Beach Music

Beach Music

Book - 1995
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Beach Music is about Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends asking for his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South, and that leads him to shocking - and ultimately liberating - truths.
Publisher: New York : N.A.Talese, 1995
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A
ISBN: 038547590X
9780385413046
0385413041
Branch Call Number: FIC CONROY
Characteristics: 628 p. ; 25 cm

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knitter2248
Oct 02, 2017

Beautifully written. The author strings the reader along, slowly adding details from McCall's early life. A very satisfying book, illuminating much of the 60's and the country's strife with the Vietnam war. Highly recommended.

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queenmumscard
Aug 09, 2015

One of my favorite books. Excellent writing, you fall in love with the characters and his writing draws you in and keeps you attached until the end.

aaa5756 Jun 24, 2011

A++ "very good read"

eg102194 Jun 24, 2011

One of my favorites - started slow and then I couldn't put it down. I found myself thinking about it for weeks afterward.

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Gazebo
Jan 03, 2011

A very good read, that gets better as it develops; author could have condensed the first 150 pages.

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lpreston214
Apr 19, 2010

Another Pat Conroy novel with everything we've come to expect. Abusive, alcoholic fathers, loving and self-sacrificing (but far from perfect)mothers, suicides and mental illness, and plenty of angst from the past and hope for the future. Great settings in Rome and the South Carolina low country. Love it, love it, love it!!

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