The music shop a novel

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the music shop a novel

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all ...

1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need.

Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind ...
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The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop

Music is central to Rachel Joyce's latest novel The Music Shop — here are some of the key pieces that bring its pivotal moments to life. He stopped thinking about his wife and his sadness and he listened to Aretha as if she were a voice inside his head. She told him her story — something like this. Everyone said her man was a cheat; even her own mother said it. Her voice was a little boat and the music was a Japanese wave, but Aretha kept riding it, up and down. It was downright pig-headed, the way she kept believing in him. Her voice pulled the words this way and that, soaring up over the top and then scooping right down low.

Look Inside. Jan 02, Minutes Buy. Nov 06, ISBN Jan 02, ISBN Jan 02, Minutes. 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.

S ince her bestselling debut in , The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry , Rachel Joyce has established a reputation for novels that celebrate the dignity and courage of ordinary people and the resilience of the human spirit.
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  1. Karen K. says:

    The Music Shop book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgri.

  2. Paien T. says:

    Rachel Joyce: ‘People often ask questions about Harold Fry, as if he were a real person’

  3. Anna D. says:

    And it worked.

  4. Aman A. says:

    Joyce's heart-warming fourth novel follows a band of shopkeepers in the 80s struggling to halt redevelopment plans.

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