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The Resource The Weight of a Piano

The Weight of a Piano

Label
The Weight of a Piano
Title
The Weight of a Piano
Statement of responsibility
Chris Cander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tour-de-force about two women and the piano that inexorably ties their lives together through time and across continents, for better and for worse.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. .
Summary
An immigrant from the Soviet Union and an orphaned mechanic find their lives fatefully linked across half a century of history by a German Bluthner piano
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10748795
Cataloging source
BT
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Cander, Chris
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
The Weight of a Piano
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_593960
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525654681
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Weight of a Piano
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_593960
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525654681
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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