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Off Site: MITCH ALBOM @ Central Presbyterian Church - The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Tuesday, December 1 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Author

speaking & signing

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

at Central Presbyterian Church
200 East 8th St., Austin


Tickets are now available. 
Tickets cost $30 and include a copy of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.
Each ticket admits ONE person to Central Presbyterian Church for this event.
Seating is general admission; first come, first served. 

Please note: Tickets will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets, not BookPeople. Brown Paper Tickets will issue a refund of the full face value of your tickets and the service fee within 12 hours of purchase or if the event is canceled or postponed. After that 12 hour period, tickets are non-refundable. If you purchase a ticket, cannot attend the event, and cannot refund the ticket via Brown Paper Tickets, we will hold a copy of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto for you at BookPeople for 30 days after the date of the event. You may not pick up the book in advance of the event. 


This event is being held at Central Presbyterian Church, NOT at BookPeople. 
Doors open at 5:45PM. Event begins at 7:00PM
Copies of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto will be distributed to ticket holders at the event. 
We'll distribute letters for the signing on a first come first serve basis. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.


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An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.
In Albom's most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.
But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20thcentury, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS.
Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered.
At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear just before his spectacular death to change one last life.
With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that everyone joins a band in this life and those connections change us all.. 


Mitch Albom is a bestselling novelist, a screen-writer, a playwright, and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers and has sold more than thirty-four million copies of his books in forty-two languages worldwide. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four years atop the New York Times list, is the bestselling memoir of all time.
Albom has founded seven charities, including the first-ever full-time medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in suburban Detroit. 

Thank you for supporting Mitch Albom and your local independent bookstore!  

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
200 E. 8th St.
Austin, TX 78701