|Posted by Nancy Young on January 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM|
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 French and Iroquois bloodline through time with the magical allure of the instrument connecting his family. Strum spans two centuries, moving from modern Canada to the 19th century 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.