The Book Notes selection for this month is "The Gustav Sonata" by Rose Tremain. It’s a story of the the friendship of two boys, Anton and Gustav, as they grow to adulthood in Switzerland after world war 2.
“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.