Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What Are YOU Waiting For?




Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



Left Neglected by Lisa Genova:

A poignant novel about a busy, vibrant woman in her 30s who has a car accident, leaving her to deal with a crippling disorder called left neglect.
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439164630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439164631

Composed: A Memoir by Roseann Cash

A candid and moving memoir from the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter

For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that are as notable for their lyrical intelligence as for their musical excellence.

Now, in her memoir, Cash writes compellingly about her upbringing in Southern California as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash. In her account of her development as an artist she shares memories of a hilarious stint as a twenty-year-old working for Columbia Records in London; recording her own first album on a German label; working her way to success; her marriage to Rodney Crowell, a union that made them Nashville's premier couple; her relationship with the country music establishment; taking a new direction in her music and leaving Nashville to move to New York; motherhood; dealing with the deaths of her parents, in part through music; the process of songwriting; and the fulfillment she has found with her current husband and musical collaborator, John Leventhal.

Cash has written an unconventional and compelling memoir that, in the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher's The Gastronomical Me and Frank Conroy's Stop-Time, is a series of linked pieces that combine to form a luminous and brilliant whole.
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (August 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670021962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670021963

What are YOU waiting for today?



8 comments:

Nina said...

Sounds really good! I also like the cover, just a picture of the woman, simple. Great pick.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Both books sound wonderful!

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/waiting-on-wednesday-11/

Jill said...

Oh, she wrote Still Alice, right? I didn't realize she had a new book coming out, so thanks for the heads up!!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I LOVE Johnny Cash and enjoyed Roseanne's music in the 80s. I'm off to add this to my list.

Alayne said...

Intense picks! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Great picks! I loved Still Alice and will definitely read Left Neglected.

Aimee said...

Very interesting! I will have to look into this one. My pick is here

Wendy said...

Left Neglected sounds great! Nice choice :)

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