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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:African American / Contemporary Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:330
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781735027357

Young Again

by Don Trowden and Valerie McKee

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Overview
What would you do with just one week of being young again? Young Again combines music, magic, and romance in an uplifting fantasy novel. Mabel Johnson is a legendary jazz and blues singer living alone in Mississippi following an extraordinary career. She's in pain, no longer able to play the piano, and is saddened by the recent death of her granddaughter. Mabel's great-granddaughter comes to visit and prays that Mabel can be young again. When her prayer is answered, the two ladies set off on a week of romantic and musical adventures entangling a handsome young doctor, a music mogul, a homeless man, and an aspiring singer down on her luck. How they extricate themselves from their many lies provides the comic tension in this fun novel. Set in Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Delta blues, Young Again tells the story of America's contribution to music through jazz and the blues, as well as the influence of many legends including Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, and Peggy Lee. Filled with music, magic, faith, and love, Young Again will appeal to all those looking for a welcome escape.
Description
What would you do with just one week of being young again? Young Again combines music, magic, and romance in an uplifting fantasy novel. Mabel Johnson is a legendary jazz and blues singer living alone in Mississippi following an extraordinary career. She's in pain, no longer able to play the piano, and is saddened by the recent death of her granddaughter. Mabel's great-granddaughter comes to visit and prays that Mabel can be young again. When her prayer is answered, the two ladies set off on a week of romantic and musical adventures entangling a handsome young doctor, a music mogul, a homeless man, and an aspiring singer down on her luck. How they extricate themselves from their many lies provides the comic tension in this fun novel. Set in Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Delta blues, Young Again tells the story of America's contribution to music through jazz and the blues, as well as the influence of many legends including Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, and Peggy Lee. Filled with music, magic, faith, and love, Young Again will appeal to all those looking for a welcome escape.
About the author
Don Trowden is the author of Normal Family (2012), No One Ran to the Altar (2016), All the Lies We Live (2018), and The Isles of Shoals Remembered (1992). Young Again is his fifth published book and first co-written work along with Valerie McKee.
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