Posted on July 29, 2022 in
A starred review in Kirkus for Laura Warrell’s forthcoming SWEET, SOFT, PLENTY RHYTHM calls the book “an impressive debut novel [that] weaves storylines of lost love, coming-of-age, and midlife crisis to chronicle a Boston-based jazz musician’s reckoning with the untidy spoils of his myriad affairs,” adding: “Though this is her first novel, Warrell displays delicately wrought characterization and a formidable command of physical and emotional detail. Her more intimate set pieces deliver sensual, erotic vibrations, and, most crucially for a novel that takes its title from Jelly Roll Morton, she knows how to write about the way it feels to deliver jazz—and receive it. A captivating modern romance evoking love, loss, recovery, and redemption.” Warren was also featured as one of Publishers Weekly’s “Writers to Watch” for Fall 2022. Pantheon will publish SWEET, SOFT, PLENTY RHYTHM on September 27, 2022.