreams.

“Many of the events that I write about in American River are things I experienced first-hand such as the Women’s Liberation Movement and the United Farm Workers Movement,” O’Connor says. “I want people to understand why issues like immigration, racism, prejudice, women’s rights, gay rights, and other social and environmental problems are so significant, and why they still reverberate today.”

“American River: Currents”
By Mallory M. O’Connor
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 450 pages | ISBN 9781480858855
E-Book | 452 pages | ISBN 9781480858848
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mallory O’Connor is a writer, an art historian and a musician. She holds degrees in art, art history, and American history from Ohio University. For 20 years she taught art history at the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College. During this time, she also wrote hundreds of magazine articles and critical essays and curated numerous exhibitions for museums and galleries. Born in Illinois and raised on a ranch on the American River in Northern California, O’Connor now resides with her husband, artist John in Micanopy, Florida. She is the author of two non-fiction books, “Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast” and “Florida’s American Heritage River,” both published by the University Press of Florida. She is also the author of “American River: Tributaries: Book One of the American River Trilogy.” More information is available at:

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