While I enjoyed this book, I felt that parts of the book were a bit sluggish. Normally, I have no problem with books that switch back and forth in time but for me about the time I would get involved in one time era, the novel would switch back to the other time frame. I became more interested in the present day setting with Harry Fox-Talbot as grandpa to Robin, the piano prodigy. The themes in that portion of the book resonated more with me. I felt the author did an excellent job of portraying the role of grief in Harry's life.
Overall, the book was enjoyable and the detail on song collecting was interesting. I received this book through Penguin's First to Read Program in exchange for an honest review.