The Song Is You Julian Donahue is a commercial director who has suffered a devastating loss and, in turn, has lost himself. His only salvation comes from the music… The Song Is You Julian Donahue is a commercial director who has suffered a devastating loss and, in turn, has lost himself. His only salvation comes from the music… 2009-04-07 Fiction Romance Random House
Book Review

The Song Is You (2009)

The Song Is You by Arthur Phillips
The Song Is You by Arthur Phillips
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 07, 2009; Writer: Arthur Phillips; Genres: Fiction, Romance; Publisher: Random House

Julian Donahue is a commercial director who has suffered a devastating loss and, in turn, has 
lost himself. His only 
 salvation comes from the music he listens to on his iPod. One night he discovers an up-and-coming 
redheaded singer named Cait O'Dwyer at a club, and the two soon engage in a 
romantic hide-and-seek, professing their infatuation on blogs and in songs (think Amélie with a rock band). 
Are Julian and Cait meant for each 
other or simply in love with the idea 
of love? Will their musical liaison 
lose all meaning if it becomes reality? 
Arthur Phillips' The Song Is You is a heartbreaking ode to tragedy, isolation, longing, and — 
ultimately — healing. A–

Originally posted Apr 08, 2009 Published in issue #1043 Apr 17, 2009 Order article reprints
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