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La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

From the best-selling author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a delightful and moving story that celebrates the healing powers of friendship and music.

It is 1939. Lavender—La to her friends—decides to flee London, not only to avoid German bombs but also to escape the memories of her shattered marriage. The peace and solitude of the small town she settles in are therapeutic . . . at least at first. As the war drags on, La is in need of some diversion and wants to boost the town's morale, so she organizes an amateur orchestra, drawing musicians from the village and the local RAF base. Among the strays she corrals is Feliks, a shy, proper Polish refugee who becomes her prized recruit—and the object of feelings she thought she'd put away forever.

Does La's orchestra save the world? The people who come to hear it think so. But what will become of it after the war is over? And what will become of La herself? And of La's heart?

With his all-embracing empathy and his gentle sense of humor, Alexander McCall Smith makes of La's life—and love—a tale to enjoy and cherish.

Synopsis:

A stand-alone work by the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series finds divorcee Lavender fleeing World War II London and organizing an amateur orchestra that includes a talented Polish refugee who rekindles long-buried feelings.

Synopsis:

A stand-alone work by the author of the Isabel Dalhousie series finds divorc

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Vers series, and the 44 Scotland Street Series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He lives in Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307378668
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - General
Author:
Alexander McCall Smith
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- England.
Subject:
Orchestra
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091208
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
294

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel
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Product details 294 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307378668 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A stand-alone work by the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series finds divorcee Lavender fleeing World War II London and organizing an amateur orchestra that includes a talented Polish refugee who rekindles long-buried feelings.
"Synopsis" by , A stand-alone work by the author of the Isabel Dalhousie series finds divorc
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