All Together Now Four strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship purpose and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel In the small English village of St Ambrose the members of the Br

  • Title: All Together Now
  • Author: Gill Hornby
  • ISBN: 9781408704370
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Four strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship, purpose, and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel In the small English village of St Ambrose, the members of the Bridgeford Community Choir have little in common But when their singing coach dies unexpectedly before a big contest, the motley group must join forces and voices in pFour strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship, purpose, and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel In the small English village of St Ambrose, the members of the Bridgeford Community Choir have little in common But when their singing coach dies unexpectedly before a big contest, the motley group must join forces and voices in pursuit of an impossible seeming goal Featuring an eclectic cast of characters including a mother suffering from empty nest syndrome, a middle aged man who has just lost his job and his family, and a 19 year old waitress who dreams of reality TV stardom ALL TOGETHER NOW is a poignant and charming novel about small town life, community, falling in love, and the big rewards of making a small change.

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    1. All Together Now was not as easygoing to read as I had hoped for. Not that I didn't enjoy the book. I did like parts of the book. However, I also found the book a bit dry to read. Just not as funny and engrossing as I had hoped it to be. For instance, I had a pretty hard time getting into the book and enjoying all the different characters plight and quirkiness. But, somewhere along the way I started to enjoy the book more and more and some characters situations did come to intrigue and amuse me. [...]


    2. Three and a half stars.Anyone who has ever been part of a choir or a community group should be able to relate to this book. I enjoyed reading about the small English town and the Bridgeford Community choir. I liked the different characters that drew in new members and sought to work together to help the choir win the country championship. Of course as in any group, there are always those who have a different agenda, who think they are better than the others and who have only one aim - to promote [...]


    3. Truth: I straight-up read this because of the author's last name. A Brit whose last name is Hornby? Any relation to Nick? Why, as a matter of fact, yes. Yes, this is his sister.Sadly, I was not delighted by this story. Instead, I was bored.It's actually poorly written, which surprised me. I stereotype English authors as being adept with the language. I know several people from England and thereabouts and they're all quite well-written and spoken and they're not even novelists. Ergo, I expected m [...]


    4. I think most readers will give All Together Now three or maybe four stars. Maybe they'll think it's cheesy or kind of lame or too dang sunshine-y at the end. Maybe they will be right about that. All I know is that this book made me happy. It has so many of the story elements I love: strangers become friends, community bands together, woman learns her own strength, fresh start in life/career, good guys/girls "win," music is a bridge, and more. Plus, I just can't resist a British setting. I imagin [...]


    5. Thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown for the ARC of this book.I picked up this book because I am a fan of the author's brother, Nick Hornby, and her husband, Robert Harris, so I had high hopes of the quality of the writing. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The book follows a series of lonely misfits in a small town who come together in the community choir and improve their lives, happiness and family relationships through the power of joining in and communal support.With a plotline treading su [...]


    6. While this book is not "Great Literature" it is well-written, well structured and by no means Chick Lit. A very enjoyable and absorbing read. Anyone who has ever joined a Club or Society will be familiar with the differences that occur when people with a common interest but different social background and life experiences come together.


    7. A view weeks ago I was approached to read ‘All Together Now’ by Gill Hornby, for the blog tour. I haven’t read any books by Gill Hornby before, and this book sounded different than the books I normally read. Since getting out of your comfort zone is definitely a good thing at times, I decided to participate in the tour. Well, ‘All Together Now’ definitely was a different read for me. I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary romance novels lately, and ‘All Together Now’ is definite [...]


    8. A lot of the books I read are dark with scary zombies and the world about to end but you know when the apocalypse gets too much I do like to look for a good book that will take me to a happier place.All Together Now is the perfect prescription to cure my dystopian book overdose!It is the charming tale of the small town of Bridgeford and its community choir. Now choral ensembles are everywhere this day and programmes like Glee and of course Pitch Perfect give a fun teen view to it all but the Bri [...]


    9. Book blogThis book wasn't amazing, outstanding or even close to extra-ordinary. But that's okay. That's more than okay - because it's totally what this lovely little book is about.This book is happy, uplifting and full of joy. And even though it may not be the most popular book in the world, it is definitely important. And I'm so glad I read it.The plotwas solid. It had a good beginning, middle and end. It was strong, confident and definite.The characterswere simple but sweet. Perfect for the bo [...]


    10. This is set in a small village called St Ambrose which is in decline. Some of the locals join together to form The Bridgeford Community choir and hope to make their lives more complete by joining in. They want to win the championship- can they pull together? When Constance, their singing coach dies in an accident will they be able to succeed without her?This combines a sense of community, family life, love and finding yourself. What secrets are they all hiding? Can they help each other overcome [...]


    11. As soon as i read the first page I knew this was my kind of book. It tells the story of a local choir and the stories of its members. This book was so uplifting it actually made me want to live in this town and join in. A great read that I will tell the world to read


    12. The first half of this dragged for me, and I almost abandoned it but it picks up a bit later. I liked the sparks of dry humor, but something about the writing style just came off passive. It didn't quite flow as much as I would have liked. I found myself wishing J.K. Rowling had written this instead, something along the lines of 'A Casual Vacancy'.


    13. 3.5-4* a nice read about the coming together of a community. The characters are very relatable even though we do not get overly detailed insights into each. Thoughtfully written.


    14. Originally posted on: albainbookland/2015/11All Together Now is a tale about how music can bring together a community, but also how it can brighten anyone’s life. And all this thanks to a community choir. I have to admit that being on a choir has always been something I would have loved to do but given that my music sense is non-existent and that I cannot tune when I sing even if my life depended on it… it’s a dream I had to give up a long time ago. So I found the idea for this book really [...]


    15. Set in a small UK suburb with an engaging group of characters each of whom is struggling to find a sense of purpose and direction. The local community chorus, itself struggling to remain relevant, becomes the catalyst that inspires and challenges a single mother, a recently laid-off middle-aged man, a young waitress and an under-appreciated, traditional mother among others. This was an enjoyable read. The issues that many of these characters face are contemporary: redundancy, dealing with an emp [...]


    16. I think my rating is slightly inflated because of the subject matter: A community choir that has fallen upon hard times and faces big changes. As a choral singer myself, I'm probably a little biased, but I really enjoyed reading the book. The Bridgeford Community Choir has lost its long-time leader and its direction (not musical) as well. New blood must be found to swell the choir's ranks and improve its performance before the county choir competition. A motley crew comes together to breathe new [...]


    17. Bridgeford is a small country town in England. Like many similar it has become a dormitory town for commuters and the town centre is fading. Small community groups exist but are dwindling, one of these is the Bridgeford Community Choir. The stories of some of the members, new and old, intertwine to give a portrait of small town life.In a similar way to her previous book, 'The Hive', Hornby focuses on the lives of a small group of people drawn together by common purpose. Her writing is unchalleng [...]


    18. This isn't my usual choice of genre, but I ended up enjoying the book quite a bit. the author explores the themes of dealing with change and what it means to be a community in such a way that you feel empathy towards the characters, but without it feeling too sickly sweet or preachy. I would most likely read something by this author again as it was a really easy read and perfect for summer days or going on holiday



    19. This is a quiet novel that sneaks up and grabs your attention then keeps yup interested till the end. I enjoyed the characters who live in Bridgeford and make up the choir. I also enjoyed all the music and references to performances. It took me a few pages to get interested but after that I couldn't put it down! This would be interesting for a book club to discuss,but quite enjoyable too read no your own.


    20. A gorgeous book filled with real and very vulnerable characters'.I'm an English lady living in Melbourne Australiawho misses the UK, the countryside and the English way of seeing thingsis simple book about a choir allowed me to indulge things that are important to meA feel good lovely novelThank you Gill.









    21. I started this book quite cynical, the characters were very over the top and the storyline felt a bit off. But it really grew on me and I ended up really enjoying the storyline.


    22. My Synopsis. Imagine This: You live in a small town and have single-handedly raised your child. You are now in your forties and happy to live with your son who won't move out already—something you are pleased with.Your new identity in this new town is to stay away from all sense of community, stay at home all day when you have no work and do rock and roll marathons with your son yelling at the top of your lungs. One evening, after your son has finally decided to go get a job—which wouldn' [...]


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