TheMusic Shop by Rachel Joyce is filled with colorful characters.--literally-- a tattoo artist, a clerk who blankets the street with flyers, and most importantly the music shop owner, Frank. Frank helps customers and friends through tough times by choosing the right music to listen to: a a heartbroken Chopin listener gets Aretha Franklin. Frank's whole world changes when a mysterious customer in a green coat faints outside his shop. This novel even has a playlist on Spotify!
Christopher Knight lived in a tent encampment in the Maine Woods for 27 years, never being seen or speaking to another human. He lived unlike anything you can imagine--breaking into homes for food, batteries, propane, books, even mattresses--waking up in the middle of the night so as not to freeze to death in the heart of the winter.
If you have never read a book by Brewster's own Sally Gunning, you are in for a treat! Every year, Sally's books top our in-store bestseller lists. Her books are known for strong female protagonists, attention to authentic historic detail, and compelling stories that are a joy to read. The Widow's War is the 1st book in the Satucket Trilogy--including Bound and The Rebellion of Jane Clarke. You should read them all. These books are all at least partially set in Brewster, but don't need to be read in order.