The Music Shop

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is a charming novel about the magical powers of music, specifically tunes played on vinyl records. The owner of a corner music shop in 1988 is a profoundly lonely man whose life could be about to change if he lets it. The book is loaded with quirky characters whose devotion to music powers their interactions. It’s a straightforward story that is not simple and the message of hope is wonderful. It’s a lovely novel.