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In every one of my young adult novels so far, music plays an important role. Music can be salve to our souls, and so it is with my characters.

I often get letters from teens, struggling with the loss of a loved one. The playlist I've put together (mentioned in my book, CHASING BROOKLYN) is for you.

I know it's hard losing someone. The pain at times seems unbearable. Music can be a comfort, whether it's music that makes us cry because we relate to it, or because it's music that gives us hope. The songs on this playlist takes a similar journey we do when we're grieving - from love and loss to healing and hope.

Here are the songs from the Joy Not Sorrow Playlist given to Brooklyn. To take a listen, you can pop over to the "Extras" page on my web site, scroll down, and click on any of the songs in the player embedded there.

Can't Cry Hard Enough - Williams Brothers

All That I'm Living For - Evanescence

Sleeping to Dream - Jason Mraz

Say (All I Need) - OneRepublic

Hope for the Hopeless - One Fine Frenzy

The Heart of Life - John Mayer

All We Are - Matt Nathanson

When I Look to the Sky - Train

I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan

My Wish - Rascal Flatts


 
(a BIG thank you to Maggie, L.K. Madigan and Teresa Schauer for helping me with my song selection.)

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jeniwrites
Dec. 8th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
This is such a treat. I love that you've put the songs on an extras portion of your site. Thank you for sharing!
kellyrfineman
Dec. 9th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Great list - I'm going to have to check out a few of them that I don't really know well! I told M you posted the list, and I'm pretty sure she'll be checking it out. (She's an author playlist junkie quite often.)
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