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B-Sides and Broken Hearts

B-Sides and Broken Hearts

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by Caryn Rose
     
 

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Lisa Simon, age 37, still loves loud punk rock and hates Dave Matthews with an all-consuming passion.� April 15, 2001 should have been just another Sunday night.� But a news headline landing in Lisa�s email inbox changes everything:� �Joey Ramone is dead.��� The death of one of her teenage heroes serves as an long-overdue wake-up call causing Lisa to examine her life

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Lisa Simon, age 37, still loves loud punk rock and hates Dave Matthews with an all-consuming passion.� April 15, 2001 should have been just another Sunday night.� But a news headline landing in Lisa�s email inbox changes everything:� �Joey Ramone is dead.��� The death of one of her teenage heroes serves as an long-overdue wake-up call causing Lisa to examine her life and how she�s lived it, from her youth as a poet on the streets of the East Village to 10 years later, all grown up with a career and a fiance.� Add to the mix Jake McDaniel, lead singer of million-selling, critically-regarded Seattle band Blue Electric, known better to Lisa as the starving renegades who lived next door to her when she first arrived in Seattle.� In the midst of an unexpectedly heated argument with the fiance over the historical relevance (or not) of the Ramones - which forces Lisa to face the truth about her relationship - Jake writes and invites Lisa to LA.� Throwing what seems like half her cd collection in the car, along with a wardrobe consisting of high heels, jeans and t-shirts, Lisa starts driving from Seattle to LA in the middle of the night, accompanied by music, memories, and the ghosts of the past. Arriving in LA, she finds refuge, but also collides with her past, present and future; decisions need to be made, and this time, Lisa stands her ground.

Editorial Reviews

Largehearted Boy - David Gutowski
"B-Sides and Broken Hearts is a rare book, one that incorporates music seamlessly into its core. Rose�s debut novel is filled with characters whose love for music is great and relatable, their passion for �80s and �90s indie rock and punk jumps off the page in this absorbing novel.�
Vol. 1 Brooklyn - Jason Diamond
What I loved about B-Sides was that unlike other punk novels to come out in the last year, Rose took what seemed to be a more personal, possibly semi-autobiographical story, and turned it into something very appealing. I appreciate the heavy research of some of the other novels that have a punk component to the story, but B-Sides and Broken Hearts was a no fluff, completely real, and highly enjoyable read.
Another Rainy Saturday - Chris Burlingame
This book works so well as a response to High Fidelity. Not just told from a woman�s perspective but from one that celebrates musical obsession, rather than treating it as a neurosis. It is also a great portrait of Seattle in the early 1990s with vivid descriptions of concerts from the Central Saloon to Key Arena. It�s a book that can remind you why you fell in love with music in the first place...
Paste Magazine - Holly Price
If you�ve ever sat in a diner at 3 a.m. after a concert and hashed over the set list minute by minute, song by song � or marked the events in your life by what tour was taking place at the time, or which record was just released � or waited in line all night to buy concert tickets � or drove across the country to see a show � then likely you will enjoy this book as much as I did.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012836526
Publisher:
Till Victory Press
Publication date:
06/29/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
297
File size:
966 KB

Meet the Author

Caryn Rose is a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer who documents rock-and-roll, baseball and urban life. She covers the ups and downs of the New York Mets at metsgrrl.com, reports on Bruce Springsteen for Backstreets Magazine and brucespringsteen.net, and ruminates about music at jukeboxgraduate.com. She lives in Greenpoint with her boyfriend and her cat, Jackie Wilson.� B-Sides And Broken Hearts is her first novel.

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