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The Song Reader

Leeann's older sister Mary Beth has a gift. When the two sisters are left alone after the death of their mother and the disappearance of their father, Mary Beth becomes the hero of both her younger sister and their entire town. She is a "song reader." She doesn't read palms or tarot cards; she reads people's secrets and desires from the songs they can't get out of their minds. And her customers idolize her. As Leeann tells us, "They took her advice-to marry, to break it off...They swore she could see right into their hearts."

But as Leeann soon learns, every gift has its price. The sisters' bond will be tested when Mary Beth's advice leads to a tragedy that divides their small Missouri town. As Mary Beth retreats into her own world, Leeann must face the truth about their parents and their past, and the flawed humanity of the sister she adores. Lyrical, haunting, with a deeply compelling story, The Song Readeris an exploration of what makes a family, what breaks it apart, and how the bonds of love and blood can be both a burden and a blessing.

The Song Reader
by Lisa Tucker

  • Publication Date: May 1, 2003
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Downtown Press
  • ISBN-10: 0743464451
  • ISBN-13: 9780743464451