Music and Memory: Can Great Songs Take us Back? The Memory Songbook: A Novel
A forgotten manuscript. A lifetime of memories. One moment from the past could transform his future.
When Frank first touched a guitar, everything changed. Years later, with his music career’s next big moment on the horizon, he’s called home to care for his ailing mother.
As he loses her bit by bit to Alzheimer’s, Frank finds a manuscript he wrote that describes a miraculous day during the Summer of Love. Between the lines, he recalls the passions that shaped his youth — first love, worship of guitar god Pete Townshend, and the accidental discovery that music has the potential to cure memory loss.
Frank is pulled back in time—in the magical way a favorite song can take you back—and he reconnects with all the things his 17-year-old self found exciting. But it’s one more treasure, the forgotten memory of one magical day, that could save his mother, his music, and his future...
The Memory Songbook is the first installment in the Songbook series. Like John Carney’s films "Sing Street" and “Once” the novel blends the enticement of music with the illumination of lyrical storytelling that shifts between the winter and summer of a prolific songwriter’s life...
Buy The Memory Songbook and unveil the magical mystery of why some songs have the power to take you back! Way back!
"A true treasure!"
"At 17 Frank didn't think he had a past. At 50 Frank feared he had no future. They are both wrong." "Cool. Good book. More like a YA thing. Not a bad read ..." By the author of The Christmas Guitar Songbook and The Sideman Songbook and other stories."Brings to light the raw emotions that young people are feeling towards the elderly."
—Midwest Book Review
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