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From the author of the worldwide best seller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all....

It's 1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl, he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman, with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen and a past he will never leave behind....

©2017 Rachel Joyce (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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A Fantastic Story!

First and foremost, this is a love story, but not in any conventional sense. It is a wonderfully entertaining and tender homage to music, its power, and the bonds that grow among those who share it. Not only will the characters of Unity Street feel like friends, but the many wonderful musical references might even encourage you to revisit favorites or discoverer new sounds. A truly fantastic novel, especially for those who love music!

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  • 2018-03-14

A Book that has to be heard to be fully appreciated

This book was a lovely surprise. The beauty of the language makes it seem like a literary LP. It is a symphony of words.
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  • Sharon
  • 2018-02-08

An absolutely delightful book

The narration makes this book. In some instances I found myself laughing out loud at Kit, just because of how he spoke. The story is sweet and timely. I absolutely lost myself in the characters in Unity Street.