Book Reviews of The Glass Harmonica

The Glass Harmonica
The Glass Harmonica
Author: Louise Marley
ISBN-13: 9780441008360
ISBN-10: 0441008364
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Amazing book. Couldn't put it down. Written from two points of veiw. The past of 1761 London and the "present" 2018 Seattle.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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A famous classical musician (Erin) is haunted by visions of a young girl (from 250 years prior) who is struggling as a street musician and is now looking to Erin for help.
It is a fun combination of fanatasy and music - light reading