Exile Music

04 June 2020 | By Jennifer Steil | Filed in: music.

Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile Music is the captivating story of a young Jewish girl whose family flees refined and urbane Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia n nAs a young girl growing up in Vienna in the 1930s, Orly has an idyllic childhood filled with mus

Officer Clemmons

04 June 2020 | By François S. Clemmons | Filed in: music.

Details the incredible life story of Fran ois Clemmons, beginning with his early years in Alabama and Ohio, marked by family trauma and loss, through his studies as a music major at Oberlin College, where Clemmons began to investigate and embrace his homosexuality, to a chance encounter with Fred Ro

Private Lessons

04 June 2020 | By Cynthia Salaysay | Filed in: music.

In a standout debut for the MeToo era, a young pianist devotes herself to her art and to the demanding, charismatic teacher she idolizes n nAfter seventeen year old Claire Alalay s father s death, only music has helped her channel her grief Claire likes herself best when she plays his old piano,

Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

04 June 2020 | By Tori Amos | Filed in: music.

Since the release of her first, career defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry s most enduring and ingenious artists From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in Me and a Gun to her post 9 11 album Scarlet s Walk to her latest album Native Invader

Simon the Fiddler

04 June 2020 | By Paulette Jiles | Filed in: music.

The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating n New York Times n n nThe critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Wom

The Lucky Ones

04 June 2020 | By Liz Lawson | Filed in: music.

How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you ve lost it all n nMay is a survivor But she doesn t feel like one She feels angry And lost And alone Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn t know why she was the only one to walk out of t

The Subtweet

04 June 2020 | By Vivek Shraya | Filed in: music.

Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating When Neela Devaki s song is covered by internet famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins But as Rukmini s star rises and Neela s stagnates, jealousy and self doubt

Provoke (Seaside Pictures, #3.7)

04 June 2020 | By Rachel Van Dyken | Filed in: music.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Seaside Pictures series n nThe music industry called me a savant at age sixteen when I uploaded my first video and gained instant fame And then Drew Amherst of Adrenaline became my mentor, and my career to

Music for Tigers

04 June 2020 | By Michelle Kadarusman | Filed in: music.

Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer with her mom s eccentric Australian relatives, middle schooler and passionate violinist Louisa is prepared to be resentful But life at the family s remote camp in the Tasmanian rainforest is intriguing, to say the least There are pig footed band

One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love

04 June 2020 | By Séan McCann | Filed in: music.

In this deeply personal memoir, co written with wife Andrea Aragon, singer songwriter and renowned mental health, addiction, and recovery advocate S an McCann leaves no stone unturned Detailing, in powerful and lyrical prose, a childhood in Newfoundland indoctrinated in strict Catholic faith, the c

My Favorite Souvenir

04 June 2020 | By Penelope Ward | Filed in: music.

From n New York Times nNew Bestselling authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland comes a new, sexy standalone novel n nMy planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed nBut

Oona Out of Order

04 June 2020 | By Margarita Montimore | Filed in: music.

A remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of order n nIt s New Year s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of

Love the One You Hate

04 June 2020 | By R.S. Grey | Filed in: music.

Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate nFor good reason n nHis opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal n nHis arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he s the type of man who s best handled at a distance