Review: Mountain City Girls by Anna & Jane McGarrigle – ISBN 9780345814029

Review: Mountain City Girls by Anna & Jane McGarrigle – ISBN 9780345814029

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Title: Mountain City Girls
Author: Anna & Jane McGarrigle
ISBN: 9780345814029
Price: $34.00
Publisher: Vintage

Review by Job Patstone

Fans of the music of Anna and Kate McGarrigle, which was at its most popular from the early 1970s to the early 1990s, will love this book. After Kate McGarrigle’s death in 2010, Anna and her surviving sister, Jane, decided to put into print, as they call it, “The McGarrigle Family Album.”

That’s pretty much what this book is, including some wonderful pictures taken from the sisters’ youth as well as from Anna and Kate’s tours around the world.

Following the sisters’ upbringing in Québec and their slow rise to fame, which began in California and New York City, the book is deeply personal, especially when talking about their father’s illness and how they were not able to be at his side when he died.

Their story takes us back to the folk music revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s, when many talented Canadian artists were drifting down to the US. We are introduced to Kate’s children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, who are now stars in their own right.

The McGarrigle sisters’ music has always been a collaborative effort, and this book covers it all, from the beginnings to the abrupt end of a musical career that only death could silence.

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