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Blood: A Memoir

Blood: A Memoir

by Allison Moorer
Blood: A Memoir

Blood: A Memoir

by Allison Moorer


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The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter's haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art

Mobile, Alabama, 1986. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable sound of gunfire. On the front lawn, her father has shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison Moorer would grow up to be an award-winning musician, with her songs likened to "a Southern accent: eight miles an hour, deliberate, and very dangerous to underestimate" (Rolling Stone). But that moment, which forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, has never been far from her thoughts. Now, in her journey to understand the unthinkable, to parse the unknowable, Allison uses her lyrical storytelling powers to lay bare the memories and impressions that make a family, and that tear a family apart.

Blood delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame and trauma — and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all. With a foreword by Allison's sister, Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, Blood reads like an intimate journal: vivid, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306922695
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 700,983
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Allison Moorer is a singer/songwriter who has released ten critically acclaimed albums. She has been nominated for Academy, Grammy, Americana Music Association, and Academy of Country Music awards. Allison holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School; her work has been published in American Songwriter, Guernica, No Depression,, and She lives in Nashville.

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