The Earth Hums in B Flat

by Mari Strachan | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on 6/15/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Thursday, June 15, 2017
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The Earth Hums in B Flat is a story of dark family secrets unraveled by the shrewd insight of twelve-year-old Gwenni Morgan, a child with an irrepressible spirit living in a Welsh village that is reluctantly entering the modern age. From the small bed that she shares with her sister at night she flies up into the starry sky above her village and looks down on the lives of its inhabitants. And when the family that she babysits for is rocked by the sudden, unexplainable disappearance of their patriarch, Gwenni is determined to solve the mystery of Ifan Evan’s whereabouts. Turning amateur detective, she is unaware that the trail will lead her closer to home than she ever imagined.
Told with a breathtaking, irresistible blend of freshness and wisdom, the voice that sixty-two-year-old Welsh debut novelist Mari Strachan has created with Gwenni is vibrant, charming, and full of heart. An unforgettable character, Gwenni’s unique way of seeing the world lends her the ability to make the ordinary extraordinary. A magical novel about the trials of youth, familial duty, and understanding, The Earth Hums in B Flat will transport you to another time and place.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at By mail / post / courier, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Journal Entry 3 by Merolia at Halandri - Χαλάνδρι, Attica Greece on Monday, September 11, 2017
Received with many thanks!!

Journal Entry 4 by Merolia at Halandri - Χαλάνδρι, Attica Greece on Thursday, December 27, 2018
I read this a while ago, probably still in 2017. I've been less and less regular in my entries these past two years and I am trying to fill some gaps now. I suppose I postponed this one because it was difficult to put my thoughts down. It is a powerful read and I still remember it quite well.

In short, I highly recommend this book. You might need to give it some time to build up while gradually realising that more is implied than stated. Don't let the childish simplicity and kindness fool you - they are the means that make a devastating story even more effective. The writer successfully captivates the atmosphere and characteristics of a small rural community, focusing on its female perspectives of different characters and ages.

Still in my hands, for the time being I have not decided what to do with it.

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