Glassmusic

Glassmusic In the serene Fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until through no choice of her own she becomes holder of her family s secrets Her father a bli

  • Title: Glassmusic
  • Author: RebeccaSnow
  • ISBN: 9781942280019
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the serene Fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century, Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until, through no choice of her own, she becomes holder of her family s secrets Her father, a blind preacher who ministers through sacred music played on glassware, increasingly relies on Ingrid to see for him even as it threatens to tear apart his marriage And after shIn the serene Fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century, Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until, through no choice of her own, she becomes holder of her family s secrets Her father, a blind preacher who ministers through sacred music played on glassware, increasingly relies on Ingrid to see for him even as it threatens to tear apart his marriage And after she witnesses an assault against her sister, Ingrid must decide when to speak and when to remain silent, whom to trust and when to run away This historical coming of age novel explores the sometimes devastating realities of loyalty and jealousy, with philosophy, music, and love serving as guides.

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    1. Rebecca Snow’s debut novel Glassmusic is lovely to read, lyrical as music, like the songs for the water-filled glasses played by the blind father in 1920s Norway. Five siblings come of age, one daughter sorrowfully, and the reveal of tragedies surrounding her changes life for her family, including the future for her sister Ingrid, through whose eyes the story is told.The rural setting and the community create a powerful presence against which good and evil play out in what would be a more trad [...]

    2. This is a wonderful gem of a book. Coming-of-age, Bildungsroman-esque books are one of my favorite, and this captures the growing up and life-education of Ingrid so well. I love that reading experience that happens in books about young people where you as an adult know what is happening but the child in the book does not, and when the author portrays that innocence and coming-of-age so beautifully. This is what happens in Glassmusic. But then there is also underlying mystery, darkness and obscur [...]

    3. I could not stop turning the pages of this beautiful, compelling story because the writer made me care so deeply about the characters. I worried for them, hoped for them, and dreamed for them. They were utterly real. Rebecca Snow's writing is so gorgeous you might almost forget how gorgeous it is because it does not draw attention to itself, only to the place, people, and events - which include some stunning surprises. I found it deceptively easy to glide through it all, but I know how difficult [...]

    4. Glassmusic achieves a lot in a short space, successfully evoking the world of early twentieth century rural Norway and creating a rite of passage novel for Ingrid, the main character, and her blind father, who creates music from filled glasses of water. It explores in a thought-provoking way how religion can uplift or distort into disturbing behaviour. The writing is deceptively spare, creating its own beauty, which complements the simplicity of the farming setting.Rubery Book Award

    5. The rural Norwegian world of Ingrid, a young girl living in the early twentieth century, is as tragic as it is beautiful. Poetic prose and a gripping story kept me engaged even as I wanted to look away from the subtle jabs and uncomfortable silences hinting at the darker forces working beneath Ingrid's seemingly idyllic family life.

    6. A beautiful, lyrical story. The writing is lovely and the narrative transports you to another land and another time. This novel was quick to read, but stayed with me long after I turned the final page.

    7. I simply devoured this. Beautiful, lyrical prose. I so deeply connected with the characters, I didn't want to put this down. Per Petterson meets Ann-Marie MacDonald.

    8. Simple read to the point almost felt it was teen read, but not a bad read. The dynamics of one family. Book clubs pick for June.

    9. slow at the start, I wasn't drawn in until it picked up last third of book. but then, I really enjoyed it. hence 3 stars

    10. Rebecca Snow's debut novel, GLASSMUSIC, is beautifully written. Snow’s descriptions of the harsh Norwegian landscape are poetic, but it is the compelling story that propels the reader forward. Young Ingrid is a lovely protagonist, and seeing the world through her eyes is a gift. She witnesses terrible things, is complicit in her own tragedy, and yet she remains hopeful. This, ultimately, is what makes the book such a pleasure. Snow writes with a confident grace, sprinkling in Norwegian words a [...]

    11. Rebecca Snow takes you into the head of a young girl, Ingrid, who is struggling to understand a life full of dichotomies. Ingrid attempts to come to terms with the spoken and the unspoken, the visible and the invisible in her small bucolic world. The author's wonderful prose captivatingly transported me through the story, waiting to discover how the main character would move out of the balancing act she had created to survive in her family - as well as how she would find a place for herself beyo [...]

    12. Music stronger than glass The ability to make music in any form requires a stronger than ordinary spirit. Ingrid is that spirit and her quest for that clear note the one right note is what allows her to reach higher than most in life as it applies to love, to protecting what is right, and to instinctively forge an enlightened path. A beautiful book.

    13. Slow startOverall, great story line! You really enjoy Ingrid's character. Slow start, but things picked up and kept my attention well!

    14. GlassmusicI gave this story a 5 star ratingI enjoyed it very much! I believe the character Ingrid was the most interesting.e made the story real!

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