Broken Chords by Barbara Snow Gilbert

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Suspenseful and sensitively told, this coming-of-age story interweaves the themes of truth-telling family bonds, courage, and self-knowledge as Clara Lorenzo, a talented teenage pianist, is deciding whether to pursue her career on the concert tour.

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Gilbert is an attorney.
Published September 9, 2009 by namelos. 196 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and Tashi, her gentle, guiding teacher, whose wisdom, perceptions, and stories of her sacrifices in her Russian homeland give Clara courage.

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The ending of the book borders on hokey, and the characterizations of Clara's accompanying players are painted with broad strokes: her Russian piano teacher, the stage mother and love interest Marshall Hammonds Lawrence, a handsome boy from a poor background who possesses a passion for music that...

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