The Memory Songbook by Douglas Glenn Clark

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"A true treasure!"

By the author of The Christmas Guitar Songbook and The Sideman Songbook and other stories.

Love ends only when it is forgotten.

On the verge of new success, singer-songwriter Frank Gosnell is called home to assist his ailing mother. As her mind continues to deteriorate, Frank loses confidence in his music and the life he chose.

Frank is forced to rethink the value of his path when he discovers a lost manuscript about one magical, mind-bending day in the Summer of Love. Only then, after accepting his past, can Frank summon the will to confront his future.

"An excellent novel which touched my heart in so many ways"

“When you are 17 you may not think you have a past, but you do. When 50 or so, you may not think you have a future -- but you do."
— Douglas Glenn Clark

THE MEMORY SONGBOOK shifts between the winter and summer of singer-songwriter Frank Gosnell’s life. It is what Midwest Book Review contributor Shirley Priscilla Johnson calls “… a cry from one generation to another …”

“All is fair in love and songwriting.” Norah Jones

The soundtrack in your head is memory.

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"For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they're made of, and wonder if you can make one, too." Tom Waits

"Brings to light the raw emotions that young people are feeling towards the elderly." Midwest Book Review

"Those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that." Lucinda Williams

About Douglas Glenn Clark

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Published December 2, 2013 by Author with Guitar. 196 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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