La's Orchestra Saves the World
Thank you for the music...It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, the generous and determined widow, La, forms an amateur orchestra to entertain the locals and soothe her own broken heart. She recruits Felix, 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 the war is over? And can she let herself love again? "La's Orchestra" is another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from one of the nation's favourite storytellers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancenwv - LibraryThing
Very slow and gentle, this is a quiet little story. McCall Smith writes it with the measured pace he uses with the No 1 Ladies Detective books except it's even slower than that. Overall I enjoyed it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tkcs - LibraryThing
Christmas gift from Mom. It's always nice to have a new book to start on Christmas. I always like this author and I enjoyed this book, although he should have given it a different title. The story ... Read full review