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The Resource The weight of a piano, Chris Cander

The weight of a piano, Chris Cander

Label
The weight of a piano
Title
The weight of a piano
Statement of responsibility
Chris Cander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Ophaned, 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..
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cander, Chris
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A53585
LC item number
W45 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piano
  • Women
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soviet Union
  • Bakersfield (Calif.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
Label
The weight of a piano, Chris Cander
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030446626
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780525654674
Lccn
2018014507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030446626
Label
The weight of a piano, Chris Cander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030446626
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780525654674
Lccn
2018014507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030446626

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