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The Resource Wonderful feels like this, Sara Lövestam ; translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg

Wonderful feels like this, Sara Lövestam ; translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg

Label
Wonderful feels like this
Title
Wonderful feels like this
Statement of responsibility
Sara Lövestam ; translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"The Elegance of the Hedgehog meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel celebrating being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us For Steffi, going to school everyday is an exercise in survival. She's never fit in with any of the groups at school, and she's viciously teased by the other girls in her class. The only way she escapes is through her music -- especially jazz music. When Steffi hears her favorite jazz song playing through an open window of a retirement home on her walk home from school, she decides to go in and introduce herself. The old man playing her favorite song is Alvar. When Alvar was a teenager in World War II Sweden, he dreamed of being in a real jazz band. Then and now, Alvar's escape is music -- especially jazz music. Through their unconventional but powerful friendship, Steffi comes to realize that she won't always be stuck and lonely in her town. She can go to music school in Stockholm. She can be a real musician. She can be a jitterbug, just like Alvar. But how can Steffi convince her parents to let her go to Stockholm to audition? And how is it that Steff''s school, the retirement home, the music, and even Steffi's worst bully are somehow all connected to Alvar? Can it be that the people least like us are the ones we need to help us tell our own stories? "--
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Summary
Steffi, a bullied misfit, finds solace in jazz music and befriends Alvar, a senior citizen jazz musician who endured persecution in World War II, and their developing friendship provides Steffi with the ambition to audition for Stockholm's prestigious music school
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559355
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lövestam, Sara
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wideburg, Laura A.
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High school girls
  • Jazz
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Wonderful feels like this, Sara Lövestam ; translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Sweden in 2013 as Hjarta av jazz by Piratforlaget" [Stockholm]-- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944463042
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250095237
Lccn
2016046680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944463042
Label
Wonderful feels like this, Sara Lövestam ; translated from the Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Sweden in 2013 as Hjarta av jazz by Piratforlaget" [Stockholm]-- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944463042
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250095237
Lccn
2016046680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944463042

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