The riveting and heart-wrenching story of country music diva Patsy Cline, from her against-all-odds rise from poverty and a strange, lonely childhood shrouded in secrecy, to her tragic and untimely death at the age of thirty when, ironically, she had finally achieved the triumph she had sought all her life.
Margaret Jones is a writer and editor whose stories on cultural figures have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers, and whose essays and articles have been published in several anthologies, including The Encyclopedia of Country Music compiled by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (Oxford University Press). She is the editor of over a hundred books, both fiction and nonfiction, on subjects ranging from metaphysics and the perennial wisdom traditions, shamanism, holistic and traditional healing, to history and cultural affairs. Her website is www.margaretjones.com.
“Chatty, intimate, compulsively readable”—Washington Post
“Definitive . . . reads as her life was lived, like the melodramatic but hopelessly 'true' lyrics of a Nashville ballad.” —Los Angeles Times
“Essential reading for anyone seriously involved in a romance with country music.” —LA Weekly