Earth Hums In B Flat, The
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Young Gwenni Morgan has a gift. She can fly in her sleep. She's also fond of strawberry whip, detective stories and asking difficult questions. When a neighbor mysteriously vanishes, she resolves to uncover the secret of his disappearance and return him to his children. She truthfully records what she sees and hears: but are her deductions correct? What is the real truth? And what will be the consequences - for Gwenni, her family and her community - of finding it out? Gwenni Morgan is an unforgettable creation, and this portrait of life in a small Welsh town on the brink of change in the 1950s is enthralling, moving and utterly real. Mari Strachan's debut is a magical novel that will transport you to another time and place.
Journal Entry 2
Québec, Québec Canada on Sunday, February 01, 2015
I can’t say that this book is a real mystery novel. It’s more about a young girl who wants to know what is happening around her and tries to understand it, but not without difficulties. I liked the idea but the main character was actually quite annoying – she got on my nerves more than once and she’s only a book’s character! The writing is ok though not always easy to understand. Also, there were a lot of characters, which was sometimes a bit confusing to figure out who has done what. Overall, it’s an average book, in my opinion, but it can be enjoyed by people who like that kind of story.
Journal Entry 3
RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Released 4 yrs ago (12/1/2015 UTC) at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases
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Sent along with some goodies, as part of the 2015 Oppem's Birthday Group.
Journal Entry 4
Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Thank you for this book and the other wonderful birthday goodies! It looks like an interesting read.
Journal Entry 5
Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, May 27, 2017
[Looks like I enjoyed this a bit more than carelaisa did!]
I loved this quirky book, full of colorful characters. It had enough moments of humor to offset the somewhat depressing subject matter. Small villages can hold dark secrets despite everyone knowing (or thinking they know) everyone else’s business. The twelve-year-old narrator, Gwenni, is certainly a bit strange and she did annoy me at the beginning, but I came to really like her. In addition to having a good, kind heart, she has the unusual power of being able to fly in her sleep, and one night sees something that becomes important in solving the mystery of a neighbor’s disappearance.
It’s hard to write more without giving some plot away, so I will stop here. Not a book for everyone, but I really enjoyed it (and I’m usually rather conservative in my literary tastes).
Thank you again for sharing this, carelaisa!
This is offered in bookstogive's General Literature VBB.
Journal Entry 6
Little Free Library, Hoitt Rd (corner Brighton St.) in Belmont, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, March 24, 2018
Released 2 yrs ago (3/23/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hoitt Rd (corner Brighton St.) in Belmont, Massachusetts USA
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Left in the LFL at about 4:15. Hope it finds a new reader!
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