Wednesday, February 3, 2010

La's Orchestra Saves the World

La's Orchestra Saves the World
by Alexander McCall Smith

Lavender Stone, "La", moves to a quiet Suffolk hamlet to try to recover from a broken marriage and a broken heart. When war comes, she wants to help and finds herself working on a small farm feeding chickens.

Knowing that music can brighten the mood even in war-time, La pulls together a rag-tag orchestra.

Meanwhile, she meets Felix, a Polish refugee and flutist. La finds that she can love again but the war gets in the way.

This historical novel brings life to England, La, and her colorful companions during WWII.

- Dixie

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