Allison Moorer, in conversation with her sister Shelby Lynne, discusses and signs Blood: A Memoir


The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter's haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art.

1986, Mobile, Alabama. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable sound of gunfire. On the front lawn, her father has shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison Moorer would grow up to be an award-winning musician, with her songs likened to "a Southern accent: eight miles an hour, deliberate, and very dangerous to underestimate" (Rolling Stone). Now, Allison turns her lyrical storytelling powers to recount the events leading up to the moment that forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, with whom she shares an unbreakable bond. Gorgeously written, Blood delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame and trauma -- and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all.

With a foreword by Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, Blood is a familial Just Kids that reads like an intimate journal -- vivid, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming. (Da Capo Press)

Event Guidelines:

  • You must purchase a copy of Blood: A Memoir from Book Soup to enter the signing line. Save your receipt as it will be checked in line. 
  • Seating is limited and we expect a capacity crowd. Early arrival is encouraged. We can admit the first 50 people to arrive for the talk.  After that we may need to hold a line outside for the signing portion.
  • Photos from the line are ok. No memorabilia.


Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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ISBN: 9780306922688
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Press - October 29th, 2019
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