Tag Archives: music

Wailing Saxophone

Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub is a book I never would have read had it not been among the discarded pile at our library. As a lover of jazz, the title and book jacket intrigued me, so I brought … Continue reading

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Enduring Melody

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow is historical fiction with a twist. As indicated in the title, this novel takes place in Czechoslovakia during and after World War Two. Meta is a young female musicologist whose dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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Pioneer Puppeteer

The Good Neighbor: The life and work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. It would be a lie if I told you I’d been a fan of the Mr. Rogers program. If memory serves me correctly, my children and I … Continue reading

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If Only

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion is the story of a British man who meets and falls in love with a woman named Angelina while living and working in Australia. He is playing piano  in a bar when he … Continue reading

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Humming a New Tune

Nocturnes: Five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro is a collection of music themed short stories. As a Ishiguro fan and music lover, this novel aroused my curiosity. I ended-up being surprised because it seemed so different from … Continue reading

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Troubled Water

What is it All But Luminous: Notes from an underground man by Art Garfunkel is an autobiography I looked forward to with sincere interest. I am sorry to report how disappointed I was in it. Ever-changing fonts and layouts where … Continue reading

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Identity

I have been wanting to read Swing Time by Zadie Smith for a long time. I am sorry to report I struggled to read only half of the novel and threw in the towel. Having read other books by Smith, I … Continue reading

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