To Love A Stranger2018-03-18T08:11:10+00:00

Project Description


Diversity and Love (LF)

To Love A Stranger by Kris Faatz is a novel full of all kinds of love—big, messy, secret. It is a novel full of music and juicy orchestra drama rivalling Mozart In The Jungle. It is a novel full of both sweetness and sadness. Readers are safe in this author’s thoughtful hands, amidst these gorgeous words, in this world rich with the heady sounds of darkness, honesty, forgiveness. To Love A Stranger is written with the harmony of humanity in mind. To Love A Stranger is a song.”
— Leesa Cross-Smith, author of Every Kiss A War
“To Love A Stranger is a novel filled with decent, loving people all seeking acceptance, of and from others, and from themselves most of all.”
– Mark Farrington, author of Manion in Darkness


Sam and Jeannette have two things in common: a deep passion for music and a driving need to escape from themselves. They meet in the fall of 1986, when they both arrive in Virginia to work with the Richmond Symphonic Artists, an orchestra fighting for its survival. Each of them sees the other as a lifeline. But as they struggle to save their orchestra and look for redemption in each other, their past secrets – especially Sam’s – threaten to destroy the future they’re trying to build.

Written by Kris Faatz, this debut novel launches in 2017.