The Music Shop

The Music Shop

Title:The Music Shop
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780813996685
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:306 pages

From the author of the world-wide bestseller, 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 ...

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 re-open and a past he will never leave behind ...


    The Music Shop Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’The silence at the beginning of a piece of music is always different from the silence at the end.’’ The blurb of this beautiful book contained two words that won me over on the spot. ‘’...

  • Julie

    The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is a 2018 Random House publication. A quirky, but sweet love story wrapped inside a loving ode to music-I love stories like this one where a group of people, from variou...

  • Larry H

    I'm somewhere between 4 and 4.5 stars. "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent." —Victor HugoMusic has always been one of my greatest passions, alongside my lov...

  • Miriam Smith

    What a delightful and enjoyable read "The Music Shop" by Rachel Joyce is! It doesn't demand constant attention or keep you awake at night, it's just a lovely nostalgic story that makes you feel so hap...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    4.5★“‘I don’t care what anyone tells me. The future’s vinyl,’ he said.. . . ‘Life has surface noise! Do you want to listen to furniture polish?’Frank is a rumpled older fellow with a l...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 Stars ”There was once a music shop. From the outside it looked like any shop, in any backstreet. It had no name above the door. No record display in the window. There was jus...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*

    This was a lovely book spanning a twenty-one year period about a stretch of shops in London with the address of "Unity Street." This turns out to be a metaphor for the way the various shop owners band...

  • Liz

    It’s 1988 and Frank sells vinyl records on a small street in a depressed part of town. He refuses to sell CDs even when the distributors all threaten to drop him. He loves music and is able to match...

  • Nenia ? Literary Garbage Can ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestHere's the thing: the concept is great. Frank owns a record store in the 1980s, when records are beginning to be replaced by CDs. He holds fast ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3.5 Stars* (rounded down).A quirky, sweet, easy read.Frank has always loved music, it was a gift from Peg, his mother. He is a music shop owner who only sells Vinyl records. The year is 1988. Everyone...