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The Earth Hums in B Flat

by Mari Strachan

The Earth Hums in B Flat
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    Jun 2009, 336 pages

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A magical novel about the trials of youth, familial duty, and understanding


Nineteen BookBrowse members reviewed this book, with sixteen rating it a 4 or 5 out of 5 stars. This is what they say ....
A story of long hidden secrets and enlightening revelations, this novel by a sixty-two-year-old former librarian is a stunning debut (Alan K & Beverly B) At first I thought it was going to be a sweet "feel good" book about village life, but the plot and character development make it much more (Margaret R) - it is 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 (Marge B).

In the beginning I felt it was difficult to put my finger on the time and setting (a small village in 1950s Wales), but I was gradually drawn in by the main character and the story. Once I fell into the rhythm of the language and the events, I was hooked. The author ...

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