We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Books I'm Looking Forward To - Shotgun Lovesongs - Nickolas Butler

Books I'm Looking Forward To is something new that I am going to be trying here on Bibliophilia, it is helpful in two ways:

1) I can share with all of you the books that I am looking forward to reading *all the better to spread the bookish word...*

2) I am constantly losing my list of books that I would like to read and or buy, so this way it is someplace permanent.

In this week's Books I'm Looking Forward To, here is a little bit about Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler to whet your reading appetite...

Henry, Lee, Kip and Ronny grew up together in rural Wisconsin. Friends since childhood, their lives all began the same way, but have since taken very different paths. Henry stayed on the family farm and married his first love, whilst the others left in search of a better life. Ronnie became a rodeo star, Kip made his fortune on city stocks, and musician Lee found fame - but heartbreak too. 

Now all four are back in town for a wedding, each of them hoping to recapture their old closeness but are confronted with how much things have changed. Amid the happiness of reunion and celebration, old rivalries resurface and a wife's secret threatens to tear both a marriage and a friendship apart.

This is a novel about the things that matter - love and loyalty, the power of music and the beauty of nature - told in a uniquely beautiful, warm-hearted and profound way as it explores the age old question of whether we can ever truly come home. 

Sounds absolutely riveting, doesn't it?

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