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Scattergood, Augusta.

Summary: Sixth-grader Theo leaves everything behind to live with his Uncle Chester, a Vietnam War veteran and loner, in Destiny, Florida, but he is drawn to play the piano in Miss Sister's dance school and soon makes friends with the feisty Anabel, a baseball fanatic who invites Theo to help solve a mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SCA

Genova, Lisa

Summary: An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. He knows his left arm will go next. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, his distant wife Karina becomes his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GEN

Swank, Denise Grover

Summary: While spending a summer in Paris, Sophie Peterson will need to decide if she can forgive her father for divorcing her mother and moving to France, and how much she should trust her heart with her first love, Mathieu.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blink 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SWA

Donohue, Keith.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DON

Halberstadt, Michèle.

Summary: Maria-Theresa von Paradis, the only daughter of the secretary of the empress of Austria, was an exceptionally gifted child. By the age of seventeen, she was a full-fledged virtuoso, playing for the royal family, acclaimed for her beauty and talent . . . and because she was blind. Her father, unable to accept her condition despite her soaring musical gifts, enlists the help of Franz Anton...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAL

Boyd, William

Summary: "The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siècle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions--familial, artistic, romantic--and their power to shape, and destroy, a life. Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron--"The Irish...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC BOY
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Burgess, Anthony

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbor House 1986

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Reynolds, Peter

Summary: When Raj's father signs him up for piano lessons so he can learn to play properly, Raj begins to lose his joy in creating music, and eventually stops playing altogether, but when his father becomes ill, he asks Raj to play again, from the heart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE REY

Coulter, Catherine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Signet 2000

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Smith, Lee

Summary: It is 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, a mental institution known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital's most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses the cascading events leading up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Margolis, Sue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delta Trade Paperbacks 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Odden, Karen

Summary: Nineteen-year-old Nell Hallam lives in a modest corner of Mayfair with her brother Matthew, an inspector at Scotland Yard. An exceptionally talented pianist, she aspires to attend the Royal Academy; but with tuition beyond their means, Nell sets out to earn the money herself--by playing piano in a popular Soho music hall. And the fact that she will have to disguise herself as a man and slip out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Genova, Lisa

Summary: A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scout Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GEN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GEN

Ishiguro, Kazuo

Summary: A surrealistic novel on a man who finds himself in a strange city, not knowing what he is doing there, but everyone seems to know him. What is more, he must be important because people ask him for favors. As he goes from encounter to encounter, the man discovers himself. By the author of The Remains of the Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ISH

Genova, Lisa

Summary: "A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness" --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GEN

Brandon, John (John Owen)

Summary: A comatose piano prodigy is attended by his gruff father, a motley vigil of devotees, a disconsolate wolf, and a would-be angel who determinedly writes songs that could free him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [McSweeney's] 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Green, George Dawes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Press 1996

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M GRE

Donohue, Keith.

Summary: A blend of fantasy and realism into an unique fable--inspired by a W.B. Yeats poem--that has been described as a bedtime story for adults. Follows the story of Henry Day, who has been kidnapped by changlings, and "Aniday," who had been left behind by the changlings to impersonate the missing Henry.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC Donoh

Blake, Ashley Herring

Summary: "A small town pianist ponders a new life away from her embarassing mother when a beautiful girl shows up and changes everything"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BLA

Mario, Helaine

Summary: "A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France. Generations of seafarers have named the place de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist. The child's godmother, Maggie O'Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of both her husband and her best friend, has withdrawn from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oceanview Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Mario, Helaine

Summary: In 1945, an Austrian girl discovers a priceless Nazi treasure near a remote alpine lake and sets in motion a decades-old secret that will change lives for generations to come. Many years later, classical pianist Maggie O'Shea is preparing her return to the world of music. Instead, a nightmare of a haunting rhapsody and hundreds of roses from a deranged stalker propel her into a world of terror....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oceanview Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Winston, Lolly

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again? The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he's still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life--but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Allen, Jeffery Renard

Summary: "In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."--Page...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL