The Piano Man's Daughter

The Piano Man's Daughter

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Timothy Findley's The Piano Man's Daughter continues to be one of his most popular books ever.A glorious reverberation of a time when change was reaching a crescendo and yet hope and renewal were always to be found, The Piano Man's Daughter is the story of Lily Kilworth and her son Charlie, a young piano tuner, who must find answers to the questions that define his life. Who was his father? And, given the swirl of madness enveloping his mother, does he dare become a father himself?

Set at the turn of the century and inspired by the history of Findley's own mother's family, this is a remarkable novel that sings with love and loss, a wonderful burst of reading pleasure.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2002, c1995
Edition: Commemorative hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9780002005487
0002005484
Branch Call Number: FIC Findl
Characteristics: 498 p. : ill

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

This Victorian-Gothic novel by the late Timothy Findley was short-listed for the 1995 Giller Prize. Based on the character of his aunt, and set in turn of the century Toronto, the themes of memory and madness make this family story a fascinating read.

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bette108
Jul 23, 2012

I couldn't read past page 29. Too heady for light summer reading.

Goober1950 Jun 28, 2011

Good book to own

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lightbytheway
Dec 07, 2010

A real Canadian classic!

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lightbytheway
Oct 24, 2010

The Piano Man's Daughter
by Timothy Findley

A real Canadian Classic. This book is not a "fast read" for sure

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Cabby
Sep 09, 2008

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