Liner Notes by Emily Franklin

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How do you share the soundtrack of your life?
Just out of grad school, Laney is ready to embark on a new phase of her life. Leaving California to head back east, she’s got three thousand miles to reflect on her past before moving ahead to the future. With a box of mixed tapes at the ready, she envisions a trip spent reminiscing about first crushes, high school, family issues, and college loves and losses—her most precious memories. What she doesn’t picture is her mother in the seat beside her—which is exactly what happens when her mom invites herself along for the ride. Soon, Laney’s giving her mother a crash course in retro hits from her formative years—and a history of her life that her mom never knew about. As they roll through the American landscape, Laney and her mother discover that their lives are no one-hit wonders. 

About Emily Franklin

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Emily Franklin split her formative years between Boston and London. After studying at Oxford University, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and earned a graduate degree from Dartmouth College. She currently lives outside of Boston with her family where she is on the staff of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show. Liner Notes is her first novel.
Published November 12, 2013 by Open Road Media. 324 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Whenever Laney hears that song, she thinks of her thinking of that.

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Laundry lists of chart-toppers, cult hits and novelty songs spanning the cassette era—"Dancing on the Ceiling," "Burning Down the House," "Blister in the Sun"—are offered as road signs to Laney's feelings.

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