Living by Ear by Mary Rowen

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Singer-songwriter Christine Daley was a Boston celebrity with a local radio hit in the 1990s, but she took a short career break to marry and have kids. Now, sixteen years later, she’s a frustrated suburban housewife, still on break. So Chris files for divorce and attempts to reestablish her own rhythms, both in music and in love. Her two teenagers, however—who are facing serious issues themselves—seem to need their mom more than ever. And her manipulative, soon-to-be-ex-husband is throwing every obstacle he can find into her way. Chris is also perplexed by the radical changes in the music industry, and she doesn’t feel ready for hi-tech dating. And yet, she knows what she wants. Is there room in the mix for her?

About Mary Rowen

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Mary Rowen grew up in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley and is a graduate of Providence College. She has worked as a teacher, writer, salesperson, and political canvasser. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, children, and cats. Living by Ear is her first novel. Please visit to contact her and/or learn more.
Published February 6, 2013 by Semicolon Press. 332 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When her scripted married life rattles off-key, a 46-year-old woman contemplates whether she can rewrite the score in this women's fiction novel.

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