En­joy a mu­si­cal read!

From a ro­mance set in the sym­phony to a feel-good novel about a small town choir, the lat­est mu­sic-in­spired fic­tion will have you tap­ping your feet as you turn each page!

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✤ Read a WWII tale! The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jen­nifer Ryan. It’s the early days of WWII, and the English vil­lage of Chilbury is on edge. When the vicar shut­ters the choir after the male singers go off to war, mu­sic pro­fes­sor Prim­rose Trent de­cides to defy the edict and go on singing. Told through jour­nal en­tries and let­ters, this story will make you laugh and cry!

✤ Meet a vir­tu­oso! The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Al­bom. Al­bom’s daz­zling book in­tro­duces us to gui­tar prodigy Frankie Presto while chart­ing the mu­si­cal land­scape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Aban­doned as an in­fant and raised by a mu­sic teacher in wartime Spain, Frankie is sent to Amer­ica in the bot­tom of a boat with only a gui­tar and six mag­i­cal blue strings . . .

✤ Marvel at the power of song! Bel Canto by Ann Patch­ett. What can bond a group of 58 hostages when they don’t speak the same lan­guage? The power of opera! At a posh party in an un­named South Amer­i­can coun­try, a renowned so­prano is set to ser­e­nade the crowd. When a rag­tag band of ter­ror­ists takes over the man­sion, the guests turn to their mu­si­cal tal­ents to sur­vive.

✤ Swoon over a 19th­cen­tury ro­mance! A Note Yet Un­sung by Tam­era Alexan­der. Bril­liant vi­o­lin­ist Rebekah Car­ring­ton des­per­ately wants a spot in the Nashville Phil­har­monic, but women are con­sid­ered too frail for or­ches­tra life. When the new mae­stro strug­gles with an un­fin­ished sym­phony, can Rebekah’s in­sights help them both achieve their dreams?

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