Shadow Songby Kay, Jane Rosenman (Editor)
Shadow Song Amid the breathtaking beauty of the Catskill Mountains, Avrum Feldman listened to the haunting voice of Amelita Galli-Curci ringing over the Shandaken Valley-a Voice no one else could hear. When he died at age one hundred six, his obsession for the famous opera diva had lasted three-quarters of a century. Most people considered Avrum crazy,/i>
Shadow Song Amid the breathtaking beauty of the Catskill Mountains, Avrum Feldman listened to the haunting voice of Amelita Galli-Curci ringing over the Shandaken Valley-a Voice no one else could hear. When he died at age one hundred six, his obsession for the famous opera diva had lasted three-quarters of a century. Most people considered Avrum crazy, someone preoccupied with romantic nonsense. Nut Madison Lee "Bobo" Murphy was not among them, for he, too, had a love that changed his life, or almost did: Amy Lourie.
"Shadow Song is a rare and beautiful book."
"A heartwarming story"
"A rare and wonderful love story....Absolutely enchanted."
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Terry Kay's novels include Taking Lottie Home, The Runaway, Shadow Song, and the now-classic To Dance with the White Dog, twice nominated for the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, and winner of the Southeastern Library Association Book of the Year Award. Terry Kay has been married for 44 years and has four children and seven grandchildren. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
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Even though Kay states that he has never written a love story, many of his books are just that. The Shadow Song is a wonderful read. All of his books are excellent.
'that one undeniable moment of change' for me came when I read this book by Terry Kay. An unbelievable author who touched me with this book like no one else. Anyone who has wondered 'what if' or wished they had the courage to find themselves MUST read this book. It was life changing for me. I buy it for anyone that will read it.
A great novel of two people who realize and admit who they are and who they want and enjoy nostalgic truths in arriving at that realization. Truly a great read.
This is the best book I've ever read. I live to read so this is quite a statement. Anyone I've ever told to read the book has loved it as much as I do. This is a two tiered love story. The emotions it evokes are incredible. I can't recommend it enough
I just could not feel warm and fuzzy about this book. I am disappointed that Mr. Kay's idea of a 'romance', written at the request of his friends, is a story of infidelity and adultery. The story is interesting and well written, the characters are likable. But I didn't like what the story represented. Also,I can't believe that anyone would still feel the same about someone they had a summer crush on at 17 years of age - 38 years ago, especially if he or she has not seen or been in contact with that person during the 38 years. (I say crush because at 17, that's about all it was.) Does this mean they have not grown up yet?