Wednesday, March 25, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Music From Another World by Robin Talley

I'm excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Music From Another World by Robin Talley. It releases March 31, 2020. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Robin Talley for letting me be a part of this fun tour!

Title: Music From Another World
Author: Robin Talley
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: March 31, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: It’s summer 1977 and closeted lesbian Tammy Larson can’t be herself anywhere. Not at her strict Christian high school, not at her conservative Orange County church and certainly not at home, where her ultrareligious aunt relentlessly organizes antigay political campaigns. Tammy’s only outlet is writing secret letters in her diary to gay civil rights activist Harvey Milk…until she’s matched with a real-life pen pal who changes everything.
Sharon Hawkins bonds with Tammy over punk music and carefully shared secrets, and soon their letters become the one place she can be honest. The rest of her life in San Francisco is full of lies. The kind she tells for others—like helping her gay brother hide the truth from their mom—and the kind she tells herself. But as antigay fervor in America reaches a frightening new pitch, Sharon and Tammy must rely on their long-distance friendship to discover their deeply personal truths, what they’ll stand for…and who they’ll rise against.
A master of award-winning queer historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley once again brings to life with heart and vivid detail an emotionally captivating story about the lives of two teen girls living in an age when just being yourself was an incredible act of bravery. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Music From Another World was a little outside of what I normally read, but it was a nice foray into a time that I had never really thought about. I liked the writing and I found the story to be really interesting.
One of the things that I really liked was how the story was told in a format of letters and diary entries. I love reading books with those elements. I always feel like it's a quicker read for some reason. It's just nice sometimes to get a break from the normal novel format.
I also enjoyed learning some of the history of Harvey Milk and the time he lived in. It's not something that I've ever studied in depth, but it was nice getting to know a little about it.
I also really liked the pen pal aspect. It kind of made me nostalgic for a pen pal. There's just something about getting a letter in the mail that is just so much more personal and special then email.
I enjoyed Music From Another World. It was out of my comfort zone, but it was nice to try a little something different. It had good writing, an interesting story, and made me learn some things.

I live in Washington, D.C., with my wife, our baby daughter, an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog. Whenever the baby's sleeping, I'm probably busy writing young adult fiction about queer characters, reading books, and having in-depth conversations with friends and family about things like whether Jasmine's character motivation was sufficiently established inAladdin.
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Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Music From Another World by Robin Talley. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Robin Talley for including me on the tour!

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