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SUMMARY ✓ Five Night Stand ´ Legendary jazz pianist Oliver Pleasant finds himself alone at the end of his career playing his last five shows hoping the music will draw his estranged family backFrank Severs a middle aged out of work journalist is at a crossroads as his longtime dreams and marriage grind to a standstillAnd piano prodigy Agnes Cassady iEct on their triumphs and their sorrows families forsaken ideals left along the wayside secrets kept Their shared search for meaning and direction in a fractured world creates an unexpected kinship that just might help them make sense of the past find peace in the present and muster the courage to face the futur. I loved this story It's a sort of fictional biography about a man who's in his '80's and his love of music especially jazz He started playing as a child and never stopped He played all over and with some of the greats Five Night Stand refers to the last five nights he will ever play before he retires and moves from New York down to Mississippi to live with his niece A place where he hopes things have changed since he was last there and saw a young boy hanged for looking at a white woman During these five nights he has a table reserved for his children to come and see him but night after night it stays empty There is also a story about a young girl who loves music but is dying and a newspaper reporter who has just been laid off due to the times It's a terrific book about good times and sad times with a lot of history brought into it I loved this book and advise you to pick it up and do so too Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this poignant story that I loved

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Legendary jazz pianist Oliver Pleasant finds himself alone at the end of his career playing his last five shows hoping the music will draw his estranged family backFrank Severs a middle aged out of work journalist is at a crossroads as his longtime dreams and marriage grind to a standstillAnd piano prodigy Agnes. Three lives intersect in a story reflecting on successes regrets and disappointments along with a sprinkling of secrets Centering on a jazz icon as he revisits his esteemed career traveling through the blossoming era of jazz One man sharing his story his passion for music evident leaving a mark on others lives as they struggle with individual issues “Oliver sees himself as a carpenter a craftsman putting notes and melodies together fitting them when they will stepping back to rest and reconsider when they won’t” Alley is a gifted writer his prose reads like a intricate symphony downright lyrical The varying characters intriguing and incredibly complex their story’s compelling capturing your interest A wonderfully crafted story combining love life and of course music and its power Affecting utterly enjoyable you’ll find yourself uestioning your passion Jazz lovers will undoubtedly appreciate Alley’s yarn wonderful jazz musicians referenced acclaimed songs noted you’ll find yourself lost in a dazzling musical journey

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Five Night StandCassady is desperately grasping for fulfillment before a debilitating disease wrenches control from her trembling fingersWhen Frank and Agnes come to New York to witness Oliver’s final five night stand the timeless force of Oliver’s music pulls the trio together Over the course of five nights the three refl. Loved it Alley creates a distinct voice for each of the main three characters who are bound by jazz and history I was completely drawn into their lives and wanted to know about each of them Loved the descriptions of 3 of my favorite cities Memphis New Orleans and New York