The Prague sonata : a novel
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New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
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Book
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First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
519 pages : color map ; 24 cm
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
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Mystery Morrow, B

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Street Date
1710
Language
English
ISBN
9780802127150, 0802127150

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Color map on endpapers.
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In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a weathered original sonata manuscript--the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens--come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the request that Meta attempt to find the manuscript's true owner--a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart--and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvořák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives--even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one after the music's secrets. Magisterially evoking decades of Prague's tragic and triumphant history, from the First World War through the soaring days of the Velvet Revolution, and moving from postwar London to the heartland of immigrant America, The Prague Sonata is both epic and intimate, evoking the ways in which individual notes of love and sacrifice become part of the celebratory symphony of life.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Morrow, B. (2017). The Prague sonata: a novel (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Morrow, Bradford, 1951-. 2017. The Prague Sonata: A Novel. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Morrow, Bradford, 1951-. The Prague Sonata: A Novel New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.

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Morrow, Bradford. The Prague Sonata: A Novel First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.

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