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Events Wed Dec 10 2014

Jessie Ann Foley Brings a 'Carnival' to City Lit Books

On Saturday, Dec. 13, Chicago author Jessie Ann Foley stops by City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie, at 5pm for a reading from her YA book, The Carnival at Bray.

Foley, an Irish-American with North-side Chicago roots, mixes her cultural and Midwest upbringing with her fondness for the early '90s as influences for her first novel. The Carnival at Bray (Elephant Rock Books), set in Chicago and Ireland, is a coming of age story of a female lead, using music and setting to develop the plot. Setting part of the story in the Windy City, Foley doesn't disappoint, citing visual landmarks as well as audio standouts (referencing bands like the Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair). Music is key to the book, which Foley showcases in a playlist she created for the novel available on her website.

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available, which is perfect timing to pick one up for holiday gifts.

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