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The weight of a piano / Chris Cander.

Cander, Chris (author.).

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  • 11 of 31 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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3 current holds with 31 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Paddison Memorial Branch FIC Cander, Chris (Text) 0112522351566 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/07/2019
Reynolda Manor Branch FIC Cander, Chris (Text) 0112522351450 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/11/2019
Reynolda Manor Branch FIC Cander, Chris (Text) 0112522351557 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/08/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525654674
  • ISBN: 0525654674
  • Physical Description: print
    323 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

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Summary, etc.: In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America, at her husband's frantic insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle. In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. Orphaned, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, who in his car-repair shop trained her to become a first-rate mechanic, much to the surprise of her subsequent customers. But this work, her true mainstay in a scattered life, is put on hold when her hand gets broken while the piano's being moved--and in sudden frustration she chooses to sell it. And what becomes crucial is who the most interested party turns out to be.
Subject: Piano Fiction
Women Fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Soviet Union Fiction
Bakersfield (Calif.) Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
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