From Publishers Weekly
Conroy's debut novel, of a young and neglected musical prodigy who is taken in by a music-store owner, was named one of PW's best books of 1993.
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“Beautifully written, and hypnotically readable…the best story I know of in a long, long time.”
“Full of enchantment…a precise conjuring of an exceptional child’s perceptions and feelings.”
“A big, old-fashioned book as satisfying as a fine evening at the symphony.”
--Dallas Morning News
“A literary event…a grand saga…Body & Soul
was written under the spell of Dickens, not to mention Stendhal, Tolstoy and the other 19th century titans…Conroy bedazzles readers!