Review from Literary Fiction Book Reviews:
A Coming of age and beyond, this novel depicts the turbulent beginnings of a young boy who needed to muster an impressive amount of courage to pursue a dream, and then again, as an adult, to pursue a relationship with the one he felt truly compatible despite obstacles that stood in their way. Imbued with fascinating insights into musical theory and the rigorous training and practice sessions required in the formation of a classical career, Tears and Trombones is a poignant examination of an unusual life.
Review from Book Viral:
A beautifully written, insightful and highly satisfying debut, Nanci Woody is an author who certainly deserves your attention and Tears and Trombones is recommended without reservation!
Review from Foreword Reviews
This highly readable, triumphant tale deserves a place on any music lover’s and book lover’s shelf.
Review from the UK: THE REVIEW
Other than her well-developed characters and a moving coming-of-age story, Ms Woody delivers a prose that blends beautifully with the musical theme in the book. It weaves a light spell around the reader, now and then torn apart by crisp dialogue, at others by the heart wrenching events depicted. As a reader, I find parts of this book close to unbearable. As a reader, I am too entranced to stop reading.