Sonata for Miriam

Sonata for Miriam

Book - 2009
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A haunting novel of loss, love, and human connection from the author of Astrid & Veronika

Linda Olsson's first novel, Astrid & Veronika , introduced readers to her gorgeous prose, and her extraordinary understanding of human relationships. With her second novel, she once again charts that terrain in a novel that also explores the significant impact of history on individual lives. In Sonata for Miriam , two events occur that will change composer Adam Anker's life forever. Embarking on a journey that ranges from New Zealand to Poland, and then Sweden, Anker not only uncovers his parents' true fate during World War II, but he also finally faces the consequences of an impossible choice he was forced to make twenty years before-a choice that changed the trajectory of his life.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9780143114703
Branch Call Number: OLSSO
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 20 cm.

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DebbyReese Jun 09, 2012

Another book by Olsson that was well-written and a pleasure to read. As the main character searches for his history, we are taken to WWII Poland. This story was about one man's journey to discover who he is - descended from Jews who fled Poland - the theme is not new -but the story is fresh and far from hackneyed. It's interesting also to read this from the perspective of someone whose history is between New Zealand and Poland.

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