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The Earth Hums in B Flat

By Mari Strachan

The Earth Hums in B Flat
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2009,
    336 pages.

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  • Jean O. (DePere, WI)


    The Earth Hums in B Flat
    The stage between childhood and adolescence is uncomfortable and often painful. The author does a beautiful job describing this with Gwenni's voice. Gwenni is full of a child's eagerness and innocence. Bright, imaginative and inquisitive, she flies right into one's heart and into the beginning of adult understanding. I enjoyed the book and fell in love with Gwenni.
  • Nancy L. (Denver, NC)


    Amazing book
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not just the premise of it, but the writing. There's quite a lot of drama and action, but it's written in a very serene manner.

    I love the main character, Gwenni and her brave father (Tada). I've known of people like her mother, but it was so unfair for someone like Gwenni to have a mother like she had.
    The book has a lot of Welsh words and language, but it wouldn't be as good without it. All the characters are believable and entertaining.

    Can't wait for Mari Strachan's next book. She's now one of my favorite authors.
  • Marge B. (Dunedin, FL)


    Like to see another book from this author
    This book is fabulous. I LOVED IT. Mari Strachan paints the most amazing pictures of life in Wales. The characters are quirky and interesting. This first novel offers a winding mystery, wrapped in unusual neighbors and families who love each other 'warts and all'... told with delicious narrative and down-to-earth humor. I hope the author writes a sequel -- I'd really like to know the 'next chapter' with these people.
  • Susan G. (Matthews, NC)


    Sweet and Sad
    The irresistible voice of 12-yr-old Gwennie, a strange but sweet Welsh girl growing up in the 1950s, is juxtaposed with dark family secrets that are slowly revealed. I found it a bit of a slow-go in the beginning, because the author writes as if all her readers understand Welsh names and words. But Gwennie's spirit kept me reading through the difficulties and revelations she had to endure. Her character is the reason to read this book.
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