Book Of The Day – Pickup Notes

by Ron on September 6, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction novel by Jane Lebak and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Pickup Notes has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!

“Do not miss this read, it is a complex layered work, all the players are three dimensional.” Frederick – Amazon Reviewer

Pickup Notes
by Jane Lebak
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $4


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To escape her abusive family, Joey needs her string quartet to succeed. But there’s not a lot of money in classical music, and a whole lot of competition.

When a bride gets so drunk she forgets she hired a classical string quartet, the second violinist stuns everyone by ripping off a guitar riff on her violin. Seeing a goldmine, the quartet tries to capitalize on this by changing their entire repertoire.

But changing their playlist starts twisting the friendships the quartet members have formed with one another, and now it’s going to take a lot more than promises and a new repertoire to save the quartet.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

For musicians, particularly string players, who read fiction, this is a must-read. It’s humorous, yet contains much pathos. Joey, the violinist in a string quartet has a family you love to hate. Josh, the cellist, stutters, which provides a great underlying theme. Great word imagery. This is a book I intend to keep and re-read.


I was surprised by the music knowledge written into this story. The characters are multidimensional and engaging. A thoroughly enjoyable read.


The author’s pitch-perfect dialogue makes this story of friendship, family, and stringed instruments fly along like a beautiful public domain quartet. Sweet and not too light, it makes you root for every invisible musician everywhere!


Jane Lebak’s Pickup Notes will rid you of any idea that string quartets are boring. The novel centers on the violist in a NYC-based quartet; Joey struggles against toxic family circumstances, a night job collecting tolls at a Brooklyn tunnel, and her own doubts about everything from her music to her ability to be a friend. Mix in an intriguing romantic situation, some well-placed snark and three more musicians and you have a recipe for a winner of a story.

Get Pickup Notes here: Pickup Notes

About The Author

Jane Lebak talks to angels, cats, and her kids. Only the angels listen to her, but the kids talk back. She lives in the Swamp, writing books and knitting socks, with the occasional foray into violin-playing. You’ll also find her blogging at, a resource for writers seeking agents and small publishers. Enjoy!

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