The Original 1982
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The Original 1982

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The Original 1982 is the wise and memorable debut novel of love, regret, music, and motherhood, by singer and songwriter Lori Carson of the Golden Palominos.

It's 1982, and Lisa is a 24-year-old waitress in New York City, an aspiring singer/songwriter, and girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062245295
  • 9780062245298
  • 1,736,636

Review quote

A daring, thoughtful book -- delightfully unpretentious and full of love. THE ORIGINAL 1982 deftly explores the ways in which even what seem like the wrong choices can lead us in the right direction. --Alethea Black, author of I Knew You'd Be Lovely"
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Back cover copy

It's 1982, and Lisa is twenty-four years old, a waitress, an aspiring singer-songwriter, and the girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, she makes a decision, almost without thinking about it.

But what would have happened if she had chosen differently? Thirty years later, haunted by regret, Lisa revisits her past to reimagine it.

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.
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268 ratings
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2 16% (42)
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