Adult Book Club Discussion: "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto"

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the book "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom..

A Spanish war orphan born in a burning church and raised by a blind guitar teacher, Frankie Presto was gifted with extraordinary musical abilities that shape not only his life but the lives of those around him. At nine years old, Frankie meets the love of his life, Aurora; that same day, civil war tears apart his home and he is sent to America, smuggled in the bottom of a boat with only guitar and six strings imbued with the power to change lives.

Relying on music to survive, Frankie’s talent weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from Detroit’s jazz scene and the Grand Ole Opry, to Elvis mania and Woodstock—all the while searching for Aurora.

As his fame grows, Frankie finds love, friendship, and celebrity. Even so, his gift becomes his burden, driving a wedge between him and his beloved Aurora—now his wife. Overwhelmed by life, loss, and the power of his strings, Frankie disappears for years, only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell.

With its Forrest Gump–like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. “Everyone joins a band in this life,” Albom observes, “only some of them play music.”

Copies of the books are available upon request at the library. 

Please contact the library for meeting location.

What:  Adult Book Club
When:  Tuesday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m.

Where: TBD
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2019 

January:  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

February:  Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
March:  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

April:   Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

May:  Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

June:  Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

July: Maisie Dobbs Vol. 1 by Jacqueline Winspear

August: Red Notice by Bill Browder

September:  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

October:  The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
November: American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

December:  Night by Elie Wiesel