Tuesday, May 28, 2013

THE ORIGINAL 1982: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE ORIGINAL 1982
BY LORI CARSON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Original 1982 is the wise and memorable debut novel of love, regret, music, and motherhood, by singer and songwriter Lori Carson of the Golden Palominos.

It's 1982, and Lisa is twenty-four years old, a waitress, an aspiring singer-songwriter, and the girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, she makes a decision, almost without thinking about it.
But what would have happened if she had chosen differently? Thirty years later, haunted by regret, Lisa revisits her past to reimagine it.

Alternating between two very different possibilities, The Original 1982 is a novel about how the choices we make affect the people we become—and about how the people we are affect the choices we make.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lori Carson is a singer-songwriter whose albums include Shelter, Where It Goes, Everything I Touch Runs Wild, and Another Year. A former member of the seminal band The Golden Palominos, she has contributed to the sound tracks of Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, Keith Gordon's Waking the Dead, and others. The Original 1982 is her first novel. 

To read more about the multi-talented Lori Carson, visit her website "Bio" HERE.

PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL 1982:
“Carson hasn’t abandoned music completely; all the musicality of nuanced emotion can be found in the distilled beauty of her delicate prose. The music world may be losing a voice of quietly impassioned grace, but the literary world has easily and fortunately gained one.”—PopMatters 

“In this first novel, Carson, herself a singer-songwriter, commits her artistry to paper, creating a lyrical story of love, longing and acceptance.  Beautifully imagined and authentically told, the result is a deeply meaningful exploration of an often painful subject.”— Booklist

“A daring, thoughtful book -- delightfully unpretentious and full of love. THE ORIGINAL 1982 deftly explores the ways in which even what seem like the wrong choices can lead us in the right direction.”
— Alethea Black, author of I Knew You'd Be Lovely

“THE ORIGINAL 1982 follows one woman’s what if? through a captivating double narrative that keeps the reader hooked. I fell hard for both options, and for the wise and determined narrator, Lisa, and I couldn’t stop reading until the tender, touching end.”
— Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Wonder Bread Summer

“Carson writes about regret, desire, and most of all, love in its many forms with grace and sensitivity. This is a novel of deep sympathy and enormous heart, an impressive debut.”
— Christine Sneed, author of the novel Little Known Facts

 GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO LEAH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT HARPER COLLINS, I HAVE TWO COPIES
OF THIS FASCINATING NOVEL TO GIVE AWAY
 
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