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Weight of a Piano



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Author
Cander, Chris
Descriptors
Domestic Fiction
Families
Interpersonal Relationships
Loss
Music
Obsession
Location/Setting:
California
Soviet Union
Time Period:
1960s
2010s
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Summary
In 1962 Russia, Katya inherits an old Bluthner piano. She loves music and her piano. Katya marries Mikhail, who becomes a violent drunk, and eventually settle in California. Sadly, the piano is gone. Years later Clara receives a Bluthner piano from her father on her 12th birthday. At 26 years old Clara, suddenly homeless, leases her piano to photographer Greg Zeldin who uses it for a photo series in Death Valley. Greg travels to places he remembers visiting with his mother. Clara follows the adventure ultimately making a connection with Greg, his mother, her father and the piano.
Critique
A beautiful story with lots of attention to detail.
ISBN
9780525654674
  iBistro
# of Pages
323
Published
2019
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Reviewer's Initials: ED


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