Living by Ear
Singer-songwriter Christine Daley hit the streets of Boston and became a minor celebrity—with a local radio hit—in the 90s, but a “brief” career break to marry and start a family changed all that.
“A quick-tempo novel that will strike a chord with women’s fiction fans... fresh, poignant and funny.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
Sixteen years later, Christine Daley is struggling to reestablish her sense of identity. After filing for divorce, forty-six-year-old Chris quickly learns that the challenges she faces are even greater than anticipated, with two teenage children, and with her soon-to-be-ex-husband throwing every possible obstacle in her way.
“Mary Rowen has written one of the truest novels ever about Boston’s indie rock world. Full of sharp details and vivid characters... It beautifully explores the question of what drives an artist and how that can or can’t be reconciled with the straight world.” ~ Brett Milano, Boston Rock Journalist