The Fountain Overflows

The Fountain Overflows

eBook - 2010
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West's semi-autobiographical novel introduces the multi-talented Aubrey family as they strive to find their place in the world. Papa Aubrey's wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son Richard Quin is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter Cordelia is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric Aubrey family rarely enjoys a moment of harmony, as its members struggle to overcome the effects of their patriarch's spendthrift ways. Now they must move so that their father, a noted journalist, can find stable employment. Throughout, it is the Aubreys' hope that art will save them from the cacophony of a life sliding toward poverty. In this eloquent and winning portrait, West's compelling characters must uncover their true talent for kindness in order to thrive in the world that exists outside of their life as a family.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781453206980


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Nov 23, 2017

this is an extraordinary book, beautifully written.

Jul 07, 2015

I wonder if others don't like it, because it's an "older" book and it's about a classically musical family? I am putting a hold on it because it's about a classical music family.

Jul 04, 2015

This is one of my favourite books and yet when I recommend it to friends they don't like it. I guess that makes it a polarizing read. The characters are very well drawn and complex and the author leaves you as the reader to make your mind up about them. For my part, I loved the way that it evokes genteel poverty, family in the midst of great challenges, and a commitment to excellence.


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