Nov 222011
 

First I would like to apologize to Sarah from St. Martin’s Press, author Tyler McMahon and you, the visitors of this blog.  In the midst of my personal tornado, I received a very enthusiastic email from Sarah asking if I would like to review this book, but at the time, I couldn’t but did offer to share this author with all of you.  And even with that, I am a bit late.

This is what Sarah had to say, “Hi again – I feel like you must be getting sick of me by now because I keep writing you about books to review.  But seriously, PLEASE, please don’t delete this email!  Give me one chance to share this book with you…

I work for a publishing company and recently FELL IN LOVE with HOW THE MISTAKES WERE MADE – a debut novel by Tyler McMahon – hitting bookstores October 11th.”

And now we get the chance to hear what has Sarah so excited.  Please help me welcome Tyler McMahon!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TYLER MCMAHON is the author of the debut novel How the Mistakes Were Made. He received his MFA in fiction from Boise State University. His stories have appeared in Threepenny Review, Sycamore Review, and Surfer’s Journal, among others, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a professor of fiction at Hawaii Pacific University.
You can visit Tyler McMahon at:

ABOUT THE BOOK
Laura Loss came of age in the hardcore punk scene of the early 1980s. The jailbait bass player in her brother Anthony’s band, she grew up traveling the country, playing her heart out in a tight network of show venues to crowds soaked in blood and sweat. The band became notorious, the stars of a shadow music industry. But when Laura was 18, it all fell apart. Anthony’s own fans destroyed him, something which Laura never forgot.
Ten years later, Laura finds her true fame with the formation of The Mistakes, a gifted rock band that bursts out of ‘90s Seattle to god-like celebrity. When she discovered Nathan and Sean, the two flannel-clad misfits who, along with her, composed the band, she instantly understood that Sean’s synesthesia—a blending of the senses that allows him to “see” the music— infused his playing with an edge that would take them to the top. And it did. But it, along with his love for Laura, would also be their downfall.
At the moment of their greatest fame, the volatile bonds between the three explode in a mushroom cloud of betrayal, deceit, and untimely endings. The world blames Laura for destroying its rock heroes. Hated by the fans she’s spent her life serving, she finally tells her side of the story, the “true” story, of the rise and fall of The Mistakes.
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF SARAH
FROM ST. MARTIN’S PRESS, I HAVE 
FIVE (5) PB BOOKS TO GIVE AWAY.

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DISCLAIMER

I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
No items that I receive
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.




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