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Don Juan in Hankey, PA by Gale Martin
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Jan 16, 2012

it was amazing

The Hankey Opera Guild offers us a back stage view of the challenges of putting together an Opera.This does not mean that you have to be an avid opera enthusiast to enjoy this book, quite the contrary.

This story branches off in many directions as it provides a view into the lives of the members of the Guild as well as the struggles encountered to put on a great production and work together as a cohesive unit.

All the major characters in this story are unique in their own way as we follow them in both their public and personal life. Each character is well defined and manages to tell their own story in a way that will keep you involved and anticipating their futures. The colorful portraits of each of these characters will pull you into their lives and you will encounter the emotions they feel as the story progresses.

This is a charming, quirky, funny, complex and wonderfully written story which takes you backstage and brings you into the drama of the opera. The conversation between the characters is sharp and witty filled with strong human emotions. Their struggles both on a personal and professional level will draw the reader into their stories.

This story also demonstrates the struggle between people of varying backgrounds coming together for a common goal and putting aside their differences to realize success. They will also realize things about themselves that will cause them to re-evaluate their own behavior and learn to be more compassionate and open-minded of others.

I recommend this book for all readers to enjoy!

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