Linda Ronstadt Announces Second Memoir

Linda Ronstadt in 2019
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Linda Ronstadt will release her second memoir this fall.

Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands will focus on her upbringing and family in Arizona and Mexico. Written with writer Lawrence Downes, the book will feature "Ronstadt family stories, beautiful photos, and traditional songs and recipes."

"If this book were a radio signal, you might first pick it up on an Arizona highway, well south of Phoenix, coming into the glow of Ronstadt’s hometown of Tucson," the official description from the publisher reads. "It would be playing something old and Mexican, from a time when the border was a place not of peril but of possibility."

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Ronstadt, the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants who descended from Spanish settlers in Sonora, has never shied away from her heritage. In 1987, having already conquered the charts with her unique pop/rock interpretations (and later tackling The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway and albums with jazz arranger Nelson Riddle), she released Canciones de Mi Padre, an album of traditional mariachi songs that sold two million copies and won her a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Album. (A 1991 sequel, Mas Canciones, took home the same award.)

Feels Like Home will be published by Heyday Books on Oct. 4. It follows her first memoir, 2013's Simple Dreams. The announcement also comes hot on the heels of a vinyl reissue of Ronstadt's two greatest hits albums, originally issued in 1976 and 1980.

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