!!> BOOKS ✴ Perfect Tunes ✪ Author Emily Gould – Writerscompany.co.uk

Perfect Tunes Laura is a bright eyed small town young woman, a recent transplant in New York City determined to make her dreams come true as a musician Her best friend Callie whom she grew up with in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio shares an apartment with Laura as they both work meaningless jobs in pursuit of becoming famous Laura meets Dylan, an up and coming rockstar in a band called The Clips They become romantically involved, and soon Laura finds herself addicted to this guy Dylan spends his time doing drugs and drinking when he s not playing in the band Laura gets an opportunity to open for his band and her college acquaintance Andrea who works for a music magazine wants to do a story on her But then September 11, 2001, happens and New York is in chaos This changes everything including her relationship with Dylan Laura finds out that she is pregnant With the birth of her daughter, Marie, Laura finds it difficult to make ends meet She starts teaching music classes for babies in yoga studios and toy stores instead of touring with the Clips When Marie is 14, she is interested in learning about her biological father and embarks on a trip to do so against her mother s wishes Although somewhat heavy with themes of alcohol and drug use, this novel had so much heart and honesty The main character s narrative was engaging and hard to put down as she details her struggles with trying to make her musician dreams come true and balancing her life as a single mom I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn t want it to end The ending is left kind of open ended which suited the novel in my opinion The book also has mentions of mental health and some sexual content that I was okay with. I couldn t put this down but not because it was amazing These characters were AWFUL I kept reading thinking they would magically become likable Wrong They do not, and then it ends abruptly Which, I guess, makes them better. Loved this smart, compelling novel full of heart I couldn t put it down. Perfect Tunes Is An Intoxicating Blend Of Music, Love, And Family From One Of The Essential Writers Of The Internet Generation STEPHANIE DANLER Perfect Tunes Is A Zippy And Profound Story Of Love, Loss, Heredity, And Par Enthood I Gulped It Down, As Will All Mothers, New Yorkers, Music Fans, And Lovers Of Quick Moving Novels That Are Both Funny And Deep I Loved Every Page EMMA STRAUB Perfect Tunes Is Mind BlowingFull Of Unspeakable Insights, Or At Least I Thought They Were Unspeakable, But There They Are Now I Want Everyone I Know To Read This Book And Talk About It With Me ELIF BATUMAN The Breakout Novel From Emily Gould A Story Of Music And Motherhood, Ambition And Compromise Of Life, In All Its Dissonance And HarmonyIt S The Early Days Of The New Millennium, And Laura Has Arrived In New York City S East Village With The Hopes Of Recording Her First Album A Songwriter With A One Of A Kind Talent, She S Just Beginning To Book Gigs When She Falls Hard For Dylan, A Troubled But Magnetic Musician Whose Star Is On The Rise Their Time Together Is Stormy And Short Lived Dylan Dies A Few Months Into Their Relationship But Will Reverberate For The Rest Of Laura S Life Flash Forward Fourteen Years Laura S Daughter, Marie, Is Asking Ques Tions About The Father She Never Knew, Questions That Laura Does Not Want To Answer Laura Has Built A Quiet Life That Bears Little Resemblance To The One She Envisioned When She Left Ohio All Those Years Ago, And She S Taken Pains To Close The Door On What Was And What Might Have Been But Marie Won T Let Her, And When She Attempts To Track Down Dylan S Family, Both Mother And Daughter Are Forced To Confront The Heartbreak At The Root Of Their Relationship Funny, Wise, And Utterly Immersive, Perfect Tunes Explores The Fault Lines Between Parents And Children, And Asks Whether Dreams Deferred Can Ever Be Reclaimed

About the Author: Emily Gould

www.emilybooks.com.Besides yoga, she loves going to museums especially PS1, birdwatching and karaoke.

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