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First Pages of Best-Selling Novels: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

In this post we’re continuing our look at best-seller first pages. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto By Mitch Albom is in the Religious/Inspirational category and rides high on the best-seller lists.

With a clever, catchy concept, this novel takes readers on a journey through the life of Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.

But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, and even KISS. Continue Reading…