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Monday, January 30, 2017


I recently read The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (2016).  

MA, again, does a magnificent job of weaving a fictional tale.  This story is of the life guitarist Frankie Presto, who rose from orphanhood in Spain to world acclaim as a musician, singer, and songwriter.

The story, for the most part, is narrated for us by Music, the talent.  MA cleverly uses Music as a muse to guide us through Presto's tumultuous life.  Some chapters, however, are written as personal accounts by some of the great musicians Presto met and performed with through his career.  Duke Ellington and Burt Bacharach are just two examples.

A lovely story, exquisitely told.

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