Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase, Rowman and Littlefield, Limelight Editions (October 8, 2020)

“A must for theater geeks everywhere.” Library Journal
“(An) entertaining and inspiring account….” Broadway World
“Mary Coyle Chase’s story does sound amazing…”
– Jonathan Mandell, Critic, New York Theater

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945 for her play Harvey. She received a record million dollars from RKO Universal for the rights to make the play into a film with Jimmy Stewart that premiered in 1950 and still remains a classic today. Altogether she wrote fourteen plays, three screenplays and two award-winning children’s books. She was a delightful and funny stay-at-home Denver mom who achieved international success as a playwright and author and whose own story is one that is now about to be told.

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The Takeover: An Unexpected Caregiver’s Story:  XLIBRIS (October 2014)

One daughter’s story of taking care of care of her elderly parents before and after moving them cross country from Chicago to Denver

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Shopping for a Living: Merging Marriage, Motherhood and Merchandising iUniverse (November 2009)

A tale that begins in the 1980s about how a wife and mother balanced work and family by starting her own business.

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