Add this Event to Calendar 02/10/2021 07:00 PM 02/10/2021 08:00 PM Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss Weight of a Piano by Chris Candor

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. 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.



Contact: Sarah Seamans 978-388-8148 sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
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