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‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.’ Maybe it is but I like reading about music. I write about new books on music as they appear. My pieces are not reviews as such, but rather short reflections on the material in the book and the music documented by the writer. My name is Sturdee Roe and I write books.

2 responses

  1. Just found your piece about my book – very many thanks, it’s terrific. Alan Harper

  2. Hi there!

    My loosely autobiographical novel and accompanying CD would be a bit of a departure for you, but I figure, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Even though she lives hundreds of miles away, when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Juilliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is real and full of potential for a deeper bond, but the obstacles between them turn out to be greater than distance. Can these busy, complicated people be ready for each other at the same time? Does it even matter? Before they can answer these questions, each must do battle with the ultimate demon—fear.

    Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions. From the Great White North to the streets of New York City to the beaches of Bermuda, LETTING GO is a journey of longing, betrayal, self-discovery and hope you will never forget.

    If you think you might be interested, I can send a pdf, mobi, or epub file.

    Links to Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Noble are below. I have also included samples from the companion CD, which consists of my performances of pieces mentioned in the book, along with readings of passages that refer to them. My novel was published on Createspace, July 4, 2016.

    Here’s my bio:

    Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist (MM, DMA, The Juilliard School) of Jamaican and Bermudian descent, with experience as a college professor, private piano instructor, composer, arranger and voice actor. She has contributed to Broad Street Review since 2008, and also blogs for Huffington Post. Her first novel, Choices, was published by Kensington.

    Here are my websites (the first is more pertinent to writing):

    http://www.mariasworld.us
    http://www.mariacorley.com

    Thanks!
    Maria

    Chopin Fourth Ballade in F Minor, Op. 54
    youtu.be
    Maria Thompson Corley, piano From the CD “Music from the Novel Letting Go” available on iTunes; Dec. 15, 2016 on Amazon and Createspace. “Letting Go: A Novel…


    Chopin Fourth Ballade in F Minor, Op. 54
    youtu.be
    Maria Thompson Corley, piano From the CD “Music from the Novel Letting Go” available on iTunes; Dec. 15, 2016 on Amazon and Createspace. “Letting Go: A Novel…


    https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.-6DZGMEOUHrjqww-M_FJfAHgFo&pid=Api
    An excerpt from the Novel “Letting Go”
    http://www.youtube.com
    Read by the author. Letting Go by Maria Thompson Corley is available on Createspace, Smashwords, and Amazon. Music from Letting Go, featuring readings and piano …

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/maria+corley+letting+go?_requestid=201988

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31081165-letting-go?ac=1&from_search=true

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