Sunday, 22 July 2012

Orangeberry Book Tours - The Memory Songbook




At 17 … Frank didn’t think he had a past. 

Then he found himself chasing his forgetful, wandering grandfather into the 1950s, the 1940s and as far back as the days of gas lamps and folksinger Leadbelly. It was then, confronted with poignant family revelations and one great song, that young Frank began to realize who he really was. 

At 50 … Frank doesn’t believe he has a future.

Then, on the verge of restoring his singer-songwriter career, he is called home to assist his aging mother who suffers from memory loss and other ailments. Like many baby boomers, he wants to be there for his parent … and yet feels helpless. 

But while cleaning, he discovers a manuscript he wrote after one mind-bending day in the Summer of Love. It was the day he discovered the powerful music-memory connection: songs have the power to bring back the memories and feelings that have shaped the best moments of our lives.

Desperate to reach his mother before she slips away … and yearning for the awe music once inspired in him … Frank works through his own personal songbook in search of who he was — and who he still might become.

The Memory Songbook shifts between the winter and summer of singer-songwriter Frank Gosnell’s life. It is what Midwest Book Review contributor Shirley Priscilla Johnson calls “… a cry from one generation to another …” 

Are you a baby boomer assisting a parent or senior citizen who suffers from memory loss? Music boosts memory. Are you a musician and songwriter who recognizes that great songs create indelible moments? The first memory of music shapes minds and hearts.

Do you ever daydream about your first true love … and wonder?

The Memory Songbook is about the strong music-memory connection. One aspect of the story revolves around singer-songwriter Frank Gosnell’s attempt to connect and restore what dementia and Alzheimers Disease so often destroy. 



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Genre - Contemporary Fiction
Rating - PG15
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Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
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6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
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8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
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9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
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