The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

Paperback | October 25, 2016

byMitch Albom

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“Talent is a piece of God’s shadow, and under that shadow, human stories intersect.

 

A Spanish war orphan born in a burning church and raised by a blind guitar teacher, Frankie Presto was gifted with extraordinary musical abilities that shape not only his life but the lives of those around him. At nine years old, Frankie meets the love of his life, Aurora; that same day, civil war tears apart his home and he is sent to America, smuggled in the bottom of a boat with only guitar and six strings imbued with the power to change lives.

 

Relying on music to survive, Frankie’s talent weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from Detroit’s jazz scene and the Grand Ole Opry, to Elvis mania and Woodstock—all the while searching for Aurora.

 

As his fame grows, Frankie finds love, friendship, and celebrity. Even so, his gift becomes his burden, driving a wedge between him and his beloved Aurora—now his wife. Overwhelmed by life, loss, and the power of his strings, Frankie disappears for years, only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell.

 

With its Forrest Gump–like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. “Everyone joins a band in this life,” Albom observes, “only some of them play music.”

 

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“Talent is a piece of God’s shadow, and under that shadow, human stories intersect.” A Spanish war orphan born in a burning church and raised by a blind guitar teacher, Frankie Presto was gifted with extraordinary musical abilities that shape not only his life but the lives of those around him. At nine years old, Frankie meets the love...

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Mitch Albom’s most critically acclaimed novel yet is a stunningly original tale of love: love between a man and a woman, between an artist and his mentor, and between a musician and his God-given talent.Narrated by the voice of Music itself, the story follows Frankie Presto, a war orphan born in a burning church, through his extraordin...

Mitch Albom was born on May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1979 with a degree in sociology and earned his Master's degrees in journalism and business administration from Columbia University in New York City. Albom is a best-selling author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for the Detr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062294431

ISBN - 13:9780062294432

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely A story you can get lost in.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Mitch Albom Beautifully and simply written, the story of Frankie is both inspiring and tragic. An easy read, entertaining story and impossible to put down!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful read I have read every one of Mitch Albom's book and this may have been one of my favourites. The way that the author writes about music and love is truly beautiful. As all of his other books, this is such an easy read as you do not want to put the book down. An incredible story that I cannot wait to read again.
Date published: 2016-11-03

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“A beautiful story that forces us to think about the concept of a life well lived…Albom brings his literary magic once again.”