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Stranger Than Fiction Book Club reads Long Players by Peter Coviello

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

Our August selection is Long Players by Peter Coviello, who visited us in June! 


"A beautiful book. Deeply personal and yet entirely universal. . . A travelogue through the landscape of a broken heart." --Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat Pray Love

A passionate, heartfelt story about the many ways we fall in love: with books, bands and records, friends and lovers, and the families we make.

Have you ever fallen in love--exalting, wracking, hilarious love--with a song? Long Players is a book about that everyday kind of besottedness--and, also, about those other, more entangling sorts of love that songs can propel us into. We follow Peter Coviello through his happy marriage, his blindsiding divorce, and his fumbling post marital forays into sex and romance.

Above all we travel with him as he calibrates, mix by mix and song by song, his place in the lives of two little girls, his suddenly ex-stepdaughters. In his grief, he considers what keeps us alive ( sex, talk, dancing) and the limitless grace of pop songs.

Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132332
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018