Musical Interludes

They say music is the food of love and soothes the savage beast; it’s also at the heart of most of the novels and nonfiction below.

The Beautiful Mystery. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny MYS PEN
When the choir director of a monastery is murdered, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache must examine the supposed motive behind the crime. 

Broken Music: A Memoir. Broken Music: A Memoir by Sting B STING
Sting shares significant moments, people and relationships during his early childhood and adolescence.

The Hum and the Shiver. The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe SF BLE
Private Bronwyn Hayatt returns from Iraq to recover from wounds and once again embrace her ancient Tufa heritage.

The night train. The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton FIC EDG
Two teenage boys hope to change their circumstances and achieve their dreams through music.

Red Hook Road. Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman FIC WAL
A newly married couple dies in a car accident; each of their families is left to cope in their own way.

Stone Arabia. Stone Arabia by DanSpiotta FIC SPI
A woman examines her memories of her brother and tries to sort out the truth about him.

Telegraph Avenue. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon FIC CHA
When a vintage record store's existence is threatened, all involved must deal with what that would mean in their lives.

Who I Am: A Memoir. Who I Am: A Memoir by Pete Townshend B TOWNSHEND
Pete Townshend shares details of his life, meeting Roger Daltry and the birth of The Who.

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