The piano maker : a novel

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[Toronto] : McClelland and Stewart, [2015].
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275 pages ; 21 cm
9780771071287, 0771071280, 9780735253285, 0735253285


Helene Giroux arrives alone in St. Homais on a winter day. She wears good city clothes and drives an elegant car, and everything she owns is in a small trunk in the back seat. In the local church she finds a fine old piano, a Molnar, and she knows just how fine it is, for her family had manufactured these pianos before the Great War. Then her mother's death and war forces her to abandon her former life. The story moves back and forth in time as Helene, settling into a simple life, playing the piano for church choir, recalls the extraordinary events that brought her to this place. They include the early loss of her soldier husband and the reappearance of an old suitor who rescues her and her daughter, when she is most desperate; the journeys that very few women of her time could even imagine, into the forests of Indochina in search of ancient treasures and finally, and fatefully, to the Canadian north. When the town policeman confronts her, past and present suddenly converge and she must face an episode that she had thought had been left behind forever. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Palka, K. (2015). The piano maker: a novel . McClelland and Stewart.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Palka, Kurt, 1941-. 2015. The Piano Maker: A Novel. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Palka, Kurt, 1941-. The Piano Maker: A Novel [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart, 2015.

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Palka, Kurt. The Piano Maker: A Novel McClelland and Stewart, 2015.

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