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Now's the Time Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 2009
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A riveting jazz odyssey, written with passion, authenticity, depth, and insight. The pages burn. Larry Strauss writes with a real love and understanding of the jazz musicians who give their lives to their art. --David Evanier, author of Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin
A quintessential search into the past with surprising and moving revelations that echo into the present, Now's the Time is Strauss' strongest work yet, and will not only delight jazz aficionados but all readers of insightful and compelling storytelling. --Leonard Chang, author of Crossings, Black Heron Press
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I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and found Didi's character refreshingly honest if not always likable. The prose is spare, pacing quick tempoed, characters colorful, and the mystery at the heart of this novel keeps you turning the page. Definitely a good pick for that next long flight or a lazy day at the beach.
Now, years later, Didi is grown and a trumpet player looking for a break. Her boyfriend and her roommates keep letting her down in all sorts of things, and when a record company hears her play, it's not her they want, but the piano player.
But then Didi learns about a tape of her father's last recording, a recording said to be amazing. This begins her search for the tape, and on her journey, she finds herself.
Didi is a remarkable character, complex and compelling. Sultry and bluesy, Strauss pens a tale of warmth, loss, and balm for the soul. The plot is sound, the mystery slowly unfolding, keeping you turning the pages quickly as the characters leap to life. History and music buffs will enjoy this one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fabulous read! After reading it and enjoying it myself, I bought copies for all the jazz fans in my life.Published 14 months ago by NSM
I enjoyed this book immensely. Though Didi has a clear goal in the book, the story isn't quite like anything I've ever read. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Jonathan Maas