Denise Kiernan

Denise Kiernan is one of our favorite people, and often participates as a 'conversationalist' in other author programs.  She is the author of The Last Castle, the story of the Biltmore Estate and the Vanderbilts; We Gather Together, the story of the creation of the Thanksgiving holiday; and The Girls of Atomic City, the women of Oak Ridge who helped create the atomic bomb.  She and her husband, author Joseph D'Agnese, are authors of Signing Their Lives Away, Signing Their Rights Away, and Stuff Every American Should Know.

Denise's children's books include a picture book on the creation of Thanksgiving, Giving Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday, for ages 4-8, and We Gather Together (Young Readers' Edition) for ages 8-12.

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Picture of Denise Kiernan, smiling, asymmetric haircut
Books: 
We Gather Together (Young Readers Edition): Stories of Thanksgiving from Then to Now By Denise Kiernan Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593404386
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - September 26th, 2023

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Giving Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday By Denise Kiernan, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Denise Kiernan, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593404416
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Published: Philomel Books - September 27th, 2022

We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace By Denise Kiernan Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593183250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - November 10th, 2020

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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home By Denise Kiernan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476794051
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II By Denise Kiernan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781451617535
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Published: Atria Books - March 11th, 2014

Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence By Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781683691266
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Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution By Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781683691273
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Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

Stuff Every American Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #10) By Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781594745829
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Published: Quirk Books - June 5th, 2012