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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. 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 wonderful and intriguing new story collection Music for WartimeMakkai is a tremendously talented author her first book The Borrower was among my favorite books of 2011 I found her storytelling ability dazzling particularly how she created such memorable characters That talent was in full bloom in Music for Wartime which juxtaposes a few stories with Holocaust related themes or characters with other stories chronicling not uite everyday human struggles and foiblesWhile not every story of the 17 in the collection worked for me I was moved and captivated by a large number of them My favorites included Cross in which a cellist must deal with a growing shrine to an accident victim that is on her property as well as her feelings about growing older The Museum of the Dearly Departed which chronicles a woman s struggles to come to terms with the death of her fianc among other revelations Painted Ocean Painted Ship a story about how what we perceive isn t always accurate Good Saint Anthony Come Around which chronicled the relationship between two artists as told by another member of their circle The Miracle Years of Little Fork about a small town minister dealing with his town s struggles and his own emotional challenges and The Worst You Ever Feel which told the story of a young boy captivated by a concert given by a famed Romanian violinist and the revelations the boy has about the lives of the violinist and his own fatherFor someone who didn t like to read short stories about 20 years ago I have been fortunate to come across some tremendously beautiful and memorable stories I d definitely include some of the stories in Makkai s new collection among some of my favorites While the book as a whole isn t perfect it is still a fantastic example of her storytelling ability and you ll find yourself thinking about some of these characters long after you ve finishedSee all of my reviews at Can We Live 150 Years? 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Music for Wartime

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 . 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 Somos chicos de menta (Tomo 5) 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 Disciplina Positiva Para Preescolares (NIÑOS: EDUCACIÓN Y CUIDADOS) imagined” Chicago Tribune   “Impressive” O The Oprah Magazine   “Engrossing” Minneapolis Star Tribune   “Inventive” W Magazine . 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

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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. 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 theme and every week someone is eliminated A good look at the behind scene staging of these shows and how it can rub off into personal lives4th story The Miracle Years a drought ridden town and a dead elephant bring about a crisis of faith for the town minister Not a favorite6th story The Suitcase A man exchanges lives with another man in an unusual way with unusual results7th Peter Torrelli Falling apart Two young men both homosexuals meet in school One is a very good actor and become a Chicago star until suddenly his acting ability leaves him Chicago and Berghoffs how can this one missCouple of lovers on a red background After hearing noises in her piano for weeks the owner is surprised when a 10 inch Bach jumps out and runs onto her broom closetEverything we know bout the bomber a man who sets off a bomb is scrutinized from youth on Why did he do it seems to be the uestionPainted Ocean Painted Ship A college professor who teaches Rhyme of the ancient mariner mistakenly shoots an albatross while visiting Australia with unforeseen circumstances A favoriteExposition Instead of leaving for a refugee camp and safety a young pianist stays to perform one last concertCross a woman cellist arrives home to find a tacky looking display with a cross in front of her treeI ve posted a description of most of the stories in this fine collection All were immensely readable though Painted Ocean Painted Ship remains my favorite Truly wonderful stories allARC from publisher Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves imaginative voices The Purpose-Guided Universe in fiction Now the award winning writer whose stories have appeared The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stori. second story The worst you ever feel A young violinist watching a master play after years The Academy in a Romanian prison Full Dark, No Stars 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 theme and every week someone If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is eliminated A good look at the behind scene staging of these shows and how 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida it can rub off La ética de la crueldad into personal lives4th story The Miracle Years a drought ridden town and a dead elephant bring about a crisis of faith for the town minister Not a favorite6th story The Suitcase A man exchanges lives with another man 3052 in an unusual way with unusual results7th Peter Torrelli Falling apart Two young men both homosexuals meet Mercator is a very good actor and become a Chicago star until suddenly his acting ability leaves him Chicago and Berghoffs how can this one missCouple of lovers on a red background After hearing noises Pasos perdidos en Granada in her piano for weeks the owner Suffering and no suffering is surprised when a 10 Can We Live 150 Years? inch Bach jumps out and runs onto her broom closetEverything we know bout the bomber a man who sets off a bomb The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is scrutinized from youth on Why did he do Robs Shiny Dumptruck it seems to be the uestionPainted Ocean Painted Ship A college professor who teaches Rhyme of the ancient mariner mistakenly shoots an albatross while visiting Australia with unforeseen circumstances A favoriteExposition Instead of leaving for a refugee camp and safety a young pianist stays to perform one last concertCross a woman cellist arrives home to find a tacky looking display with a cross Business English in front of her treeI ve posted a description of most of the stories Mama Glow immensely readable though Painted Ocean Painted Ship remains my favorite Truly wonderful stories allARC from publisher


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 just read Which pretty much sums up my reaction to the stories in Music for Wart

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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 theme and every week someone is eliminated A good look at the behind scene staging

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    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

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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' because I thought it was abs

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    More than 4 stars not uite 45how about 425 stars?Full 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 wh

  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

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    475 stars A beautiful collection of short stories loosely tied together by themes of loss and sadness I'll be thi

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    I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI read one of Makkai's novels The Borrower previously and I think I can say I enjoyed these short stories I liked the themes of music and war moving throughout them without the pressure to connect them otherwise Some of the stories are very short 2 3 pages while others are longerSome favorites The Worst You Ever Feel a little perspective shall we

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

  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