Kirkus Reviews has named My Interview with Beethoven among its eight best Indie novels of 2017.
“The protagonist lovingly describes Beethoven as ‘an honest soul, lined with deep fissures and clumsy mendings’—which is just how he comes across in this deeply researched, accomplished work of historical fiction.” ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“My Interview with Beethoven is rife with fact and fiction that creates a vivid, wild, beautiful and memorable historical novel.” ~ The Historical Novel Society
“A brilliantly original, deftly crafted, engagingly entertaining novel from beginning to end, ‘My Interview with Beethoven‘, which is unreservedly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library collections, impressively showcases author L. A. Hider Jones’ genuine flair for narrative driven historical fiction.” ~ Midwest Book Review
ONE MAN SEEKS OUT HIS FATHER.
ONE MAN STRUGGLES TO REVIVE HIS FAME.
ONE WOMAN’S LOVE BRINGS THEM TOGETHER.
It’s 1826, and young Virginia newspaperman George Thompson leaves his unhappy past for Vienna, “the city of music.” His mission: Interview the composer, Ludwig van Beethoven.
But George wants more than an interview. He wants to get close to Beethoven because he’s been told the composer is his natural father. By striking at the composer’s ego, George convinces the “Lion of Vienna” to put his work aside and share his life’s story. What transpires at the end of the interview turns George’s life inside out, and forces Beethoven to reveal a dark, personal secret.
Based on true events, My Interview with Beethoven is an inspirational story of a young man’s journey to right wrongs, find love in unexpected ways, and heal the deep wounds of those he touches.