I got my third surprise package yesterday. In the wishlist I emailed to the guy, I’d told him that I love books that are about music and that An Equal Music changed my life in some strange way.
He sent a book called The Violin Maker, which is about a musician-author and a luthier and the birth of a violin..
I am, as you already know, obsessed with the idea of violins..
And so it is that strangers touch our lives in ways I doubt even they can fathom. Who makes these things happen? This will be my third-book-I-ever-read that is about violins. The other two I love in ways I cannot explain. I think this one is turning out to be almost as beautiful too.
‘Building a violin begins in butchery and ends in surgery.’
– John Marchese