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Product Details

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Delta Peregrine Books (June 7, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970360703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970360700
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,958,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Panting after Chopin garners four stars out of four. This story provided rich characterizations and vivid descriptions of the landscape. -- Daily Republic, Sunday, June 10, 2001

The descriptions are so vivid one can almost see the colors and shapes bouncing off the pages. -- Viola Litt Callaghan, Venture Bulletin, Nov.5th 2000

About the Author

This is the fourth published novel by Therese Bonvouloir Bayol and the second one in English. She also has published poetry, both in French and in English.

Ms.Bayol has been a French teacher for many year. She retired lately to devote more time to her writing.

She and her husband Franklin live in Rio Vista, a small California town planted on the bank of the Sacramento River.

It became famous when Humphrey the whale visited it, but that's another story.


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By Yuki Yamagoochi on February 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
I read this book a few months after it came out and have recommended it to many since. The story takes place in the San Francisco bay area and makes its way to the pacific coast and all the way to eastern Canada. During this story I thought the 'psycho' nephew Nicholas was the main charactor. He fit in perfectly, The story is about his Aunt (who is in a bad marriage) and who falls head over heals for an eligible bachlor -- a pianist who is gay. I think everyone in this story had 'a few screws loose'. This made the story all the more pleasing because in everyone's life there are people like this.
The main charactor turns out to be Nicholas's aunt Joyclyn. The ending may surprise you. This is a book to read on a recliner, when ou just feel like letting go of your troubles and reading about the zaniness that others possess. A strong recommendation
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By MaryAnn Clawson on March 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
Panting after Chopin is not unlike a fasinateing rollcoaster ride. Taking you thru vistas of textures and colors . She paints with the pen till it is almost palpable. The ride is inner and outer both visiting her world and enfolding the reader in her mind and emotions You feel you are her and must continue until the mystery unfolds. She evokes a partnership with the reader going where the heart on the precipe between agony and ecstasy. At first it was a gentle trip down the garden path and then the path twisted around and locked me in. Then I couldn't put it down until I devoured it. Wonderful book I loved it.
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By BEATRICE RUANE on April 7, 2001
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So much of real life to have spread before you with such touching and accurate emotions...I read it in one sitting as the mystery holds you till the end....yet no ending....another book to follow?
The characters are real, what they elicit from one another is real, and if you have lived at all you have met them all.
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