january roundup!

january roundup!

Happy February everybody! Before we plunge into my birthday month, I want to have a look back at January and see how I’m doing with my various bookish goals, plus share some stuff I got up to and some blogs I loved reading!

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the weight of a piano – arc review

the weight of a piano – arc review

The Weight Of A Piano by
Chris Cander
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pub date: 22nd January 2019
4/5 Star
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Two women over nearly 50 years are united by their attachment to an extraordinary piano and a secret that causes a domino effect of tragedy. Katya is growing up in the Soviet Union during the 1960s when a neighbour gifts her with a Bluthner piano; Clara has just ended another hopeless relationship in 2012 and is moving the same piano from her ex-boyfriend’s house to a new flat. The story of how the instrument went from one woman’s hands to the next unfolds when Clara allows the piano to be used by an enigmatic photographer for a special project, in a history as mournful and heart-wrenching as the music it played in its previous life.

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