Dissonance a novel
    (2014)

    Fiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : No Publisher : Made available through hoopla, 2014
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781939650122 (electronic bk.) MWT11524616, 1939650127 (electronic bk.) 11524616
LANGUAGE
English
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When Anna Kramer, a Los Alamos piano teacher, inherits the journals and scores of composer Hana Weissova, she is mystified by this bequest from a woman she does not know. Hana's music, however, soon begins to uncover forgotten emotions, while her journals, which begin in 1945 after she is released from a concentration camp, slowly reveal decades-old secrets that Anna and her family have kept buried. Dissonance is a quiet and dramatic novel that offers great emotional urgency and wisdom. It is bold in its scale, placing readers at different eras-in the concentration camp at Theresienstadt and in the scientific world of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With extraordinary sensitivity, the author unfolds the story of a woman musician inheriting the "score" of another woman's life, reconciling its themes of self-discovery with the processes of self-discovery in her own life, and, finally, freeing imprisoned memory

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