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  • By JAM Publications
    Feb 18, 2015
    Letter sent to Ulla by a friend visiting for Christmas/Birthday celebrations 2014: Dear Ulla, I’ve just re-read your book, and the piano is beginning to seem like an old friend. I’m inclined to defend him from the characterization on the back cover. He needs to lighten up about appliances, but who wouldn’t be disgruntled about getting turned upside-down or covered in sawdust? From his limited perspective, he’s an acute observer— and that rare thing, a good listener. (The back cover refers to the piano as ‘it’, but he strikes me as human and—in a predominantly female household—male). Had I read the book before your wonderful party, I’d never been tempted to stand near the piano and survey the scene from his point of view. For there was the Christmas tree with the familiar candles, and the space where the oak tree used to be, and there were the interesting people he’d grown accustomed to over the years. And there was Bill, whose arrival in Mother’s life may have made him a little... More > jealous. And there were Karin and Julia, who’d learned to play on him in Bonn. And there was Jobi, home from college, and sisi, who might come over and play after all the guests had departed. And most important, there was Mother, wearing an embroidered dress not unlike the one she’d worn in 1984. I could go on ad on, but I’ll close by congratulating you on an extraordinary memoir which only someone with an extraordinary life, well-lived, could have written. Love, Zoe< Less
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Product Details

First Edition
December 9, 2014
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.42 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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