I love the way The Big Wide Calm begins. (Kindle Locations 38-43).
My name is Paige Plant, and I’m a singer-songwriter. I have fourteen paintings to prove it— one for each song I’ve written . Thirteen Möbius strip watercolors where I painted the song’s story on the strip. What can I say? I was good at science back in the day. The fourteenth, done in oil and not on a Möbius strip, depicts the only love song I’ve ever written. Not that I’ve had only one lover or anything— I’m quite attractive in a B + kind of way— but only one worth an oil painting. Plus, oil makes the other guys, and an occasional girl, work a little harder at pleasing me. Everybody wants a love song written about them ; almost everyone wants to see their song in oil.
There is a wide consensus in the many reviews! Vivid and captivating characters with a book cover that pulled them in. What is this book about?
A former semi-famous rock star offers to record her album for free..He has a mysterious history and she is naïve. Together they learn about authenticity.
From the book description:
“Paige is a rock star. The world just doesn’t know it yet. With a name like Paige Plant, how could she be anything but the future frontwoman of the next Led Zeppelin? She’s got the charisma, the drive, and, of course, the mega-musical skills. All she needs is to make her debut album, one that will change the world, inspire revolutions—and make her galactically famous along the way.”
WOW! ~ Review by Lara Chulack
I love this second novel by new author Rich Marcello. A page turner, I finished it in 3 days! Mr. Marcello really nails the voice of the lead character Paige Plant with grit, humor, and nuance. Using the vernacular of a young, inspiring and inspired budding rock star of the twenty something generation Paige takes us on a heartfelt journey. She breaks a few hearts, mends a few hearts and stays true to her own heart. This novel gives the reader hope, and who doesn’t need more of that? I HOPE there is a sequel!
Meet the Author – Rich Marcello
Rich Marcello “…is a contemporary fiction author, poet and songwriter, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs he’s written. Rich grew up in New Jersey surrounded by song and word.”
Mr. Marcello is a musician with a love for high technology. His career path became one in which he was a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies.
We are lucky as readers that he is now pouring his love of music into novels for many to enjoy.