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The White Piano (Still Life with Memories) (Volume 2) Paperback – August 27, 2015
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- "Few authors would be able to pull off the manner in which the apparent polar opposites of Ben and Anita begin to bond... but Poznansky has the visual and verbal and architectural skills to create this maze and guide us through it." - Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME reviewer
- "What is there to say? she moves my heart as I feel with the story of passion, love, pain, regrets and sorrow." - Gisela H. Sedlmayer, Author
- "The author's writing style is genuine, thoughtful, provocative and in deep emotional pain." - Elaine C Pereira, Author
From the Author
The series Still Life with Memories includes the following volumes:
- I: My Own Voice
- II: The White Piano
- III: The Music of Us
- IV: Dancing with Air
- V: Marriage before Death
- VI: Book Bites: The Wrong Girl
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Top customer reviews
Both of Uvi's books, The White Piano and The Music of Us, strike a cord of reality as my mother actually did succumb from Alzheimer's. Like Ben, I would have been over-the-top livid and unforgiving if what his father did fictionally was done to me. Fortunately I did not live such betrayal in real life.
What I am going to tell you is that this book reminds of poetry in motion. Of music set to a tune the characters is humming in your ears. Of a tapestry seen through tinted glass.
As you read the story unfolds much like when you peel an onion. You might cry but you will also get to the part where the story turns sweetly bitter, deliciously aromatic - you will get to a point where you go - that is me!
This story is amazing. Don't take my word for it. Get your copy today and see for yourself.
And let yourself hum along.
And like her previous book I have read, (nearly all books now) I could not put it down.
What is there to say? she moves my heart as I feel with the story of passion, love, pain, regrets and sorrow.
I won't say more. You have to get the well written book by the excellent author.
The core of the story is Lenny's marriage to his second wife, Anita, a much younger version of his ex-wife Natasha, who has early onset Alzheimers. While one book follows the narrative of Anita, we now hear the story from Ben's side, who is Lenny's estranged son.
His observations cast a new light on the situation. His perspective, aided by letters from his mother, bring new revelations and peel further layers of the family. The author also uses tape recordings in the book, making this a very accomplished piece of story telling. While I don't often like 'clever' or constructed plot devices, here it works extremely well.
The author has a unique sharp and poignant writing style and with the change of perspectives she gives the characters further depth. Great writing, a fascinating premise and wonderful insight in human nature make this a read very worth your time.
To be honest, I wasn’t crazy about Anita’s dialog, but I suppose it’s just the bad grammar that drives me nuts. However, that’s who she is, and it fits, but it makes me like her even less. With that said, the author draws the reader in to each character, and you can really understand where Ben and his father are coming from and why they each feel what they feel. Even their mistakes and at times, peculiar behavior, entice you to read on and find out what happens next. And what happens next is never what you expect.
In short, the book deals with very deep issues and is incredibly moving. Wow- just… wow!