Stories of Music - Holly Tripp - (GIVEAWAY!!!!)


In Holly E. Tripp’s award-winning, interactive anthology Stories of Music, she brings together over 40 authors and artists from 11 countries who tell their personal stories of how music has affected – and changed –  their lives. It’s used to heal emotions, lullaby babies, mourn losses, transform criminals, bond differences, and celebrate culture. Music is the all-powerful, non-excluding force that makes this book difficult to put down.

Stories of Music features artists, photographers, writers, and musicians, using their individual mediums to express what music means to them. The book, full of award-winning works, also features a companion web edition that allows readers to listen to voice-recorded poetry readings and original music through your mobile device, as well as watch videos that support some of the stories, making this both a visual and auditory experience.
Stories of Music: Volume 1 is the winner of two 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, including Third Place Grand Prize for nonfiction and another award for the anthology category. The book is also a 2016 Colorado Book Award winner for the anthology category.

Tripp left behind more than 10 years in the corporate world as a marketing communications professional to dedicate her time to Stories of Music, a passion that had been brewing in the back of her mind for a long time. Fascinated by her great-grandmother’s own stories of music, Tripp wanted to share with others the impact that music has on people’s lives, and how it is interwoven so deeply into who we are and where we come from.
Tripp’s parents gave her a guitar when she was 16, and she has been writing and playing music ever since. Music has always been a part of her life, and a strong bond within her family. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband, and is at work on Stories of Music, Volume 2.

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I am thrilled to be reviewing such an amazing book! This book touched me, it touched my heart, touched my soul. I was even in tears a few times reading the stories. 

I had such fun looking at and reading this book. It was so interesting. It has so much to offer the reader - Great little stories about music and musicians, poems, lots of wonderful pictures and codes to scan so you can listen to music and watch videos! This is so much more than just a book - it's an experience!

I started flagging my favorite ones but found that I was flagging almost every page!
I loved the interview video by Corey Taylor from "Slipknot", very heartfelt, sad, touching and very real! I also loved the video walking through the Appalachian trail "Lost in Walden" talking about the underground railroad with the music and singing. This was wonderful!
I loved the story of Joe, "Beyond the Sand" by Maria Edible - again very touching! And the poem "Teaching Mozart in Stone Mountain Prison".

This was one of my favorite pictures -
And last - I loved the songs by Debra Raver "The Harvest Song" and "Ejau", (Lithuanian folk songs) she has an amazing voice!

This book exceeded my expectations! I can't to see the second volume, I hope I get to review that one as well.

10% of book proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations Hungry for Music and Music & Memory. Learn more about our giving efforts.

Thank you Westwind Communications for sending me this beautiful book for my honest review!

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GIVEAWAY!!! - I am giving away one paperback copy of this wonderful book!
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  1. What a great book! Thank you for this giveaway. Sophie's books sound great and I have got to get my hands on one.

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  2. No, I have not read any of her books yet, but I'm looking forward to reading them.


  3. I haven't read one before, but she's received great reviews so I need to check out her books.

  4. I haven't read any of her books, but will definitely now. Thanks for this feature and giveaway.


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