The Melody of Secrets: A Novel

The Melody of Secrets: A Novel

by Jeffrey Stepakoff
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The Melody of Secrets: A Novel by Jeffrey Stepakoff

Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is an epic love story set against the 1960s U.S. space program, when deeply-buried secrets could threaten not just a marriage, but a country.

Maria was barely eighteen as WWII was coming to its explosive end. A brilliant violinist, she tried to comfort herself with the Sibelius Concerto as American bombs rained down. James Cooper wasn't much older. A roguish fighter pilot stationed in London, he was shot down during a daring night raid and sought shelter in Maria's cottage.

Fifteen years later, in Huntsville, Alabama, Maria is married to a German rocket scientist who works for the burgeoning U.S. space program. Her life in the South is at peace, purposefully distanced from her past. Everything is as it should be—until James Cooper walks back into it.

Pulled from the desert airfield where he was testing planes no sane Air Force pilot would touch, and drinking a bit too much, Cooper is offered the chance to work for the government, and move himself to the front of the line for the astronaut program. He soon realizes that his job is to report not only on the rocket engines but also on the scientists developing them. Then Cooper learns secrets that could shatter Maria's world...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250022714
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 617,444
File size: 696 KB

About the Author

JEFFREY STEPAKOFF has written for the Emmy-winning The Wonder Years, Sisters, and Dawson's Creek, for which he was co-executive producer. Author of the acclaimed novels, Fireworks Over Toccoa and The Orchard, he has also developed and written plays, TV pilots and major motion pictures. Stepakoff holds a BA in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon. He lives in Georgia with his wife and three young children. His fiction is published in six languages.
JEFFREY STEPAKOFF has written for more than a dozen different television series, including the Emmy-winning The Wonder Years, Sisters, and Dawson’s Creek, for which he was co-executive producer.  Author of the acclaimed novel, Fireworks Over Toccoa, he has also developed and written plays, TV pilots and major motion pictures.  Stepakoff holds a BA in journalism for UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon.  He lives in Georgia with his wife and three young children.  His fiction is published in six languages.

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The Melody of Secrets: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book from the fist chapter. Literally could not put the book down until I got to the end, then didn't want it to end. I have loved all 3 of Jeffrey Stepakoff's books. Think he flies under the radar as a writer
WJean More than 1 year ago
A lovely story with a ending I didn't expect. Thought it would end differently. A good book for a book club to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, easy read. I immediatley fell in love with the characters.