Soundtrack for Minx

  • “Coming Around Again” by Carly Simon

    The image of the family at the breakfast table, completely unable to communicate, makes me think of the end of Minx, where Henry and Dunford have so much to say but don’t know how. My favorite version of this song is on her live album (recorded on Martha’s Vineyard) when she segues into “Itsy Bitsy Spider.

  • “Hammer and a Nail” by Indigo Girls

    I adore the Indigo Girls. (“Galileo” is a personal favorite, but I couldn’t figure out how reincarnation worked with any of my books.) This song is all about the satisfaction or working with one’s hands and it always makes me think about the beginning of Minx, when Henry puts Dunford through the paces at the farm.

  • “One Step Ahead” Split Enz

    One of my favorites from the 80s, this song always reminds me of this book.

  • “In My Life” by the Beatles

    Such a sweetly romantic (and nostalgic) song. It’s almost a lullaby.

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