This novel begins when Gabriel Tanner is a high school student in the North Carolina Mountains and follows him as he seeks fame and fortune as a singer in Nashville before returning home again. “What a wonderful book! Artistic ambition, first love, small-town Appalachian life, the image-obsessed machinations of the Nashville music industry: all ring so authentic, so true. Michael Amos Cody’s first novel is gripping poignant, and unforgettable." – Jeff Mann. “Gabriel’s Songbook resonates like a great ballad, a song of love and struggle that keeps chiming in the ears long after the final note is played.” – Jesse Graves. The author, Michael Amos Cody, worked as a Nashville songwriter before earning his PhD in English from the University of South Carolina. He now teaches in the Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University.
Asheville, North Carolina: Pisgah Press, 2017. 284 pages. Trade paperback