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The Carnival at Bray - Jessie Ann Foley
The Carnival at Bray
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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... show more
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.The Carnival at Bray is an evocative ode to the Smells Like Teen Spirit Generation and a heartfelt exploration of tragedy, first love, and the transformative power of music. The book won the 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780989515597 (0989515591)
ASIN: 0989515591
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
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Woman Reading
Woman Reading rated it
4.0 Worn and Stooped
The Carnival at Bray wasn’t even on my radar. I’d never seen nor heard of this book prior to it being selected as a Traveling Book in one of my Goodreads groups. If not the lovely book tour, I likely would never have heard of it.Having graduated in ’97, the time frame of 1993-1995 was one that I rem...
carriemesrobian
carriemesrobian rated it
0.0 THE CARNIVAL AT BRAY
Wow. Beautiful book.
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 The Carnvial at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
I’m a sucker for book covers and I’ll be the first one to admit it, this one had me. Once I started to read the story, I got drawn up into the life of sixteen-year old Maggie. Her mother seems to fall for men quickly and her latest addiction lands the family in Ireland, way too far from Maggie’s Nan...
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