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A Song for the Road

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When a tornado destroys his Tulsa home, fifteen-year-old Carter Danforth is trapped in the pawnshop where his daddy hawked his custom, left-handed Martin guitar six years earlier―and then took off, leaving Carter with nothing but a hankering to pluck strings and enough heartache to sing the blues. Injured by the storm, Carter’s mother is laid up in the hospital. She wants ...more
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Published August 27th 2019 by SparkPress
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Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those titles that the cover just did not mesh with me. I wasn't sure what I was getting into but I was hoping for awesome musical things. What I read was a pretty good travel story with music. I think this one would have been really amazing if the author would have done chapters with musical headings. Kind of like a soundtrack for the book. You could listen to a song and read a chapter. This one is character heavy as we meet a lot of people on the adventure that Carter takes and k ...more
FloeticFlo
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm a sucker for a good travel story and this one did not disappoint. Carter met his fair share of characters along the road, and it was interesting to learn about them as he did. I might have cheered when some people from the beginning of the novel made a reappearance down the line.

A Song for the Road is deeply about music -- finding yourself in music, learning music, music as liberation. Carter's love of music is so apparent, and perhaps the one constant in his life at the moment. Everything
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Danielle Blair
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it
The maxim that a person should not judge a book by its cover is long outdated, I believe. In a time where media has given way to so much art and opened avenues to new creativity, covers of books speak as loudly as the words and, in this case, the music inside them. I entered (and won!) the giveaway for this ARC because the cover of this book was uniquely its own: layered with longing and journeying and southern twang.

The first thing I will say about this book is that it may be a light and breez
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Patrick Weems
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the wake of a devastating tornado strike Carter Danforth buys his father's Martin guitar from a Tulsa pawn shop and sets out to find his father. What begins as a quest to get the guitar autographed and perhaps get a few answers turns into a life-altering reunion. Along the way Carter changes from a confused kid to a confident young man who has seen enough of the world to realize relationships are more complex than they appear and that love can take many forms. He also lives out his musical dr ...more
Anne Barker
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you @booksparks {#yafrc2019, #partner} for sending me A Song for the Road, for the #WordsMatter campaign. This one sounds like it’s going to be a really good coming-of-age story and I am obsessed with the cover! I’ve already finished!!

I read this all in one day and wow. I loved Carter and how he found his passion. He had such an amazing adventure and it will continue on. Most of the people he met truly believed in him and wanted to help him. People come from all sorts of backgrounds and t
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Johnette
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A feel good story with a happy ending. This Oklahoma gal says y’all will like this book more than chicken fried steak with cream gravy. Honestly, the book is hard to put down, a fine piece of fiction because IRL things just wouldn’t happen that way. Nonetheless reading it was time well spent. Looking forward to reading more from Rayne Lacko.
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