Connie Hampton Connally
onnie Hampton Connally has loved music and the written word all her life. She’s published magazine stories and newspaper articles, worked as an editor, and taught high school English and elementary music.
Through teaching music, she discovered the work of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, who uplifted his nation through decades of war, fascism and communism. Ms. Connally couldn’t resist this theme of beauty amidst hardship. She wrote The Songs We Hide as a result, and she is currently writing another novel set in Hungary.
The Songs We Hide
by Connie Hampton Connally
Fear rules in Communist Hungary, 1951. After part of Péter Benedek's family farm is seized, he moves to Budapest to do manual labor. There he meets Katalin, an unwed mother and singer who recognizes Péter's talent and takes him on as her first voice student. As the two form a bond based on a mutual love of music, they see hope for a better life.
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