Never stop looking up.
In darkly comic rock-fable Fly By Night, a gypsy prophecy propels melancholy sandwich maker-slash-wannabe musician Harold and two entrancing sisters through a star-crossed journey of love and connection. Featuring a catchy score and inventive story-telling, this sweeping ode to young love culminates during the epic Northeast blackout of 1965 and is a tale about discovering light in a world beset by darkness.
This starlit musical strums at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati September 1-29.
Searching for more terrific titles about the light of love and the joy of the journey? Follow the guiding light of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! Here’s a small sampling of the star-crossed stories on the shelves…
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Book)
Bestselling author John Green returns with an eagerly anticipated and emotional novel about sickness and health, life and death. Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs. For now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too: post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and – shockingly, to her – interested in Hazel.
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (Book)
From the beloved New York Times-bestselling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love.
Annie loves Duncan⎯or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn’t. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they’ve got. Tucker’s been languishing (and he’s unnervingly aware of it), living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin⎯his young son, Jackson. But then there’s also the new material he’s about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest album, Juliet⎯entitled, Juliet, Naked . What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one’s promise.
(500) Days of Summer (DVD)
Morning Glory by Tim Buckley (CD)
This acoustic guitar player’s soaring voice beautifully captures both the joyful and melancholy moments of love.
Venezuela 70, an Anthology (CD)
One of the best secrets we have in our music collection: incredible catchy and dancey 70’s jams blending a variety of styles including jazz, bossa-nova, and electronical music.