Author: Nancy Young
Publisher: Inkwater Press
Pub date: June 2013
Nancy MC Young
Award-Winning Author of Strum: A Novel
2016 Library Journal Top 5 Most Requested Ebook (#2 in Fantasy)
2014 USA Best Book Award - Literary Fiction (Finalist)
2014 Independent Publishers Book Award - Silver Medal
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Featuring the rich bass voice of narrator McBride Hunter, with original guitar music composed by Olivier Leclerc, Strum is a unique, unforgettable experience - an epic tale that crosses geography, time, and cultures.
The Story: In 1950s Quebec, a deaf woodworker, Bernard Tenderfield, is drawn deep into the woods when he hears a lulling melody in his dreams. The forest gives him an unexpected gift - an ancient cedar falls at his feet, and he nearly loses his life salvaging part of the fallen tree to build two magical guitars.
From there, the story moves back and forth, tracing Bernard's European and Iroquois bloodline through time with the magical allure of the instrument connecting his family. Strum spans two centuries, from Canada to the French Alps to Southeast Asia and beyond, and introduces a gripping cast of characters who have moving tales to tell. Rich with beautiful imagery and thought-provoking symbolism, this debut novel will stay with listeners long after they finish the final minute.
Strum is winner of seven awards: 2016-17 Library Journal Top Ten Most Requested Self-e book (2nd Fantasy); 2014 USA Best Book Award (Finalist: Literary); 2014 Independent Publishers Book Award - IPPY Silver Medal (Best Reg'l Fiction, Canada); 2014 New York, Hollywood, San Francisco and Great Northwest Book Festivals.
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"Rich with beautiful imagery and thought-provoking symbolism, this debut novel will stay with readers long after they finish the final page. VERDICT Engrossing prose and an imaginative narrative define this gorgeous, highly recommended saga." Library Journal
Bernard, a deaf young woodworker, is drawn into an old growth forest in rural Québec by mysterious and compelling music. Summoned there by the spirits of his Iroquois and European great-grandparents, he witnesses a colossal 800-year old cedar fall literally at his feet, and nearly loses his life salvaging a portion of the great tree to craft an instrument worthy of the music he hears.
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