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“Most moving is the story throughout of her loving bond with her son and how she saved him. No politics, intolerance, or self-righteousness, no talk of revenge, always the rigor and joy of music.”--Booklist (Starred Review)
“A miraculous journey of mother and son for whom music provided strength and nourishment.”--Kirkus Reviews
MELISSA MÜLLER is an author and journalist living in Munich. Her collaboration with Traudl Junge became an international bestseller. She is also the author of Anne Frank: The Biography.
REINHARD PIECHOCKI is the author of a number of works of cultural history and a close friend of Alice Herz-Sommer’s for many years.
ALICE HERZ-SOMMER, at 107 years old, is the oldest living Holocaust survivor. She lives in London.
What could have been a great book is merely an interesting book. I don't know who did the translation, but it is a poor one. Read morePublished 14 days ago by casinitaly
I loved it although I missed three classes. I'm hoping if you teach it again that I can make up the those I missed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dorothy J. Rice
Having seen the video on my PC, had to get the book. What a woderful woman, surely God was in her life, not just to preserve it, but to share her "musical heart" with the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Cash
I could not put down Alice's Piano. I learned so much, it was really a great book.Published 4 months ago by Carol Ann H. Skelton
Great story - I'm not into classical music so that part was a little tedious but, over all very enjoyable and rewarding to readPublished 5 months ago by basket brand
Excellent book for those who like history and the piano. Some of the detailed piano information may be too much for someone who doesn't play but the WW II history is interesting.Published 5 months ago by UK gal in Florida
An absolutely stunning book, one of the best I have ever read. One of the things that I liked the most was that the forward of the book is written by Alice . Read morePublished 5 months ago by dep