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The Maestro

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Maestro is a beautifully paced story that begins with the childhood of a very talented American-born classical guitarist, Gianni, who through tragic reversals comes to be raised by his grandmother first in Italy and then in Germany. Dealing with his pain and his "magnificent gift," Gianni passes through a decade of darkness where he moves away from his classical backgr ...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Bethany House Publishers (first published May 1st 1991)
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Diane E. Bible
Nov 02, 2015 Diane E. Bible rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just loved it

I'm always looking for books with a redemptive message. This was so well written --the struggle in a hopeless world full of pain and disappointment, the struggle of giftedness, the pull of pleasure and its emptiness, the growing into faith. High emotions, all real. So well written. I've read many Davis Bunn books. Only just stumbled on this earlier one. A joy to read. Excellent research.
Sep 17, 2013 Mindy rated it liked it
I read this book as a teenager at the recommendation of my dad. At the time, Gianni's struggles resonnated with my desire for spirituality and art. The idea that music can be a way into the deepest places of ourselves captivates me - which is why I reread the book every so often.
Mar 28, 2013 Jon rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Great fictional biography of a musician's journey toward Jesus. Meaningful and moving in parts as he wrestles with family members and his past.

I read this book as a teenager at a time when I really needed it. Re-read it recently and enjoyed it all over again.
Feb 03, 2016 Hannah rated it it was ok
I was bored out of my mind reading this, yet still I finished it because I didn't have any other books with me on the trip we took. I now take more than one book wherever I go. So, thanks are due to this book...but not for the usual reasons.
Alison Dean
Nov 08, 2012 Alison Dean rated it it was amazing
Love this book.

It's the third time I've read it, and there are still parts that really make me think about life and what it means.

I'd recommend it to anyone.
Aug 29, 2012 Georgie rated it it was amazing
I've read almost all of Davis Bunn's books, and this one was my very favorite!
Nancy Major
May 19, 2013 Nancy Major rated it it was amazing
Emotionally gripping story. Very good story. Well worth the read.
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