Title: Ellie and the Harp Maker
By: Hazel Prior
Call #: Fiction Prior. H
Ellie and the Harp Maker is a love story set in Exmoor, England and involves a nature loving, autistic harp maker and a lost housewife dominated by her husband. But that description itself is already a spoiler, because Hazel Prior tells the story directly from the point of view of Ellie and Dan (the harpmaker) and lets you decide who and what they are. I loved the simple voice of each narrator as they tell the story of what happened to them. You will cheer at the end. The book is written by a harpist (her website is still devoted mostly to her harp career.) so she knows about harps and their construction. And she also knows something about how to make a book a joy to read.