Until I Smile At You Reviews

Praise for Until I Smile At You

I very much enjoyed reading Until I Smile At You. The list of key female tunesmiths of the Great American Songbook is short: Dorothy Fields, Ann Ronell, Kay Swift, Carolyn Leigh — not many more. The list of Canadian women in this elite company is much shorter: Ruth Lowe. Period. Lowe, who came out of left field (Toronto) in 1940 to write Frank Sinatra’s megahit “I’ll Never Smile Again” — the first Number One on the first Billboard chart and the song that turned Sinatra into a national star — wasn’t content to stop there: in 1943 she wrote his signature tune, “Put Your Dreams Away” — which, 55 years later, was played at his funeral. The woman who arguably bookended Frank Sinatra’s career richly deserved a biography, and in Until I Smile at You, Peter Jennings gives Lowe the one she deserves: a marvelously detailed and affectionate life of a great woman and an important artist. ~ James Kaplan, Author of “Sinatra: The Chairman” (2015) and “Frank: The Voice” (2010)

Fabulous story! Reviewed in Canada on November 12, 2020 What a fabulous story about a truly amazing woman. You’ve captured the life and times of Ruth Lowe beautifully. No wonder Sinatra linked his career to hers! Loved the commentary from the celebrities talking about her songs. A truly great book! ~ Rosie