“Mozart’s Starling” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt is the KBACH/Changing Hands Bookstore Book Notes Selection for June 2017.
"This little gem of a book, fun and informative, will forever change how you see and hear and think about these little birds
when you see them waddling through your yard."--Randy Kinkel, KBAQ
Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano
By Andrea Avery
White Tears by Hari Kunzru is a ghost story, a murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Mississippi Delta Blues. It's the KBACH/Changing Hands Bookstore Book Notes Selection for April, 2017. Randy Kinkel Gives you the Lowdown.
Finally, a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins, considered the world's worst opera singer, recently portrayed by Meryl Streep in the Oscar nominated film of the same name. Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket; but despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score.
"Why You Love Music--
From Mozart to Metallica,
The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds"
By John Powell