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The Music Shop

A Novel

by Rachel Joyce

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The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2018, 320 pages
    Paperback:
    Nov 6, 2018, 336 pages

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Quirky characters and a keen appreciation for music weave through this heartwarming novel.

There are many reasons we fall in love with stories: characters, plot, settings, topics, questions and answers about the world and ourselves. Usually it's a blend of elements. Some of it is simply timing and our own mood.

It's the same with music. Most of us enjoy listening to different types of music depending on the occasion, setting and our own state of mind. The songs we love most passionately are often tied to a memory. They stay with us because of some reason bigger than the song itself.

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is an ode to music—and a ballad about a rag-tag community in a run-down suburb on the symbolically named Unity Street. Although the setting is never specified, creating the idea it could happen anywhere, it is located somewhere in England. This is a story about connections and love in all forms—romantic, platonic, familial, obligatory, even ...

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