The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Mitch Albom

Pub: November 10, 2015

Harper Collins


This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player to ever walk the earth—and the six lives he changed with his six blue strings. Born under ringing chimes of a burning church, Frankie’s amazing journey from a war-torn Spanish town to America weaves him through the musical landscape of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s, his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way (Duke Ellington, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley) until, as if predestined, he becomes a pop star himself. But Frankie Presto’s gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the magical strings his childhood teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually change people’s fates. With the spirit of Music as our otherworldly guide, we see how “everyone joins a band in this life” and how each of us affects its members, just as its members affect us. A longtime musician himself, #1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom creates his deepest, most fascinating tale, a remarkable novel about the power of talent to change lives.