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What Readers Are Saying…

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

“Albom’s fable about the power of song carries you along like a beautiful melody” – People Magazine

“If you love great writing and great music — get ready to fall in love with Mitch Albom all over again!” – Hoda Kotb, The Today Show host

“Albom has taken his writing to a whole new level…Albom brings his literary magic once again…Albom has crafted a beautiful story that forces us to think about the concept of a life well lived” – Rabbi Jason Miller, Huffington Post

“Albom’s love for music is richly apparent…A pleasantly sentimental journey about the bandmates in their lives” – USA Today

“There is a richness, a solidity to the book we’ve just never read before. “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” stays with you, like that one song you just can’t get out of your head.” – Inquirer (The Philippines)

“Albom, who is in a band himself, gives a virtuoso performance as a writer in The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. It’s the best of the lot he has written so far.” – Winnipeg Free Press

“An exploration of what creativity means to the individuals who embrace it…heartwarming and heartwrenching…a wonderful array of characters, each so distinct in their tones and interactions with Frankie Presto” – San Diego Jewish Journal

“A classic in the making…[Frankie Presto] is very much alive in all the characters whom he touched throughout this musical journey.” –India Today

“Surprisingly addictive” – Terri Schlichenmeyer, Long Island Pulse

“He is not even real, yet somewhere in the lives of each of these artists was a Frankie Presto to thank…Frankie Presto is a character who is more than a man. He is an agent of music itself and representative of something indescribable. You don’t need to be a musician to understand how this novel works. In fact, once you finish “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,” you will have a deeper understanding of how music works than ever before. If you are a musician, then you will be thankful that someone finally managed to write down what it is like to be swept by a really good jam session.” – Yakima Herald

“One of the most interesting aspects of the book is the inclusion, seamlessly blended, of first person accounts of meetings with Presto by a series of real-life musical luminaries…Easy reading yet cleverly constructed, the book has plenty of depth and in usual Albom-like fashion, leaves much unanswered for further pondering. One for music lovers, whether you play or not.” –Sight Magazine (UK)

“Chronicles a single fictional life with such passion and honest emotion—not to mention musicality” –B&N Reads

“The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is certainly an unconventional novel, and it shines bright through and through. The story, the characters, settings, philosophies and thoughts expressed are all solid individually and come together seamlessly for a real tour-de-force, a book that will leave its mark on your memory, regardless of whether or not you’re a musician.” – Quick Book Reviews

“This is the third Mitch Albom novel I’ve read and I have to say, they get better each time. A unique and unforgettable story, beginning with the introduction of the narrator, Music, and ending with one of my favorite passages in the book: ‘Everyone joins a band in this life. And what you play always affects someone.’” –  Walking with Nora

“Albom uses the analogy of joining and leaving bands to share the highs and lows of the human experience. We touch, and are touched by, everyone we meet. Albom writes simply and, at times, with humor, but the result is the same – an engaging, meaningful story that will touch readers’ hearts. Although this book is almost 500 pages, the story moves quickly and is all-absorbing.” – Portland Book Review

“A unique and captivating story.” – Southeast Missourian

“This thing indeed is magic, especially if you’re a fan of any pop music in the last 50 or so years. A typical Albom paragraph appears effortless. Which, of course, means plenty of extra work went into it.” – The Barrie Examiner

“It may be Albom’s best novel.” – Valdosta Daily Times

“A master wordsmith whose writing is immensely creative and has great depth” -Amazon.com review

“Mesmerizing novel that everyone should read” – Goodreads review

“Unusual, moving, fascinating” – Amazon.com Vine Voice

“Sink into this sad, tragic, magical and musical story” – Amazon.com Vine Voice

“It is, quite simply, the most wonderful thing I’ve read in a long time.” – Amazon.com Vine Voice

“Anyone who is interested in music, makes music, or enjoys music should read this” – Goodreads review

“If you have a beating heart, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto will resonate in unison with the beat” – Goodreads review

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