Monday, April 6, 2015

Mitch Albom To Release 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' In November

It's been more than a year since I first saw Mitch Albom here in the Philippines. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that gathered together some of his fans for a chance to meet and greet him. Literally rubbing elbows with the author was a surreal experience, because for one it is the first time that I have seen in person a favorite author of mine.

During said event the author discussed his latest and previous books. He also gave some hints on his next book, which you will see has been officially titled and the official release date has been set as well. Read on to know more details about Mitch Albom's latest novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.

Check out the cover of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom


Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our lives

This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings

Frankie, born in a burning church, abandoned as an infant, and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town, until war rips his life apart. At nine years old, he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars (Duke Ellington, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley) until, as if predestined, he becomes a pop star himself.

He makes records. He is adored. But Frankie Presto’s gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people’s lives. At the height of his popularity, tortured by his biggest mistake, he vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, having finally healed his heart, does Frankie reappear just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With the Spirit of Music as our guide, we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music—and the magic—in each of us.

A lifelong musician, Mitch Albom’s passion shines through on every page. Written with an ear for rhythm and cadence, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. Heartrending and inventive, Albom’s latest is infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life”—and that music, like love, has the power to affect us all.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom will be released on November 10, 2015.