The Original Playlist for The Original 1982
Singer-songwriter, and now author, Lori Carson's debut novel, The Original 1982, went on sale yesterday! A poignant tale of what-ifs, Lisa is a 24-year-old waitress in New York City, an aspiring singer/songwriter, and girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, 1982, she makes a decision, almost without thinking about it.
But what if what if her decision had been different?
In a new 1982, Lisa chooses differently. Her career takes another direction. She becomes a mother. She loves differently—yet some things remain the same.
Alternating between two very different possibilities, The Original 1982 is a novel about how the choices we make affect the people we become—and about how the people we are affect the choices we make.
Music has been Lori's lifetime passion, so it's not surprising that the novel is infused with references to and inspiration from multiple artists. The playlist that Lori helped curate, comprised of songs that she listened to while writing as well as songs that make an appearance in the book itself, would be the perfect soundtrack for your book club's meeting. Allow yourself to reminisce as you dive into The Original 1982!