Reader Reviews

“I’m enjoying Pavel’s Violin.  Wonderful imagery, and I’m learning to much about so much- A.M. – Tennessee”

“I am getting close to the end of your book, it’s hard for me to stop reading but I have to sometimes…I was reading till very late last night. Sometimes it’s very heavy reading…but It’s so well written…and it gets lighter when Pavel is speaking or thinking. Thank you so much for writing this!” –  L.C. – Prague. (Lucie was my first violin teacher, and is a relative two generations removed of Pavel.  She introduced me to his Violin.)

stars-5-0._CB192240867_“Book is Great!” –  S.H. – Tennessee

stars-5-0._CB192240867_“I am 100 pages in and finding it hard to put down! Will, your passion for the violin & music and for the people come through so crystal clear. I will recommend to my book club ladies, and to some of the students at our community college who play the violin. I just HAVE to see this violin again, and examine it in detail.”

And after finishing:

stars-5-0._CB192240867_“This book is one of those books that will stay with you a very long time. I read the author’s notes after finishing this remarkable book. I am also a student of music and am so amazed about how music can inspire people. Melnyk was inspired to tell this haunting yet hopeful story when he became the owner and player of Pavel’s Violin. The story is real, a vivid accountant of the people who lived through an unthinkable time in our history. Melnyk writes: “I hope you will not just learn about what happened,, but that you will become part of the story, yourself”…….”I hope that you will not only hear the Violin, but you will experience the playing of it”. Well he (the author) takes you there. You are one with the characters, and experience their pain, suffering, hope, and joy. And you hear the music. The wonderful music. The universal language that heals. The Song of Hope…
The author has selflessly pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of this book to the United States Holocaust Museum and other Holocaust Memorials.”  C.K. – Texas

stars-5-0._CB192240867_“This book has touched my deepest soul and surprisingly that of my 11 year old Goddaughter who is studying the Subject matter. We have read the book simultaneously with my guidance along the way. We have both laughed, cried and then actually mourned the book characters. A must read for everyone remotely interested in the plight of our Jewish brothers and sisters during the war. As my signed copy reads, “may we never forget.”  — D.C., Tennessee