LEADER 00000cam  2200493 i 4500 
001    1030446626 
003    OCoLC 
005    20190218025718.0 
008    180327t20192019nyu           000 1 eng c 
010    2018014507 
020    9780525654674 
020    0525654674 
035    (OCoLC)1030446626|z(OCoLC)1082267465 
040    PUL|beng|erda|cPUL|dBDX|dYDX|dLIV|dJQR|dOJ4|dTCH|dXZ9|dILC
       |dVAX|dD9M|dGRC|dKFW|dCWPCP|dTXMAL|dSSH|dCUY|dTXMCM|dCLE
       |dDLC|dNZD|dOCLCO|dJQJ|dTXWBR|dKYC|dOCLCF|dOCLCO|dZQP|dMJ8
       |dNPC|dANK|dTXU 
042    pcc 
049    TXUM 
050 00 PS3603.A53585|bW45 2019 
100 1  Cander, Chris,|eauthor. 
245 14 The weight of a piano /|cChris Cander. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bAlfred A. Knopf,|c2019. 
264  4 |c©2019 
300    323 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is 
       bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a 
       Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in 
       Germany, on which she discovers everything that she 
       herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does 
       for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young 
       family from Russia to America, at her husband's frantic 
       insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle. In 2012,
       in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara 
       Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new 
       apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had
       given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and 
       her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a 
       Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. Ophaned, 
       she was raised by her aunt and uncle, who in his car-
       repair shop trained her to become a first-rate mechanic, 
       much to the surprise of her subsequent customers. But this
       work, her true mainstay in a scattered life, is put on 
       hold when her hand gets broken while the piano's being 
       moved--and in sudden frustration she chooses to sell it. 
       And what becomes crucial is who the most interested party 
       turns out to be... 
520    1962, the Soviet Union. Eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed
       a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in 
       Germany, on which she discovers everything that she 
       herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does 
       for her. Years later, married, she emigrates from Russia 
       to America; her piano is lost in the shuffle. 2012, 
       Bakersfield, California. Auto mechanic Clara Lundy's 
       search for an apartment is complicated by the gift her 
       parents gave her shortly before they died in a fire: a 
       Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. When her 
       hand gets broken while the piano's being moved, she 
       decides to sell it. -- adapted from jacket 
590    Gift of The Gladys Johnston Fund. 
650  0 Piano|vFiction. 
650  7 Interpersonal relations.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00977397 
650  7 Piano.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01063355 
650  7 Women.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01176568 
651  7 California|zBakersfield.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01202914 
651  7 Soviet Union.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01210281 
655  7 Domestic fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01726589 
655  7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aCander, Chris.|tWeight of a piano.
       |bFirst edition.|dNew York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
       |z9780525654681|w(DLC)  2018015421 
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Browsing  PS3603.A53585 W45 2019    AVAILABLE