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"For every child who was ever forced to play sports, a kindred spirit: Martin, 12, the funny, angst-ridden musically talented hero of O'Connor's first novel. ... Readers will relish this trip down south, and they couldn't ask for a better guide than O'Connor, who captures a young boy's heart and holds it out as a gift."

"Readers really get under Martin's skin, making his gradual transformation both realistic and gratifying. ... An intriguing first novel from a writer to watch."

Beethoven in Paradise
FS&G, 1997
Frances Foster Books
Jacket art:
David Small
ISBN 978-0-37430-666-3
PB 978-0-37440-588-5
Ages 10 and up

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