The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
A Novel

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A shrewd observer of the forces that both nurture and destroy, Rachel Joyce is also very funny....A shrewd observer of the forces that both nurture and destroy, Rachel Joyce is also very funny.
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Synopsis

A love story and a journey through music, the exquisite and perfectly pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
 

About Rachel Joyce

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Rachel Joyce is an award-winning writer of more than twenty plays for BBC Radio 4. She started writing after a twenty-year acting career, in which she performed leading roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and won multiple awards. Rachel Joyce lives in Gloucestershire on a farm with her family and is at work on her second novel.
 
Published January 2, 2018 by Random House. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Oct 17 2017

...sets up a charming cast of characters, and her spirals into the sonic landscapes of brilliant musicians are delightful, casting a vivid backdrop for the quietly desperate romance between Frank and Ilse.

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Star Tribune

Good
Reviewed by LAURIE HERTZEL on Jan 06 2018

This is a touching, sometimes funny book about surviving change, the power of music and the importance of having a community — wacky or not. As with all of Joyce’s books, it will surprise you.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Hannah Beckerman on Jul 23 2017

This could equally be a description of Joyce’s prose: here is a love story that’s as much about the silences between words as what is said – the spaces between people that can be filled with mystery, confusion and misunderstanding as well as hope.

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Toronto Star

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Reviewed by Nancy Wigston on Dec 01 2017

A shrewd observer of the forces that both nurture and destroy, Rachel Joyce is also very funny....A shrewd observer of the forces that both nurture and destroy, Rachel Joyce is also very funny.

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