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What’s Past Is Present In “Dragonfly Dreams”

Eleanor McCallie Cooper

Eleanor McCallie Cooper is an author and a community leader in Chattanooga who comes from a family with deep ties across generations to the story of this city:  how it was once, how it changed over time - in part through people such as her and others - what it is today and what it can still become.


Her latest book, just released, is called “Dragonfly Dreams” - and as she told me, it’s based on a true story during World War II in China, a story connected to Chattanooga.

Cover of “Dragonfly Dreams”
Credit Koehler Books


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