Homeplace by John Lingan

Homeplace

An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first gave airtime to a brassy-voiced singer known as Patsy Cline, setting her on a course for fame that outlasted her tragically short life. What Li...


Details Homeplace

TitleHomeplace
ISBN9780544932531
Author
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
GenreNonfiction, Music, History
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Reviews Homeplace

  • Daniel Polansky
    1970-01-01
    The last honky tonk in the Shenedoah proves the entry point into a collection of essays about the rapid change of rural America, family, authenticity, a lot of other things. Fair warning, I would pay even less attention to my opinion on this one then you are used to normally, since John is a very, very old friend of mine, and I’d happily lie to a stranger to feather his nest, but happily here I don’t need to. John’s a thoughtful guy and wri...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first centuryWinchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first gave airtime to a...
  • Brett Marie
    1970-01-01
    My review, for PopMatters: https://www.popmatters.com/homeplace-...
  • Kathleen Pechotta
    1970-01-01
    Bittersweet, well researched, I enjoyed every page. For years I wondered why Winchester didn't celebrate Patsy Cline. THIS book led to a greater understanding of the social mores of the area,.
  • Ralph
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. Mostly entertaining read about Winchester, Va., class warfare, Patsy Cline and the last damn honky-tonk in the free world.