Book Baby Publishers
9781098311438, $17.40, PB, 368pp
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Synopsis: Girlfriend gone. Job gone. Everything gone. Joe Baker has reached the lowest point of his life. But he has a dream. He leaves San Diego, his hometown, to try his luck as a songwriter in Nashville. Joe arrives in Music City, USA on a warm, autumn day with just a guitar, a notebook, and the address of a female singer. Will Joe Baker break out of his negative spiral and make his dreams come true?
His new life in Nashville starts with the rental of a Ford Mustang. Every day brings new surprises: Love, eroticism, fraud, new songs, disappointment, hope, intrigues, jealousy and crime.
Critique: A unique and deftly crafted and Nashville music industry informed novel “The Songwriter” by author and musician Chris Regez is an inherently fascinating and a fully entertaining read from cover to cover. Having a special attraction for anyone who has ever thought of music career for themselves, this fictional account reverberates with real life implications and experiences. While especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “The Songwriter” is available in a digital book format (Kindle, $1.99).