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A Folk Music Novel
Scott Alarik

Peter E. Randall Publisher
2011 • 328 pp. 7 x 10"
Fiction & Literature / Fiction/General

$22.00 Paperback, 978-1-931807-91-3
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-931807-90-6

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“A joyous celebration of folk musicians and their world.” —Booklist

There has never been a novel like this, a love story set in the subterranean world of modern folk music.

Revival is a novel that celebrates America's renewed passion for folk music and singer-songwriters. Charismatic songwriter Nathan Warren lost his chance at stardom years ago. Kit Palmer is young, beautiful, and explosively gifted, but can she keep from falling apart on stage? They travel the Boston folk scene as lovers and artists, through basement coffeehouses and funky jams, rowdy open mikes and grand concert halls, seeking stardom for one and redemption for the other.

Reviews / Endorsements

“A wonderful window into the world of folk music, the dreams of an artist, and a reminder that what we want and what we need are rarely the same thing. A beautiful novel.” —Performing Songwriter Magazine

"A gripping novel…it would be a very indifferent reader who doesn't become emotionally involved." —Penguin Eggs: Canada's Folk, Roots and World Music Magazine

"The story is timeless as it expertly weaves through the characters' emotional labyrinth of talent, ambition, promise, and disappointment." —Brian O'Donovan, NPR, Celtic Sojourn

“It's romantic, it’s tragic, it’s funny, it’s sexy––and most importantly, it’s accurate.”—Noel Paul Stookey, Peter, Paul, and Mary

“Much more than a great fictional take on the world of folk music…this love story belongs in the larger world of American music and letters. Like the best folk songs, it should reach many people and travel far.” —John Gorka, songwriter


Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Popular Fiction (2011)

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:18:41 -0500