Cover courtesy of Hachette/Little, Brown Spark

“I bought ‘Mozart’s Starling’ by Lyanda Lynn Haupt at Bull Moose in Waterville. It thrilled me to read about the ordinary starling being a pet for Mozart for three years in his Vienna apartment. The author experienced the same in her home in order to write her bird facts and music facts. Star was Mozart’s pet when he wrote Figaro and other masterpieces. The historian noted starling behavior throughout this unusual mix of science and musical background about Mozart’s genius, his death so very young, and his fame.” — MARTHA F. BARKLEY, Belgrade Lakes


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