We’re so excited about Mitch Albom’s latest book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, that we’re celebrating with reviews starting well below the book’s release. Please scroll down to read reviews and see what people are saying!
• Hardcover: 512 pages
• Publisher: Harper (November 10, 2015)
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the earth—in this magical novel about the power of talent to change our lives.
In Mitch Albom’s epic new novel, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, Frankie Presto, a Spanish war orphan raised by a blind music teacher. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six magical strings.
But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and it weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll. Along the way, Frankie influences many artists: he translates for Django Reinhardt, advises Little Richard, backs up Elvis Presley, and counsels Hank Williams.
Frankie elevates to a rock star himself, yet his gift becomes his burden, as he realizes that he can actually affect people’s futures: his guitar strings turn blue whenever a life is altered. Overwhelmed by life, loss, and this power, he disappears for years, only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell.
With its Forrest Gump–like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers an unforgettable story. “Everyone joins a band in this life,” he observes, be it through music, family, friends, or lovers. And those connections change the world.
Mitch Albom is a bestselling novelist, a screen-writer, a playwright, and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers and has sold more than thirty-four million copies of his books in forty-two languages worldwide. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four years atop the New York Times list, is the bestselling memoir of all time.
Albom has founded seven charities, including the first-ever full-time medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in suburban Detroit.
Mitch Albom’s Tour Stops
Monday, September 21st: Priscilla and Her Books
Thursday, September 24th: Lavish Bookshelf
Monday, September 28th: Bibliotica
Wednesday, September 30th: Dreams, Etc.
Wednesday, September 30th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Thursday, October 1st: Raven Haired Girl
Monday, October 5th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Tuesday, October 6th: Back Porchervations
Wednesday, October 7th: A Dream Within a Dream
Thursday, October 8th: Mama Vicky Says
Tuesday, October 13th: Book Loving Hippo
Wednesday, October 14th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Monday, October 19th: BoundbyWords
Tuesday, October 20th: Curling Up by the Fire
Wednesday, October 21st: Book by Book
Wednesday, October 21st: Worth Getting in Bed For
Wednesday, October 28th: Shelf Full of Books
Sunday, November 1st: Cheese Head Book Reviews
Tuesday, November 3rd: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Wednesday, November 4th: The Book Wheel
Thursday, November 5th: Books and Bindings
Monday, November 9th: Suko’s Notebook
Tuesday, November 10th: My Life in Books
Wednesday, November 11th: The Consulting Writer
Thursday, November 12th: I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, November 13th: A Splendidly Messy Life
Monday, November 16th: Dreaming Big
Tuesday, November 17th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, November 19th: The Novel Life
Friday, November 20th: Melissa Lee’s Many Reads
Monday, November 30th: Walking With Nora
Thursday, December 3rd: Seaside Book Nook