The Big Rewind

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William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Libby Cudmore worked at video stores, bookstores, and temp agencies before settling down in upstate New York to write. Her short stories have appeared in PANK, The Stoneslide Corrective, The Big Click, and Big Lucks. The Big Rewind is her first novel.


Like Nick Hornby's High Fidelity for women...The Big Rewind is smart, poignant, and addicting. Libby Cudmore is a writer to watch. -- - Kristi Belcamino, Anthony and Macavity-award nominated author of Blessed are the Dead

"An absolutely stunning debut ... I can't recommend this book enough. The narrative, is fast, funny, heartbreaking, soul-searching, and boasts more twists than Lombard Street (San Fran)." -- Matthew Quinn Martin, author of Nightlife

"The clues to a Brooklyn murder unspool on a mixtape in what might be a new mystery subgenre--the hipster cozy ... Debut novelist Cudmore balances the crime and romance well and infuses the story with the exhilaration of shared musical tastes and the way they can amplify emotions." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Irreverent yet intense, THE BIG REWIND mixes razor-sharp prose with graceful storytelling. To put it simply, Libby Cudmore rocks. -- Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of Blood Always Tells

Cudmore's funny, breezy first novel...deftly melds mystery, romance, and music. Jett makes for a very refreshing lead in a novel that will appeal to twentysomethings as well as those enamored with Warren Zevon and the Vapors. -- Booklist

Funny and smart, Libby Cudmore's debut novel is an old-fashioned whodunit with a new-fashioned heroine, the irreverent, romantic, music-obsessed Jett Bennett. -- Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing

Heads up, vinyl-loving hipsters: Cudmore's debut is for you ... Cudmore has preserved for all time a slice of current, hipster Brooklyn. -- Publishers Weekly

Cudmore's debut is a murder mystery, romance, coming-of-age story, and exercise in 1980s and 1990s music appreciation ... Recommended for Generation Xers who like fast-paced, hip, and seminostalgic reads. -- Library Journal

Set against the colorful background of New York City, this book will appeal to 20-somethings and serious music lovers. The writing is solid and the chapters are short and fast-moving. -- Romantic Times BOOKclub

"The Big Rewind is entertaining and clever. And, to borrow from the novel: 'weird, twee and oddly appropriate.'" -- Las Vegas Weekly Las Vegas Weekly

"Cudmore's debut assumes a different flavor - that of Raymond Chandler crossed with Nick Hornby, a blend of studied momentous craft and sterling silver cynicism." --

"A hipster cozy! That's a pretty irresistible idea, and Libby Cudmore's debut novel delivers on it... The author's anatomization of this milieu is a joy, funny, precise, and self-deprecating" -- USA Today