The Words of Every Song by Liz Moore
A Novel

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The Words of Every Song is a literate and original debut novel in the form of fourteen linked episodes, each centered on a character involved with the music industry in some fashion. There’s the arrogantly hip, twenty-six-year-old A&R man; the rising young singer-songwriter; the established, arena-filling rock star on the verge of a midlife crisis; the type-A female executive with the heavy social calendar; and other recognizable figures.

Set in the sleek offices, high-tech recording studios, and grungy downtown clubs of New York, The Words of Every Song offers an authenticity drawn from Liz Moore’s own experience and brings an insider’s touch to its depiction of the music industry and its denizens.

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About Liz Moore

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Liz Moore is a writer and musician. Her debut novel, The Words of Every Song, was published in 2007, and she recently released her album Backyards. She is a professor at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, where she lives.
Published July 3, 2007 by Broadway Books. 338 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But it’s the stories concerning adolescence that are the strongest—like “Tia, a Terrible Dancer,” about the fattest member of a teen girl group.

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Nashville Public Library

Now I know none of you would ever get the words to a song wrong, but my all-time favorite messed-up lyric is CCR ’s song “ther e’s a bathroom on the right.” To this day, every time I hear it, I still sing it th at way b/c I think it’s funnier .

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Moore is a gift, not only because she is the best kind of friend, and sitting across from her is a joy that comes along far too infrequently, but because she’s the sort of writer who experiences no struggle in talking about writing.

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