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2021 Music Reads

New books released in 2021 related to music (biography, memoirs, poetry).

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Crying in H Mart

A Memoir

By Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

Crying in H Mart

“I was struck by just how much I loved this book for how it walks through grief not as a way to leave it behind, but as a way to remember its exact shape. I’m grateful for its funny, self-deprecating, and wise observations, and for its difficult beauty.”

Parnassus Books image Steve Haruch, Parnassus Books
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Broken Horses

A Memoir

By Brandi Carlile
Narrated by: Brandi Carlile
Length: 10 hours 2 minutes

Broken Horses

“For Brandi Carlile fans, her memoir Broken Horses is an intimate look into her life and her music. I always pull up songs mention in books I am reading, but in this case, the Libro.fm audiobook makes it even better. Brandi not only reads, but sings throughout the book. ”

CoffeeTree Books image Nona, CoffeeTree Books
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I Dream He Talks to Me

A Memoir of Learning How to Listen

By Allison Moorer
Length: TBA

Grammy-nominated musician Allison Moorer's lyrical memoir, a testament to love and resilience through the lens of parenting her young son, John Henry, who has nonverbal autism.​

Dear John Henry: I can’t remember who it was that once said to me, “You’re one of those people with one of those lives,” but I do remember not being able to argue that... Read more »

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Simple Dreams

A Musical Memoir

By Linda Ronstadt
Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
Length: 6 hours 12 minutes

In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves... Read more »

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The History of Bones

A Memoir

By John Lurie
Narrated by: John Lurie
Length: TBA

The quintessential depiction of 1980s New York and the downtown scene from the artist, actor, musician, and composer John Lurie

“Ferocious and wise, funny and tragic, raging and forgiving, and I loved every page.”—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City


In the tornado that was downtown New York in the 1980s, John Lurie stood at... Read more »

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Face the Music

A Memoir

By Peter Duchin & Patricia Beard
Length: TBA

The celebrated musician reflects on family, illness, and a bygone era of glamour in this poignant memoir.

The internationally-famous bandleader Peter Duchin's six decades of performing have taken him to the most exclusive dance floors and concert halls in the world. He has played for presidents, kings, and queens, as well as for civil rights and... Read more »

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Unrequited Infatuations

A Memoir

By Stevie Van Zandt
Length: TBA

Uncover never-before-told stories in this epic tale of self-discovery by a Rock n Roll disciple and member of the E Street Band.

What story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early '60s, unfolds on some of the country's largest stages, and then ranges across the globe, demonstrating over and over again how Rock and Roll has th Read more »e...
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