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THE TUNES OF LENORE

March 19, 2019/in Discovery Awards 2019 /by Indie Reader Staff

IR VERDICT:

J.T. Blossom’s THE TUNES OF LENORE incorporates elements of magical realism in a near-future setting. Its 2026, and protagonist Ella attends an extreme wilderness boarding school, accompanied by her golden retriever, an unusually gifted dog, and her grandfather’s violin, Lenore. It’s a not to be missed and refreshing take on the coming-of-age novel that, along with the delightfully unique story, includes beautiful illustrations that enhance the text. A book written to capture the imagination of both young and older readers alike.

"Hi John,  I finished your book the other day, and I was really, really impressed.  I found it absolutely captivating.  I found Ella very likable, her thoughts about the events felt real and engaging, the dialogue extremely well done, and the storyline compelling.  Truly this is very, very well done.  I'm glad you shared it with me.  If you want any feedback beyond gushing admiration, just let me know." - CS

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The hierarchical and exploitive domination of the horse boys over workers, animals, and women sparks thirteen-year-old Michael’s confusion about who he is and what it means to be a man. A sensitive, school-loving student from the suburbs of Milwaukee, Michael is more interested in getting good grades, acting in school plays, and playing tennis than riding rough horses. When his father dumps him off to work at a very gritty riding stable run by wild and unsupervised young men, Michael faces many challenges and has to grow up fast. Set in the late sixties.

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