The Weight of A Piano

The Weight of A Piano

Book - 2019
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Two women--an immigrant from the Soviet Union and an orphaned mechanic--find their lives fatefully linked across half a century of history by a German Blüthner piano.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525654674
Characteristics: 323 pages


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Apr 07, 2019

A solid and delightful story written in straightforward intent rather than twists and turns. The main narrative tells of history and people involved with a Bluthner piano and it's owners personal travails in relationships and historical period. Add to this a photographer on a road trip to create, through lovely geographical spots, a repeat of specific time meaningful to his mother. It's all wrapped up well and ends complete.

Nicr Feb 16, 2019

A Blüthner upright piano passes through various owners whose stories form the narrative and whose lives converge. An effective, well-written story that celebrates the power of music and the joy of letting go.

DCLadults Feb 13, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. A piano built in Russia links the stories of two women through time and across continents. An interesting choice for book groups.

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