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Nerdette Book Club: ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ + ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ sit atop a bookshelf surrounded by various books of varying colors

Laura Warrell’s debut novel, ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ explores the life of a struggling 40-something jazz trumpeter in Boston and the women he admires, yet disappoints.

Greta Johnsen

Nerdette Book Club: ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ + ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ sit atop a bookshelf surrounded by various books of varying colors

Laura Warrell’s debut novel, ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ explores the life of a struggling 40-something jazz trumpeter in Boston and the women he admires, yet disappoints.

Greta Johnsen

Nerdette Book Club: Laura Warrell on ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’

Laura Warrell’s debut novel, ‘Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm’ explores the life of a struggling 40-something jazz trumpeter in Boston and the women he admires, yet disappoints.

Greta Johnsen

   

This November, Nerdette Book Club is reading Laura Warrell’s debut novel, Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm. It’s about Circus Palmer, a struggling 40-something jazz trumpeter in Boston, the women he admires, and how he manages to disappoint them. Like a jazz improv session, the story’s perspective shifts between a number of different women who are all touched by Circus in some way.

Laura Warrell joins us for a spoiler-free conversation about the inspirations behind her debut novel, the loves that influenced the musically curated story, and the joys of becoming a published author later on in life.

Read along with us, grab your phone and tell us what you think! We will be incorporating your pre-recorded voice memos in our final book club discussion on the last Tuesday of the month, and spoilers are welcome! Please send your thoughts to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com. Happy reading!

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