The music shop: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
&;An unforgettable story of music, loss and hope. Fans of High Fidelity, meet your next quirky love story.&;&;PeopleNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES (UK) AND THE WASHINGTON POST It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop&;s owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to turn and run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. Can a man who is so in tune with other people&;s needs be so incapable of connecting with the one person who might save him? The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music&;and love&;in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction.Praise for The Music Shop &;Captures the sheer, transformative joy of romance.&;&;The Washington Post   &;Love, friendship, and especially the healing powers of music all rise together into a triumphant crescendo. . . . This lovely novel is as satisfying and enlightening as the music that suffuses its every page.&;&;The Boston Globe   &;Magnificent . . . If you love words, if you love music, if you love love, this [novel] will be without question one of the year&;s best.&;&;BookPage (Top Pick in Fiction)   &;Joyce has a knack for quickly sketching characters in a way that makes them stick. [The Music Shop] will surprise you.&;&;Minneapolis Star Tribune&;Rachel Joyce has established a reputation for novels that celebrate the dignity and courage of ordinary people and the resilience of the human spirit. . . . But what really elevates The Music Shop is Joyce&;s detailed knowledge of&;and passion for&;music.&;&;The Guardian
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf5415d5f-4e1f-c934-bf1d-fff86e18b070
Grouping Titlemusic shop
Grouping Authorrachel joyce
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-28 04:51:35AM
Last Indexed2020-11-28 05:04:43AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780525626220

Solr Details

auth_author2Hartley, Steven,
authorRachel Joyce
author2-roleBooks on Tape, Inc.
Hartley, Steven,narrator.
Random House Audio Publishing.
author_displayJoyce, Rachel
available_at_addisonAddison Public Library
detailed_location_addison2nd Floor- Adult Audio Books
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description"It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem. Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost"--
Book on CD
format_category_addisonAudio Books
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b20581038.i140092252nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC JOYCE R.1falsefalseCheck ShelfOct 15, 2020afic
ils:.b20606801.i140447052nd Floor- Adult Audio BooksAUDIO BOOK FIC JOYCE R.1falsefalseCheck Shelfaabrb
overdrive:f8228777-dd3f-4fbe-bfd3-6877b07d35ad-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_addisonAudiobook on CD
local_callnumber_addisonAUDIO BOOK FIC JOYCE R.
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library
owning_location_addisonAddison Public Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b20581038BookBooksFirst U.S. edition.EnglishRandom House, [2017]306 pages ; 25 cm.
ils:.b20606801Book on CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishRandom House Audio, [2018]7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
overdrive:f8228777-dd3f-4fbe-bfd3-6877b07d35adeBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2018
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b20581038.i14009225On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
ils:.b20606801.i14044705On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:f8228777-dd3f-4fbe-bfd3-6877b07d35ad-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
Historical fiction
Loneliness -- Fiction
Love stories
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Music stores -- Fiction
Record stores -- Fiction
Romance fiction
title_displayThe music shop : a novel
title_fullThe Music Shop A Novel
The music shop / Rachel Joyce
The music shop : a novel / Rachel Joyce
title_shortThe music shop
title_suba novel
Man-woman relationships
Music stores
Record stores