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Music for Wartime

Es returns with a highly anticipated collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence wit and heart A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love even as her own relationship falls apart Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall a young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead the small town minister tasked with burying its remains comes Review originally published at Learn This PhraseI read Rebecca Makkai s second novel The Hundred Year House last year and was really impressed This collection of short stories has only confirmed my faith in her talent although it s slightly patchy some of them are spectacularI ll start with The November Story because I thought it was absolutely perfect It s about a woman who s working on the production team of a reality TV show something a bit like Big Brother except all the contestants are artists It s called Starving Artist She s instructed to fabricate a relationship between two of the participants with the aim of manipulating them into actually really falling in love at the same time she s floundering in her own relationship with her girlfriend a maddeningly lazy and indecisive presence who s making a list of the pros and cons of our relationship and with whom she can His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love even as her own relationship falls apart Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall a young boy has a revelation about his father’s The Doctors Dating Bargain past when a renowned Romanian violinist The Collection plays a concert in their home When the Whispers of Feathers prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead the small town minister tasked with burying its remains comes Review originally Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal published at Learn This PhraseI read Rebecca Makkai s second novel The Hundred Year House last year and was really impressed This collection of short stories has only confirmed my faith in her talent although it s slightly Entrepreneurial Vernacular patchy some of them are spectacularI ll start with The November Story because I thought it was absolutely Advanced C Programming by Example perfect It s about a woman who s working on the Poslije svega (After, production team of a reality TV show something a bit like Big Brother except all the contestants are artists It s called Starving Artist She s instructed to fabricate a relationship between two of the Die Herrenschneiderei participants with the aim of manipulating them into actually really falling in love at the same time she s floundering in her own relationship with her girlfriend a maddeningly lazy and indecisive Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling presence who s making a list of the Cities of God pros and cons of our relationship and with whom she can

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Named a must read by the  Chicago Tribune O Magazine  BuzzFeed   The Huffington Post   Minneapolis Star Tribune  and  The L MagazineNamed one of the best short story collections of 2015 by Bookpage and Kansas City StarRebecca Makkai’s first two novels The Borrower and The Hundred Year House have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction Now the award winning writer whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stori I have already mentioned on GR probably a few too many times how I feel about short stories I am reluctant to read them am often happily surprised at how much I like some of them when I finally get round to reading them kick myself for being reluctant to read them and then want to read a novel by the author of the good short stories I have just read Which pretty much sums up my reaction to the stories in Music for Wartime Some of these stories are stunning and some are very good and some are ok but overall the collection was well worth reading Makkai is a great writer has a uirky sensibility and is surprisingly versatile in her use of characters settings and time frames I especially loved the title story told from the perspective of a young teenage boy whose parents immigrated from Roumania to the US in 1941 and who is driven to feel the losses his father suffered And I really Trial of a Feminizer probably a few too many times how I feel about short stories I am reluctant to read them am often happily surprised at how much I like some of them when I finally get round to reading them kick myself for being reluctant to read them and then want to read a novel by the author of the good short stories I have just read Which The Breach of Crowns pretty much sums up my reaction to the stories in Music for Wartime Some of these stories are stunning and some are very good and some are ok but overall the collection was well worth reading Makkai is a great writer has a uirky sensibility and is surprisingly versatile in her use of characters settings and time frames I especially loved the title story told from the Icebergs perspective of a young teenage boy whose The Line parents immigrated from Roumania to the US in 1941 and who is driven to feel the losses his father suffered And I really

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To uestion his own faith In an unnamed country a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction These transporting deeply moving stories some inspired by her own family history amply demonstrate Makkai’s extraordinary range as a storyteller and confirm her as a master of the short story form “Richly imagined” Chicago Tribune   “Impressive” O The Oprah Magazine   “Engrossing” Minneapolis Star Tribune   “Inventive” W Magazine  The best short story collections contain a paradox while short in print length they can contain material of such complexity and meatiness thus reuiring effort on the part of a reader than novels of same size Such is the case here Usually there is at least one story that makes the eyes roll the impatience accelerate but not here Several of the stories do have music as an element but they are handled in such a way as to demonstrate an insider s intense knowledge of the art form as well as the life that goes with it Most of the other stories are based in the arts even tangentially with again an insider s observations Hard to know which I d choose as a favorite so I won t even try Interspersed between the longer stories are 2 3 page Legends family history that Makkai has included As this is the first of her books I ve read I m going to pick up her others


10 thoughts on “Music for Wartime

  1. says:

    I have already mentioned on GR probably a few too many times how I feel about short stories I am reluctant to read them am often happily surprised at how much I like some of them when I finally get round to reading them kick myself for being reluctant to read them and then want to read a novel by the author of the good short stories I have

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    second story The worst you ever feel A young violinist watching a master play after years in a Romanian prison is able to tell from the music what the man went through uite goodThird story November A reality show where the contestants are all artists of some kind All sent to an artist's colony to live together Every week has a the

  3. says:

    There are only two types of stories in this splendid collection Great ones And outstanding ones Truly there is not a clunker in the batchTypically in reviewing a short story collection I start out with my favorites But I’d be hard put to choose from among 17 stories including some short shorts inspired by Rebecca Makkai’s own colorful

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    Review originally published at Learn This PhraseI read Rebecca Makkai's second novel The Hundred Year House last year and was really impressed This collection of short stories has only confirmed my faith in her talent although it's slightly patchy some of them are spectacularI'll start with 'The November Story'

  5. says:

    More than 4 stars not uite 45how about 425 starsFull disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased reviewA reality show producer A cellist dealing with the presence of a growing shrine on her property A minister in a town plagued by weather related issues A college professor for whom nothing seems to be going right These are just a few of the characters in Rebecca Makkai's

  6. says:

    Late to the party on this brilliant collection and new to this acclaimed author's writing Now I see what all the buzz is about I read her stories in awe knowing I will never be able to match her ability to conceive such layered rich stories Of the 17 stories in this book I only skimmed one of them I was entranced by the rest Makkai's prose

  7. says:

    475 stars A beautiful collection of short stories loosely tied together by themes of loss and sadness I'll be thinking about some of these stories for a long time

  8. says:

    I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI read one of Makka

  9. says:

    The best short story collections contain a paradox while short in print length they can contain material of such complexit

  10. says:

    Makkai is a fabulous writer and though I loved both of her novels this short story collection is my favorite book by her Obviously with any collection there will be stories that resonate than others but a couple of the stories rate among my favorite short stories ever There is so much skill and emotion in these stories that it's ha

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