In GLEN GOULD: SKETCHES OF SOLITUDE writer Anne Kaufmann gives us an imaginative glimpse into the world and soundscapes of Canadian icon and music legend, Glenn Gould. It is a series of vignettes or "sketches" of Gould's life based on his own recollections over the years and those of others who knew him. Artist Rudin Koci perfectly augments the poetic prose with his colorful, bold and energetic illustrations. This book will inspire young people of today to nurture their own creativity through art and music.
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About the Author:
Anne Kaufmann is a former teacher librarian. She studied English Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto. Her passions include music, books, animals and creating nature journals. She has shared her life with dogs, horses, cats and birds. A nature lover, she spends many hours exploring the forests north of her home with her Border Collie, Indy. Some of her favorite childhood memories include summers at her cottage on Lake Simcoe, settling back on the family couch reading while listening to her dad's weekly String Quartet group, playing with her dogs and wishing for a horse. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
Glenn Gould Sketches of Solitude is a really interesting novel - it straddles the line between fiction and non fiction and is a series of short anecdotes about Gould written in a narrative form. The book is a type of historical fiction the facts are true but the details are massaged to fit the style. The book gives young adults a glimpse into the genius of Glenn Gould in a way that makes his reality become ours. The illustrations are breathtaking and bring Gould to life on the pages. The book isn't particularly long or dense but the reader gets a strong sense of who Glenn Gould was as an artist and what his early life was like. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about Canadian artists or someone who enjoys biographies that are a little outside the box.
Reviewed by Jenn (Koala_Tea)
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