A Song for the Asking by Steve Gannon
(A Kane Novel)

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From the drama of the High Sierra to the beaches of Malibu and the streets of Los Angeles, A Song for the Asking tells the story of a family struck by tragedy . . . and of the courage each member must find to survive. Filled with candor, compassion, and humor, A Song for the Asking is a deeply moving novel that celebrates the enduring strength of the family spirit.

"Rarely does a first novel come along that is both electrifying and unflinching in its portrayal of a family in turmoil. In an intense and poignant debut that brings to mind the powerful dramas of Pat Conroy, Steve Gannon tells a story that is quite unforgettable. Deeply moving, compelling, and filled with candor and compassion, "A Song for the Asking" is, in a word, remarkable, and signals the emergence of a major new talent" Bantam Editorial Review

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"Gannon writes brilliantly of the high hopes and shattered dreams, the love, laughter, tears, and pain that make up the family experience. His wonderfully dense and complex characters and his provocative plot combine to produce a heartrending, heartrending novel. An impressive debut." Booklist
 

About Steve Gannon

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STEVE GANNON was born in Durham, North Carolina, and has successfully pursued various careers, as actor, electrical engineer, dentist, and builder.  He currently resides in southern Idaho, where he is raising his son and working on a second novel.
 
Published November 29, 2013 by Steve Gannon. 387 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Second son Travis, a prodigy on the piano, and only daughter Allison, a budding writer, chafe the most against the insensitivity and discipline of a father who considers their artistic temperaments ``sissy''--and they're predictably the ones who suffer the most as all four Kane kids' acts of rebe...

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Futilely defended by Catheryn, his gifted cellist mom, Travis Kane, a 16-year-old piano prodigy, is a distant second to his older brother and a football hero, Tommy, in the battle to win the affection of theirs hard-drinking father, macho LAPD Detective Dan.

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