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Chicago-born New York-based author Allison Amend has spent her life on a journey from the heydays of Wrigley Field through a sputtering stint at Stanford University and touting a Fullbright that led her France. Her love of the classical arts and masterwork on a pool table have added fruitful surprises to her journey and now finds herself typing away, book after novel and taking inspiration her journey.
Her second novel A Nearly Perfect Copy has just been published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday this month and guess what? This character on the brink of blowing up is coming to River North boutique Ikram for a signing on April 18 from 5:30 to 7:30PM. A Nearly Perfect Copy follows an art auctioneer whose life is beginning to unravel after a personal tragedy and the eventual interaction with a burgeoning Parisian artist who develops a scheme that could jeopardize his reputation. The more you hear about the twists in the stories, the more you'll be reeled in. RSVP by April 15 by calling the boutique or emailing ahead of time.
· Allison Amend [Official Site]
· Living With Music: A Playlist by Allison Amend [New York Times]