Accordion Crimes

Accordion Crimes

Book - 2003
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A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2003, c1996
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780684831541
0684831546
Branch Call Number: PROULX A
PS3566.R697 A63 2003x
Characteristics: 431 p. ; 21 cm

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Nov 09, 2012

Although I liked her book, "The Shipping News", I enjoyed this one more. I read it a long time ago but I still remember the laugh-out-loud scene about the surprise birthday party given by the woman's husband (forgot their names).

sit_walk Oct 02, 2009

Grim, but beautifully written.

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