La's Orchestra Saves the World

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Vintage Canada, Nov 17, 2009 - 256 pages
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La's Orchestra Saves the Worldis another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from this favourite storyteller.

It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, La, the generous and determined widow, forms an amateur orchestra to entertain the locals and soothe her own broken heart. She recruits Feliks, a refugee from Poland, to play the flute, and a touching friendship emerges. When the war is over and the orchestra disbands, La is left pondering her next move. What role can she play in her community now that the war is over? And can she let herself love again?


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McCall Smith is a profuse writer in several genres. I put this one in the category of ‘gentle reads’ with a simple story structure. Taking place in Britain during WWII it follows the life and loves of ... Read full review

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McCall Smith is a profuse writer in several genres. I put this one in the category of ‘gentle reads’ with a simple story structure. Taking place in Britain during WWII it follows the life and loves of ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenonTheNo. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agencyseries, theIsabel DalhousieSeries, thePortuguese Irregular Verbsseries, and the44 Scotland Streetseries. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He lives in Scotland.


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