Cynthia Starts a Band

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Pub Date 19 Oct 2021 | Archive Date Not set

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EVEN AMERICA’S SWEETHEART POP-SUPERSTAR HAS TROUBLE FINDING THEIR VOICE IN THE HEARTBREAKINGLY HONEST DEBUT NOVEL FROM OLIVIA SWINDLER


Eleanor Quinn lives a life most young girls dream of. She’s the lead singer of a wildly successful band, dating the most beautiful man in America, and in love with her life on tour. She pours her heart into every song she writes and genuinely enjoys connecting with fans. So, when she disappears after her fiance’s fairy-tale perfect proposal on stage, the world is shocked. Worse yet, he starts telling interviewers that Eleanor is crazy -- possibly even a danger to herself and those around her. As the weeks go by, the world wants to know: Who is Eleanor Quinn really?
But Eleanor needs to find that out for herself.
Broken and filled with self-doubt after the proposal, Eleanor embarks on a journey to regain agency in her life. She needs to reconnect with the Ellie Quinn underneath pop sensation “Eleanor Quinn.” Determined to find herself again, she moves in with her cousin in Seattle, picks a new name, and enrolls in a local university’s writing class. But she starts to realize that running away and starting over isn’t as easy as it seems in movies. Crushed by self-doubt and subconscious fears, ghosts from her past refuse to leave her alone. She realizes the only way forward is to share her version of the past.
Olivia Swindler’s debut novel embraces the values of family, empowerment, and healing and draws on the #metoo movement. Reminiscent of Evvie Drake Starts Over (Linda Holmes) and Searching for Sylvie Lee (Jean Kwok), Cynthia Starts a Band tells the story of starting over, discovering who you are when the world isn’t looking, and summoning the courage to be honest with yourself and the world.

EVEN AMERICA’S SWEETHEART POP-SUPERSTAR HAS TROUBLE FINDING THEIR VOICE IN THE HEARTBREAKINGLY HONEST DEBUT NOVEL FROM OLIVIA SWINDLER


Eleanor Quinn lives a life most young girls dream of. She’s the...


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TIMELY TIE-INS: September 19 is National Women’s Friendship Day September is Self-Care Month September is Self-Improvement Month October 14 is Face Your Fears Day October 19 is Evaluate Your Life Day October is Emotional Wellness Month October is National Book Month October is National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

TIMELY TIE-INS: September 19 is National Women’s Friendship Day September is Self-Care Month September is Self-Improvement Month October 14 is Face Your Fears Day October 19 is Evaluate Your...


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This is a really well written book. The depiction of the abuse Elanor faces may be triggering to some readers but is handled in thoughtful way that feels honest to the character. Her character is also really well written and it was cool seeing her try to settle into a more normal life away from the stage. The characters are all well written and it was chilling to read the passages from the perspective of her abuser. All around this is a compelling book that is hard to put down.

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