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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!