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She listens to his music, composed one note on top of another until he reached a glorious symmetry - much like their life together.
A truly beautiful book; I only wish I had seen the drawings that accompany the text, and will make sure I buy the book as well as the recording.
I love Gail Godwin's clean, specific prose, and her thinly disguised (according to what I've read elsewhere) story of loss touched me.
Thought there' d be more insight in dealing with the loss of a spouse.Published 4 months ago by HamItUP
Perfect reading for someone who's lost in the early evening because their mate has died.
The beautiful ritual of sharing conversation and companionship at the end of a... Read more
This piece of writing is not worth the price. It isn't even as long as most free samples, and is far below Godwin's usual standard of prose. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Margaret Maslanka
"Evenings at Five" is a poignant, multi-faceted, crystal eulogy written by a wife to her late musician husband of many years. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by sky
As an older woman lucky enough to be married to my soul mate, who happens to be a bit older than I am, I both loved this book and had a hard time reading it, as it made me imagine... Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Ruth Ellen
I can't say more than the previous reviews have said. This is one of those books that I would force myself to lay aside for a little while just so I wouldn't finish it too... Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by M. Simpson
An author and a composer have a daily ritual. Every evening at five o'clock, they begin with Happy Hour; they then share their love of language and music along with their... Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by Laurel-Rain Snow
Gail Godwin's thin EVENINGS AT FIVE is a fictionalized tribute to her companion of thirty years, composer Robert Starer who died in 2001. Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by H. F. Corbin
I can't say much more about this book. This book is probably way over my head but the point of the story touches me deeply. Read morePublished on October 24, 2005 by Tonya Speelman