The Bells (Paperback)
Broadway Books, 9780307590534, 376pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
October 2010 Indie Next List
— Stan Hynds, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
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Praise For The Bells…
Indie Next List, October 2010
"THE BELLS does for the ears what Perfume did for the nose. A novel to engage the senses as well as tickle the mind."
—Sarah Dunant, international bestselling author of Sacred Hearts
"Harvell has written an entertaining and eye-opening aria of a book."
"Richard Harvell's first novel is a marvel of sound woven through the tale of an extraordinary life."
—Fredericksburg Freelance Star
"When I look at my copy of The Bells sitting in front of me, I cannot believe it lies there immobile and lifeless...During the time I spent entranced with this story, my body rang like the bells within its pages...Harvell’s magical prose gives sound to Moses’ life: the bells, the arias, and the uneven breath of true love."
—Historical Novels Review
"Harvell has fashioned an engrossing first novel ringing with sounds; a musical and literary treat."
"Harvell's debut is saturated with sound...A poignant and acutely told storey of the human spirit."
“Astonishing in its originality, epic in its scope, luminous in its richness, The Bells is a novel to be savored page by glorious page.”
—Cathy Marie Buchanan, New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Falls Stood Still
“I was mesmerized from first page to the last by this haunting and seductive novel. Long after I finished, the characters and their heartbreaking tale of love, loss, and obsession resonated with me still. Readers, here is a book you’ll find impossible to resist. Bravo andencore!”
—M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist