Adult Book Discussion Club

Description: This month’s selection is The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.

It is 1988. 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. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift: Frank, the shop's owner has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to turn and run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. Can a man who is so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of connecting with the one person who might save him? The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music- and love- in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction. (From the book flap)

No registration required for this free event.

Copies of the book are available for check out at the main library.

For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-643-2471 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org
Location: The Manchester Public Library, 586 Main Street
URL: http://library.townofmanchester.org
Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
Time: 7:00pm EDT
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
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Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:38am EDT