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The Bells by Richard Harvell

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The Bells by Richard Harvell

Post by Susan » Sun November 28th, 2010, 2:46 am

Just a little mini-review...

This book was featured on the Goodread's monthly newsletter and I made a note of it. In the mountains of Switzerland, a young boy lives in a church belfry with his deaf mother (who rings the bells, hence the title) and he develops an acute sense of sound. The boy's situation radically changes and the novel takes the reader to a Swiss monastery and the musical world of Vienna during the time of Empress Maria Theresa. Through his musical talent, the boy grows up and goes through emotional and physical changes, which are tragic and heart-wrenching. Richard Harvell's writing style has an urgency that carried me along, wanting to know what happened next.
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