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The Carnival At Bray

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)

"A unique and wonderful picture of adolescence from a fresh new voice."
Emil Ostrovski


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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Used availability for Jessie Ann Foley's The Carnival At Bray


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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Carnival at Bray
Author(s): Jessie Ann Foley
ISBN: 0-606-38224-0 / 978-0-606-38224-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Carnival at Bray
Author(s): Jessie Ann Foley
ISBN: 1-62765-650-2 / 978-1-62765-650-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Carnival at Bray
Author(s): Jessie Ann Foley
ISBN: 0-9895155-9-1 / 978-0-9895155-9-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Carnival at Bray
Author(s): Jessie Ann Foley
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

July 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Carnival at Bray
Author(s): Jessie Ann Foley
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Carnival at Bray
Author(s): Jessie Ann Foley
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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