Here are a few of the songs that inspired scenes in Lilac Girls, and in the case of Emmanuel, the tone of the whole book.
A Fine Frenzy
My original musical inspiration for the book way back when I started writing it. My daughters and I met Joshua in Paris and though already a fan, I became hooked for life.
Seaphic Fire & Patrick Dupre Quigley
Nothing captures the 1940s mood like Seraphic Fire. Love their Christmas album.
The Well Pennies
Great, fun songs for evoking the happier scenes.
Kara Dunlevy and Mary Elizabeth Kelly
This never gets old. Always inspiring. For me, really captures what Lublin, Poland went through in WWII.
Belle and Sebastian
Just because it’s amazing and evokes happiness like no other song.
Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos
Great for conjuring the feeling of a difficult relationship.