The Piano Maker



The Suspenseful, Emotionally Resonant, And Utterly Compelling Story Of What Brings An Enigmatic French Woman To A Small Canadian Town In The 1930s, A Woman Who Has Found Depths Of Strength In Dark Times And Comes To Discover Sanctuary At Last For Readers Of The Imposter Bride, The Cellist Of Sarajevo, Sarah S Key By Tatiana De Rosnay, And The Red Violin.Helene Giroux Arrives Alone In St Homais On A Winter Day She Wears Good City Clothes And Drives An Elegant Car, And Everything She Owns Is In A Small Trunk In The Back Seat In The Local Church She Finds A Fine Old Piano, A Molnar, And She Knows Just How Fine It Is, For Her Family Had Manufactured These Pianos Before The Great War Then Her Mother S Death And War Forces Her To Abandon Her Former Life The Story Moves Back And Forth In Time As Helene, Settling Into A Simple Life, Playing The Piano For Church Choir, Recalls The Extraordinary Events That Brought Her To This Place They Include The Early Loss Of Her Soldier Husband And The Reappearance Of An Old Suitor Who Rescues Her And Her Daughter, When She Is Most Desperate The Journeys That Very Few Women Of Her Time Could Even Imagine, Into The Forests Of Indochina In Search Of Ancient Treasures And Finally, And Fatefully, To The Canadian North When The Town Policeman Confronts Her, Past And Present Suddenly Converge And She Must Face An Episode That She Had Thought Had Been Left Behind Forever.The Piano Maker

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Piano Maker
  • Kurt Palka
  • 14 July 2017
  • 0771071280

10 thoughts on “The Piano Maker

  1. says:

    Once again I have been mesmerized by Kurt Palka s storytelling and wonderful writing This is the story of H l ne Giroux, daughter of Master piano makers in France, and later a Master herself H l ne s story moves in time and place from the years leading up to WWI through to the 1930 s, and from France to Asia, to England, and to Canada, with many shorter and longer side trips in between.During the war years, H l ne loses her mother, her husband, and eventually the family business She and her y Once again I have been mesmerized by Kurt Palka s storytelling and wonderful writing This is the story of H l ne Giroux, daughter of Master piano makers in France, and later a Mast...

  2. says:

    A good story, quietly written I enjoyed the first 2 3 of the book, then it lost steam It could have been the book, or it could have been me.

  3. says:

    Enjoyable, intriguing fascinating read with a strong, independent woman as the main character.

  4. says:

    I adore strong female characters, especially when they are from a time in history, 1814 1830 s, when it was unusual for women to be skilled craftsmen, have a career, be business smart, have male friends and travel to exotic locales to boot Helene, from The Piano Maker, is all of that andAuthor, Kurt Palka, tells us Helene s story, which begins in Montmagny, France and ends in Saint Homais, Nova Scotia, with adventures in Haiphong, England, Montreal and Alberta in between, with skill an I adore strong female characters, especially when they are from a time in history, 1814 1830 s, when it was unusual for women to be skilled craftsmen, have a career, be business smart, have male friends and travel to exotic locales to boot H...

  5. says:

    Its not often that I will read a book in a day.What prompted me was my in person book club It was the book club that recommended we read it, but I was way too absorbed in other books to pick it up until yesterday I didnt actually plan to read it at that point, mainly because I wanted to wait until I got to Nova Scotia on my cross country tour challenge However, it seemed I could not put it down for long, as KP really draws the reader in immediately The writing is as spare and austere as the Its not often that I will read a book in a day.What prompted me was my in person book club It was the book club that re...

  6. says:

    This was an easy and highly engaging book to sit out and enjoy the June sunshine this afternoon The Piano Maker refers to the novel s female protagonist, Helene Giroux, who mysteriously appears in a small French village in the easterly Canadian province of Nova Scotia Residents are intrigued enough to wonder as to why such a unique woman would stay in their little town and the reasoning behind Helene s arrival quickly emerges to the reader s attention I ve never read a Kurt Palka novel befo This was an easy and highly engaging book to sit out and enjoy the June sunshine this afternoon The Piano Maker refers to the novel s female protagonist, Helene Giroux, who mysteriously appears in a small French...

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It was well written, and interesting to read about this woman and her very interesting life It held my interest right from the start Can t wait to read another book of his.

  8. says:

    I liked it, though it was nothing particularly remarkable Reminded me of a lesser version of Burial Rites or even Alias Grace.

  9. says:

    In einer klaren, wenngleich nicht unpoetischen, sondern atmosph risch dichten Art und Weise erz hlt Kurt Palka von den Unw gbarkeiten des Lebens, insbesondere in der Zeit nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg Im Mittelpunkt steht d...

  10. says:

    This is a great little mystery with a strong female lead The big reveal at the end was an interesting situation that makes you wonder what you would do in the same situation The alternation between past and present was quite seamless as...

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