So I have compiled here a playlist of songs that I feel suit the novel Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Music is a big part of the book, it adds atmosphere to the story. And I love how music is one of the platforms used to build Eleanor and Park’s relationship.
So I’ve tried my best to get songs that fit in with that atmosphere. Some of these songs are even songs that Eleanor or Park might have listened to as they are set in the same time period or are artists that are mentioned in the book
I forgive. Cause nobody knows us : except our mothers, and they hardly do (and also tend disappointingly to die before they ought). Or our fathers, whose failings while they’re alive (and absences after they’re dead) infuriate. Or our siblings, who want us dead too cause what they know about us is that somehow we got away with not having to carry the bricks and stones like they did all those years. Cause nobody’s the slightest idea who we are, or who we were, not even we ourselves – except, that is, in the glimmer of a moment of fair business between strangers, or the nod of knowing and agreement between friends. Other than these, we go out anonymous into the insect air and all we are is the dust of colour, brief engineering of wings towards a glint of light on a blade of grass or a leaf in a summer dark.