Support the Union Gospel Mission

When you buy The Fifth Beethoven we’ll donate $5 to the Union Gospel Mission. 

Fifth Beethoven cover

ISBN:  978-1-989724-05-7
Price: $10.95
Pub Date: September 15, 2020
Ages: 11-13

Why the Union Gospel Mission?

The Fifth Beethoven by Melanie Jackson is set amid the Vancouver housing crisis.  The Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is an organization working toward solutions.

Melanie Jackson chose the UGM because they work in the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver providing food and emergency shelter. The UGM also helps to provide affordable housing for families.

We want to support the UGM because we agree with its core mission, as stated on its website:

“In a world that’s broken by poverty and addiction, we are determined to offer restoration to those in need. We do this by coming alongside men, women, and children to provide a hand up towards hope and recovery.”

Housing is  vital. That is why until October 15  when you buy The Fifth Beethoven for $10.95 (+shipping) on this website we’ll donate $5 to the UGM. 

We we also donate $1 for every ebook edition sold. 

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Piano-playing Nate loves to rock out Beethoven in a style characterized more by enthusiasm than training. Nate is gazing up at Vancouver’s newest luxury building, the Keynote, when a thief in a Beethoven costume mugs him and two other victims.

But the day turns up-tempo when the Keynote’s owner, Mike Dante, offers Nate a gig playing piano in the courtyard. This is big-time opportunity knocking for a self-taught musician.

Nate thinks there’s no better way to thank his real-estate-tycoon boss than by sleuthing out the thief’s identity. But Nate soon finds himself in a mystery that grows more discordant with each beat. In his search for the thief, Nate learns about the harsh realities of those facing renovictions and about how thoughtless people in power can be.

Nate’s big dreams and folly are sure to delight readers of The Fifth Beethoven. And his belief in standing up for what is right is sure to inspire them.

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