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2015 – The Carnival at Bray, by Jessie Ann Foley

February 2, 2015

It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she’ll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all, live.

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  1. January 18, 2016 5:36 pm

    Coming-of-age tale; Irish culture; and Kurt Cobain. What’s not to like? http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/04/review-carnival-at-bray-by-jessie-ann.html

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