Country sensation Dolly Parton to release her first novel


Dolly Parton has teamed up with author James Patterson to publish her first novel.

Entitled Run Rose Run, the book will be released alongside an album in March next year.

The 75-year-old country singer said: “All-new songs were written based on the characters and situations in the book.

“I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it all together.”

The story follows the tale of a young woman who moves to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in music and also features the lyrics from the 12-song album.

Author James Patterson has sold more than 300 million copies of his own novels, including the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and Women’s Murder Club series.

NEW YORK, NY - June 08: James Patterson at Live with Kelly and Ryan promoting his new book The President Daughter in New York City on June 08 , 2021. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
James Patterson is known for the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and Women’s Murder Club series.

Working with Parton marks his second collaboration, having previously co-written two books with former US president Bill Clinton.

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“It’s an honour – and a hell of a lot of fun – to work with the inimitable Dolly Parton, whom I’ve long admired for her music, her storytelling, and her enormous generosity,” he said.

“The mind-blowing thing about this project is that reading the novel is enhanced by listening to the album and vice versa.

He added: “It’s a really unique experience that I know readers (and listeners) will love”.

The book is due to be published on 7 March 2022.

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