The novelist Patricia Aakhus died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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The American author of The Voyage of Mael Duin’s Curragh, she was the 1990 recipient of Readercon’s Best Imaginative Literature Award. Her other works include Daughter of the Boyne and The Sorrows of Tara.
She was born in California to Lowell and Betsy McDowell.