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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Merle Miller Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries Series Release Date:
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Child prodigy Joshua Bland’s life has been anything but bland. Joshua’s father abandons him and his mentally imbalanced mother when he is a young boy, leaving him to be raised by a cynical, hostile, and self-doubting stepfather. When Joshua loses a national knowledge competition, his family’s reaction puts him on the path to becoming a World War II veteran, bestselling author, successful producer, and absentee father. A Gay and Melancholy Sound is a stark, witty portrait of a man who has had a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, yet no emotional connection to any of it. Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published from 1960–2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR Commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by upthetrellis McCreery | 11/29/2013

    " "P.S. If I find out what truth is, I'll drop you a line." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carolyn Teague | 11/13/2013

    " Very well written account of a young man that never learned to make emotional connections. An angry mother, a results at all costs oriented stepfather and his own foibles are explored. Certainly, an interior book. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leon | 11/5/2013

    " An intense and self-revealing journey into the life of one, Joshua Bland. Although, Bland struggles to love the people that have "floated" through his life, Bland is able to be sympathized with, if not partially understood, at certain points throughout this wide-ranging book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ebrookbank Brookbank | 11/4/2013

    " God, this book was depressing...but also so good! The main character feels like a family member or good friend by the end, his voice and personality is as real as anyone I've ever met in real life. "

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