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Daisy Jones & The Six

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Daisy Jones & The Six

March 2019

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid is such a fun --- and uniquely written --- novel about an iconic 1970s band and their oh-so-very hot lead singer, finally telling the tale of why the band broke up. It’s fiction, but people have been speculating on what band this could be based on; a few rumblings I have heard from librarian pals is that Daisy could have been inspired by Stevie Nicks. While many books these days are told chapter by chapter by different narrators, here we have the story told paragraph by paragraph from the points of view of the six band members and Daisy, giving it the feel of an oral history, or a piece written by a really sharp music reporter.

It’s a wickedly smart way to tell a story, and Taylor completely pulls it off. I found myself picturing the voices of each of the characters in my head as I read. It unfolds with a pace that keeps you reading one more page, then one more chapter. Start reading and you will see what I mean!

Taylor wrote all the lyrics for the songs that the band performs, and they are in the back of the book. And Reese Witherspoon is adapting the novel for a series on Amazon. Fun! I have to get my hands on the audiobook; I want to see how they did this with the format of the book, which I LOVED!

This would make for a terrific book group discussion, and along the way, you can wax nostalgic about your favorite bands --- and think how you can tell their story.

Daisy Jones & The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Publication Date: March 5, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 1524798622
  • ISBN-13: 9781524798628