Blues for Hannah: A Novel

Front Cover
Crown Publishers, 1998 - Fiction - 243 pages
1 Review
Heartbreaking and incredible, Blues for Hannah is a beautifully written tale of love lost and regained, and of the unforseeable shape and direction love lends to life.

Jeremiah Mason is struggling to keep his marriage to his college sweetheart LeeAnne afloat when an early-morning phone call informs him of the death of his former love, a beautiful, rebellious blues singer named Hannah, in a car crash on a far-away interstate. His world turned upside-down, Jeremiah and his precocious eight-year-old son, Sammy, must go to the accident site to identify Hannah's body: It is a journey that takes them across the continent -- and decades-deep into a re-examination of the past.

Spanning at once a few intense days and 20 years, Blues for Hannah is a tender meditation on the different forms of love that enrich our lives, binding parent to child, lover to lover, and husband to wife.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Tim Farrington is the author of Lizzie's War, The Monk Downstairs, --a New York Times Notable Book--and The Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novels The California Book of the Dead and Blues for Hannah.

Bibliographic information