Baker & Taylor After her tumultuous childhood and a destructive teenage romance, Patty Taylor is struggling to build a new life for herself and her two-year-old son, but finds her new world undermined by the reappearance of her son's father.
Baker & Taylor After her tumultuous childhood and a destructive teenage romance, Patty Taylor is struggling to build a new life for herself and her two-year-old son, supporting herself as a singer with a jazz band, but she finds her new world undermined by the resentment of other members of the band and the reappearance of her old love, Rick, newly paroled from prison. By the author of The Song Reader. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Simon and Schuster Her acclaimed debut, The Song Reader, won her praise as a "brilliant new literary talent" (The Albuquerque Tribune). Now, Lisa Tucker returns with a starkly lyrical novel of page-turning intensity and rare emotional power. Patty Taylor can handle anything. So what if the guys in her band dismiss her as just a pretty face, hired by their manager to make them more popular? She's already survived a bad childhood, a destructive teenage relationship, homelessness, and working twelve-hour shifts washing dishes. Traveling with the band gives her a way to provide for Willie, the two-year-old son she adores. But on a hot summer day in Kentucky, when Willie's father shows up outside her hotel room, newly paroled from prison and intent on having her and his son back, Patty begins a journey that will change her from a girl who can put up with anything to a woman with a voice that can bring the house down. Shout Down the Moon is about following dreams and overcoming obstacles, about finding your voice and becoming the hero of your own life. In Patty Taylor, Lisa Tucker has created an unlikely heroine, a gutsy girl with a wry sense of humor, whose life will depend on having the courage to trust in her big talent and even bigger heart.