Barrington Public Library Event Calendar


Date: 7/30/2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: Brown Bag Book Group- "The Music Shop" by Joyce
Contact: interlibraryloan@barringtonlibrary.com
Location: Library Meeting Room
Description: New members always welcomed!  Bring a lunch and enjoy chatting about the book.  The library can provide you with  copy of the book...just e-mail the contact listed below with your name and library card number and we will let you know when your copy has arrived.

It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop’s owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to turn and run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. Can a man who is so in tune with other people’s needs be so incapable of connecting with the one person who might save him? The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music—and love—in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction.

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