The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Albom, Mitch
Subject:  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Religious
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: November 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.82in
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$ 19.99
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From The Publisher*

"Talent is a piece of God's shadow, and under that shadow, human stories intersect."

 

A Spanish war orphan born in a burning church and raised by a blind guitar teacher, Frankie Presto was gifted with extraordinary musical abilities that shape not only his life but the lives of those around him. At nine years old, Frankie meets the love of his life, Aurora; that same day, civil war tears apart his home and he is sent to America, smuggled in the bottom of a boat with only guitar and six strings imbued with the power to change lives.

 

Relying on music to survive, Frankie's talent weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from Detroit's jazz scene and the Grand Ole Opry, to Elvis mania and Woodstock-all the while searching for Aurora.

 

As his fame grows, Frankie finds love, friendship, and celebrity. Even so, his gift becomes his burden, driving a wedge between him and his beloved Aurora-now his wife. Overwhelmed by life, loss, and the power of his strings, Frankie disappears for years, only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell.

 

With its Forrest Gump–like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. "Everyone joins a band in this life," Albom observes, "only some of them play music."

 

Review Quote*"Albom's fable about the power of song carries you along like a beautiful melody."
Review Quote*"Albom's The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto hits the right notes. Albom's love for music is richly apparent... and his maxims about life will no doubt bring readers on a pleasantly sentimental journey about the bandmates in their lives."
Review Quote*"Albom can say in one sentence what others can spend a lifetime trying to convey."
Review Quote*"Within a few pages, you'll be as delighted with this sparkling book as I was. Start it, stick with it, and you'll find 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto to be a book of note."
Review Quote*"As always, Albom's novel has a larger message...and The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto resonates with a kind of cosmic connection."
Review Quote*"What an entertainer! Mitch Albom, author, playwright, screenwriter, nationally syndicated columnist - and philanthropist, as his audience learned, was a charmer…There seemed to be no end to this man's talents."
Review Quote*"A beautiful story that forces us to think about the concept of a life well lived…Albom brings his literary magic once again."