Joyner's Dream by Sylvia TysonJoyner's Dream by Sylvia Tyson

Joyner's Dream

bySylvia Tyson

Paperback | March 22, 2011

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Joyner’s Dream is the sweeping story of a family and its dubiouslegacy: an abiding love of music coupled with a persistentknack for thieving. Beginning in England in the 1780s,continuing in Halifax at the time of the Great Explosion, andending in Toronto in the present, eight larcenous generationsfrom all walks of life—craftsmen and highwaymen, aristocratsand servants, lawyers and B-movie actors—are connected bymusic, a secret family journal and one long-lived violin. Whenthe branches of the family are reunited and lingering secretsare revealed, we have come full circle in a hugely satisfying andsurprising tale.

This multi-generational story—told in a spellbinding seriesof historical voices—abounds in such rich social detail andsharply rendered characters, it affords the deep reading pleasuresto be found in the novels of Charles Dickens and ThomasHardy.

For eighteen years, SYLVIA TYSON was one half of the internationally renowned folk duo Ian and Sylvia. Sylvia has recorded ten solo albums since the duo split in 1975, and since 2000 has been recording and performing with the group Quartette. She has also had a distinguished radio and television career, bothin music and documentaries. ...
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Title:Joyner's DreamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554684951

ISBN - 13:9781554684953

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"We always knew Sylvia Tyson was a wonderful storyteller in song. Turns out that's true for the page, too. Joyner's Dream is a square-dance of family history. The partners change, but music courses through it all like blood. I was swept away by Sylvia's sweeping saga. This is one good read!"
– Shelagh Rogers, O.C., host of CBC Radio’s “The Next Chapter” ()