Amazing book. Couldn't put it down. Written from two points of veiw. The past of 1761 London and the "present" 2018 Seattle.
Lovely, haunting story set in two periods of time, with two women who love music but live in different times- yet are connected by the instrument they play.
Eilish Eam is an orphan and street musician living in 1761 London. She survives on pennies and applause, and nothing more. Until the night Benjamin Franklin stipped to listen, awestruck by her musical gift--and with plans for her future.
Erin Rushton is a famous classical musician living in 2018 Seattle. She stands in the orchestra, consumed by the music--and haunted byu visions of a young girl from the past who needs her help . . .
Well written, almost lyric. And you can clearly tell the author is also a musician.
The story of Eilish, an Irish orphan employed by Benjamin Franklin to play his newest invention, a glass harmonica, is interspersed with that of Erin, a modern/future musical prodigy of the same instrument. As Eilish navigates her way through 18th century London, Erin struggles to engineer her own independence as well as that of her composer brother Charlie, who cannot walk thanks to an inherited neurological condition. Music is the key to both of their lives, and specifically what they call "glass music", the sound of the glass harmonica.