(From the cover) Original title : Thirteen Days to Glory. The true, minute-by-minute, bullet-by-bullet story of how 182 tough Texans fought off for 13 desparate days an army that outnumbered them 30 to 1!
This review written by Walter Damrosch.
"Alice in Orchestralia" is but another "alice in Wonderland," for the author taakes us in delightful fashion into the heart of that most wondrous land of all-the land of music.
Alice is to be envied, for there is hardly anything about a modern symphony orchestra-its make-up, its functions, its manner of speaking that universal language of human emotions-that she does not learn theough the pages of this book. And it is all done in such a bequiling way that one might swear that it had been written by the whimsical and immortal author of the original "Alice in Wonderland."
I am glad that this work was written by an American, and am proud that he is also a member of my orchestra. I prophesy for this book a wide distribution wherever the English tongue is spoken and the love of music prevails.
The mother and daughter bound for California and the midwstern family left behind. The obsessive desire to rise in the world, the passion be anywhere but the here we are born to...As the book opens Adele August and her 12-year-old daughter, Ann are running away to California in her splindid (unpaid for) Lincoln Continental fleeing small-town boredom and what she believes to be the dead-end lives of her mother and sister. A book that holds us with its storytelling brilliance, its sharp and profound understanding, its generousity of spirit.
ISBN is 0425108589, but when I kisted it as such a different cover image came up. My cover has Poirot as the central figure (head shot) ahd then other characters around the edge on the front cover. This is on book posted on bookshelf of April A.
I was personally disappointed in this book because I believe in angels, but not in ghosts. There was too much about writers thoughts?, views?, on ghosts and I wasn't interested in what I feel is fiction.