“One of the most captivating and magical books I’ve read” ~ Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
In Chicago, a curious L train runs through a hidden side of the city, at the intersection of something here and something there, right where you stop believing in last. On that train, you’ll discover fantastical truths about the city, alongside the most fascinating cast of characters, including one exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.
Once upon an autumn night, Francesca invited a boy named Richard aboard the secret L, for an adventure unlike any other. The night was a mad epic, complete with spectral whiskey, fabled Ferris wheels, gravity-defying first kisses, and more, as the pair traveled through past and present city landmarks such as the famed Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Dunning Mental Asylum, and Riverview Amusement Park. Unfortunately for Richard, the night ended like one of those elusive dreams, forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Richard is all grown up and out of childish adventures, a humdrum adult whose life is on the verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save him.
Witty, humorous, and at times profound, this modern fairytale teaches a lesson – one that adult readers are sure to benefit from.
Half the proceeds from this book are donated to Chicago Public Schools. Learn more at fairytalechicagodotcom.