Dragonfly Dreams

A young girl who witnesses the Japanese invasion of China forms the basis for Eleanor McCallie Cooper's mesmerizing new young adult novel, Dragonfly Dreams.

–The Feathered Quill 

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GRACE: An American Woman in China in 1934-74

A young singer goes to New York City to study music and falls in love with a Chinese engineer who has just graduated from Cornell. At a time when interracial marriages were illegal, they marry, have a child, and start life together China in 1934. After 40 tumultuous years of history, she returns…

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Book Garden Parties

The Book Garden Parties started with a small gathering in my own gardenand have become the best way to share Dragonfly Dreams.

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Eleanor McCallie Cooper

Author & Community Engagement Strategist

Growing up in the South during the Cold War, my world view was startlingly narrow. My first job after college was in Japan. I taught English in a Japanese college and then became a guide at the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Osaka. Japan turned my world upside down, and ever since that experience at age 21, I have sought ways to bring people together across cultural and historical divides.

Dragonfly Dreams

Based on a true story

(August 2021)

GRACE: An American Woman in China, 1934-74


Grace in China: An American Woman Beyond the Great Wall, 1934-74