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Recommend A: Book with a Musically Talented Character

Monday, January 13, 2014
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Recommend a Book with a Musically Talented Character

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
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Penguin Australia/Viking, 328 pages
Release Date: March 1, 2010

Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving.

After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can't forget. Shooting for oblivion, he's hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom's in no shape to mend what's broken. But what if no one else is either?

An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper's Son redefines what it means to go home again.

The Piper's Son is one of my all time favorite books. And I'm really fortunate to own the Australian copy of this book because the cover is one of my favorites. This book isn't exactly a music centered book, but being a guitarist is an important part of Tom's identity, and music is weaved into his life throughout the story. I actually wasn't expecting to love The Piper's Son, but here I am trying to convince you all that this is an amazing book that will make you feel ALL THE FEELS.

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  1. This is one of those authors EVERYONE loves, so I think I need to give her a try, and Tom's musicality gives me an extra push. I adore reading about musicians, even non-famous ones. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Surprisingly I have yet to read anything by Melina Marchetta, but this one sounds very good (and I love the cover). Hopefully I will pick up some of her books this year, I have only heard good things about all of them. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate


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