On Sale: February 28, 2017
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The bestselling author of White Collar Girl and
What the Lady Wants explores one woman’s journey of
self-discovery set against the backdrop of a musical and
In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the
Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention
of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess
Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the
soundtrack for a transformative era in American History.
But, for Leeba Groski, Chess Records was just where she
Leeba doesn’t exactly fit in, but her passion for music is
not lost on her neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a
job at his new record company. What begins as answering
phones and filing becomes much more as Leeba comes into her
own as a songwriter and befriends performers like Muddy
Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. But she
also finds love with a black blues guitarist named Red Dupree.
With their relationship unwelcome in segregated Chicago and
the two of them shunned by Leeba’s Orthodox Jewish family,
Leeba and Red soon find themselves in the middle of the
Civil Rights Movement and they discover that, in times of
struggle, music can bring people together.
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