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KBACH/Changing Hands Bookstore Book Notes Selection for September, 2014

If you've ever thought about going back and picking up that old instrument you used to play as a kid, Ari Goldman's book "The Late Starter orchestra" may just give you the inspiration you need to do it.  Goldman, a former new York Times Reporter and Author of the book "The Search For God at Harvard", now teaches Journalism at Columbia, but once upon a time, he was a cellist.  or at least a cello student.  he decides to start playing again, and fins the group of amaeur string players called "The Late Starters Orchestra" that meets every week in an abandoned coat factory in Man

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KBACH/ Changing Hands Book Notes Selection, Summer, 2014

The KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for Summer is the new novel "Song of the Shank" by Jeffrey Renard Allen based on the true story of 19th-century African-American Musical Savant Tom Wiggins, aka "Blind Tom". "An engrossing read based on an incredible but true story"... --Randy Kinkel, KBACH

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KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for May,2014 ;"Beethoven-- The Man Revealed" by John Suchet

KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for May, 2014; "Beethoven-- The Man Revealed"  by John Suchet.  ..."a readable, intimate portrait of a musical genius whose personality is too often obscured by hyperbole..."  -Randy Kinkel, KBACH

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KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for March, 2014 "The Sound Book-- The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World" by Trevor Cox; "Cox is fascinated by room acoustics, and how places can be designed for speech, like classrooms, and beautiful music, like auditoriums and concert halls. you can’t help but get caught up in his enthusiasm-- He's Kind of like the Indiana Jones of Acoustic research and exploration." -Randy Kinkel Listen:
, K-BACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for February, 2014

In her new book, "Still Writing-- The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life", Dani Shapiro talks about the Writing Life, and reveals How and why she chose it, or why it chose her.  It's the K-BACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for February!

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