Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Reader' tunes up therapy.(Final)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

"The Song Reader" by Lisa Tucker

Downtown Press, $12,306 pp.

Where Lisa Tucker was raised in Missouri in towns outside of Kansas City and outside of St. Louis a song reader explained the meaning of a song to the person asking about it, not sketch out what the song is trying to say.

"People would bring you a tape with a song and say, 'This is how I feel. What does it mean (for me)?' '' Tucker said in a phone interview from her home in Santa Fe.

"It's something casual. I didn't get paid for it."

Tucker said some people simply cannot find their own words to describe their feelings. …

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