Monday, September 27, 2010

New Arrivals...

The celebrated opera singer Lo Svizzero was born in a belfry high in the Swiss Alps where his mother served as the keeper of the Loudest and Most Beautiful Bells in the land. Shaped by the bells' glorious music, he possessed as a boy an extraordinary gift for sound. But when his preternatural hearing was discovered--along with its power to expose the sins of the church--young Moses Froben was cast out of his village with only his ears to guide him in a world fraught with danger.
Rescued from certain death by two traveling monks, he finds refuge at the vast and powerful Abbey of St. Gall. There,his ears lead him through the ancient stone hallways and past the monks' cells into the choir, where he aches to join the singers in their strange and enchanting song. Suddenly Moses knows his true gift, his purpose. Like his mother's bells, he rings with sound, and soon he becomes the protégé of the Abbey's brilliant yet repulsive choirmaster, Ulrich.
But it is his gift that will cause Moses' greatest misfortune: determined to preserve his brilliant pupil's voice, Ulrich has Moses castrated. Now a young man, he will forever sing with the exquisite voice of an angel--a musico--yet, in the eighteenth century, castration is an abomination in the Swiss Confederation, and so he must hide his shameful condition from his friends and even from the girl he has come to love. When his saviors are exiled and his beloved leaves St. Gall for an arranged marriage in Vienna, he decides he can deny the truth no longer and follows her--to sumptuous Vienna, to the former monks who saved his life, to an apprenticeship at one of Europe's greatest theaters, and to the premiere of one of history's most beloved operas.
In his confessional letter to his son, Moses recounts how his gift for sound led him on an astonishing journey to Europe's celebrated opera houses and reveals the secret that has long shadowed his fame: How did Moses Froben, world-renowned musico, come to raise a son who by all rights he could never have sired?

More New Books.......
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Best of the Best Cookbook, by Food and Wine
Brave Girl Eating, by Harriet Brown
Crashers, by Dana Haynes
Danse Macabre, Gerald Elias
Emily Hudson, by Melissa Jones
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Here's The Deal, Don't Touch Me, by Howie Mandel
If You Can't Come In, Smile As You Go By, by Cindy Rice Holster
by Danielle Steel
Lost Empire, by Clive Cussler
Not By Chance Alone, by Elliot Aronson
Nothing Happens Until It Happens to You, by T.M. Shine
Packing For Mars, by Mary Roach
Santa Fe Edge, by Stuart Woods
The Secret Kept, by Tatiana De Rosnay
Seventeen Second Miracle, by Jason Wright
Sonderberg Case, by Elie Wiesel
Thereby Hangs a Tail, by Spencer Quinn
To Fetch a Thief, by Spencer Quinn
The Vaults, by Toby Ball
Waking Up In Dixie, by Haywood Smith
1022 Evergreen Place, by Debbie Macomber

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