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Imagine the late Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley as a child or the dying thoughts of railroad mogul George Pullman. These are the spirits that inhabit John McNally's new short story collection, Ghosts of Chicago. In the book, the haunting and funny tales of Chicago's late-greats mingle with stories of the everyday city-dweller. They draw on McNally's ‘70's-era childhood' on the southwest side and his fascination with the local pop culture.

McNally recently spoke with Eight Forty-Eight book contributor Donna Seaman. He began with a selection from the book.

John McNally has a reading or two just about every day in the Chicago area over the next week. You can catch him at these venues: 

Thursday, 10/8, Prairie Trails Library, Burbank, 7:30 pm
Friday, 10/10, Chinaski's Bar, 1935 N. Damen, 8 pm
Saturday, 10/11, Duke's Italian Beef Drive-In, Bridgeview, 11 am-2 pm,
Thursday, 10/16, The Book Cellar, 7 pm, 4736 N. Lincoln, Chicago
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