THE GLASS HARMONICA

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Louise Marley combines the past with the future in a hauntingly beautiful love story with ethereal imagery. Two musicians are linked by their love of the music they create on THE GLASS HARMONICA (4.5). Eilish Eam is a street musician living in London in 1761, whom Benjamin Franklin hires to play his newly created musical instrument made up of water-filled glasses. Erin Rushton is a classical music prodigy living in Seattle in 2018. Erin and Eilish somehow see each other as they play their glass harmonicasbut why is this happening? Ms. Marleys gift of lyrical prose is coupled with a deftness for weaving highly charged emotions into an exquisite tapestry of music and love, uniting science, fantasy and historical fiction into a captivating story. (Sep.)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper