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Music in the heart

I just read The Song is You, by Arthur Phillips.  Usually I only write here about books concerning pianos and pianists, but this novel about music and art and passion is so good I wanted to make note.

The story focuses on Julian, a young middle-aged director of commercials who loves his iPod, and Cait, a much younger Irish rock singer about to break through big.  Julian and Cait fall for each other, but have one of the most unusual love relationships I’ve ever read.  Passionate, heart-wrenching.

Phillips is a wizard with words, and a remarkably perceptive ear and eye.  His characters are strongly drawn, and the dialogue zings.  He is passionate about passion, and especially about the power of yearning.

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