MUSIC SHOP: A NOVEL [large Print]

MUSIC SHOP: A NOVEL [large Print]

Large Print - 2018/01/02
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A love story and a journey through music, the exquisite and perfectly pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop's owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to turn and run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. Can a man who is so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of connecting with the one person who might save him? The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music--and love--in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction.

Praise for Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

"Joyce's beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of 'ordinary' English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds." -- People (four stars)

"[A] gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation." -- O: The Oprah Magazine

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

"A beautiful story which will grip you, make you laugh and cry, uplift your spirit and leave you feeling profoundly grateful and changed by the reading experience." -- Daily Mail

"Touching . . . [a] quiet, gentle, moving novel." -- The Observer


"If only there were more novelists like Rachel Joyce. . . . [The character] Diana herself is faultless . . . a fully rounded hero, someone to fall in love with." --The Telegraph

"A poignant and powerful book, rich with empathy and charged with beautiful, atmospheric writing." --Tana French
Publisher: 2018/01/02
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Edition: TP
ISBN: 9780525631521


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