THE UNHEARD MUSIC by Eleanor Cameron


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A sensitive, fine drawn novel of a librarian's day -- this tells of Jane Fielding whose obsessive aunt, now dead, had been the cause of her being jilted by Michael, and who is now looking for friendship, love and an end to loneliness. Here are the people she works with, those who fill her empty hours, those who love, and those who envy her...Timid Timothy who is surprised by falling in love suddenly, Martin, a professor drying up, who dreams of loving Jane, Mac and his soundly sane wife, Matthew, the pianist-composer whose death acts as catalyst for the events of the day, Toppy, the head librarian, who is helpful although worried, Alexia, whose marriage almost goes on the rocks, -- all these and others are shown in relation to Jane and beset with their own personal problems... Evocative characters, a warm appreciation of human relationships, a perception of the delicacy of emotional responses, this is for a critical, discriminating audience.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1950
Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.