Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What to read while waiting for...




The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
By Albom, Mitch
2015-11 - Harper
9780062294418 Check Our Catalog

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable character Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the earth in this magical novel about the power of talent to change our lives.
In Mitch Albom's epic new novel, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, Frankie Presto, a Spanish war orphan raised by a blind music teacher. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


The Time Keeper
The Time Keeper
By Albom, Mitch
2012-09 - Hachette Books
9781401322786 Check Our Catalog
The inventor of the world's first clock is punished and banished for centuries. With his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom and a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. …More


Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
By Groom, Winston
2012-02 - Vintage Books
9780307947390 Check Our Catalog
First published in the late 1980s and then made into a multiple Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks, "Forrest Gump" is a heartwarming classic about the amazing adventures of a modern (and unexpected) hero, now in a 25th-anniversary edition. …More


The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
By Ross, Alex
2007-10 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374249397 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Guardian First Book Award (2008), National Book Critics Circle Award (2007)

Ross, music critic for "The New Yorker," journeys from Vienna before the First World War to New York in the 1970s and 80s. The result is not so much a history of 20th-century music as it is a history of the 20th century through its music. …More



Music in the 20th Century (4 Vol Set)
Music in the 20th Century (4 Vol Set)
By DiMartino, Dave
1998-01 - Routledge
9780765680129 Check Our Catalog
This is an examination of the crucial formative period of Chinese attitudes toward nuclear weapons, the immediate post-Hiroshima/Nagasaki period and the Korean War. It also provides an account of US actions and attitudes during this period and China's response. …More