Franny Billingsley - "The Robber Girl" - Event Book + Ticket Bundle

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We are delighted to host an in-person event in celebration of The Robber Girl, the new book from Franny Billingsley, our own amazing children's bookseller and the author of Chime and The Folk Keeper. The event will take place on September 18 at 11:30am and will include a reading and activity. Please read below for further event details. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Important Details – Please read:
  • Tickets are $18.99
  • Tickets include admission to the event, a copy of The Robber Girl, and a copy of Franny's previous book Chime. If you would like to purchase additional copies of The Robber Girl, please purchase additional tickets. 
  • The event will begin at 11:30 am on September 18 at 57th Street Books (1301 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637). Specific event related details will be emailed to attendees prior to the event. 

Important Book Details:

About the book: A brilliant puzzle of a book from the author of Chime and The Folk Keeper plunges us into the vulnerable psyche of one of the most memorable unreliable narrators to grace the page in decades. The Robber Girl has a good dagger. Its voice in her head is as sharp as its two edges that taper down to a point. Today, the Robber Girl and her dagger will ride with Gentleman Jack into the Indigo Heart to claim the gold that’s rightfully his. But instead of gold, the Robber Girl finds a dollhouse cottage with doorknobs the size of apple seeds. She finds two dolls who give her three tasks, even though she knows that three is too many tasks. The right number of tasks is two, like Grandmother gave to Gentleman Jack: Fetch unto me the mountain’s gold, to build our city fair. Fetch unto me the wingless bird, and I shall make you my heir. The Robber Girl finds what might be a home, but to fight is easier than to trust when you’re a mystery even to yourself and you’re torn between loyalty and love. The Robber Girl is at once achingly real—wise to the nuances of trauma—and loaded with magic, action, and intrigue. Every sentence shines, sharp as a blade, in a beautifully crafted novel about memory, identity, and the power of language to heal and reconstruct our lives.

About the author: Franny Billingsley is the highly acclaimed author of three fantasy novels—National Book Award Finalist ChimeBoston Globe–Horn Book Award winner The Folk Keeper, and Well Wished—as well as a picture book, Big Bad Bunny, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. She lives in Chicago.

About the interlocutor: Rosaria Munda studied political theory at Princeton and lives with her husband in Chicago. She is the author of Fireborne (Putnam, 2019) and Flamefall (2021), the first two books of the Aurelian Cycle trilogy.


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