‘The Whole Way Home’ Follows A Woman’s Rise In Country Music

Jun 22, 2017

In her new novel, Sarah Creech tells the story of one woman's road to country music stardom
Credit William Morrow/2017 / William Morrow/2017

Over the years, country music has seen iconic women like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn become legends in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Nevertheless, country music remains a boy’s club for many artists. In her new novel “The Whole Way Home” (William Morrow/2017), writer Sarah Creech tells the story of one woman’s road to country music stardom.

The book follows Jo Lover as she navigates the politics of Nashville with her commitment to country music’s roots. Lover’s persona is threatened when an old flame, country superstar JD Gunn, returns in her life, challenging Lover to confront her complicated past.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Creech about her new book and the time she met Jack White in Nashville.