EBOOK / PDF (The Piano Maker) AUTHOR Kurt Palka
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a moment ntertain committing It would be nice to read this imperfect leisurely paced novel once again while moment ntertain committing It would be nice to read this imperfect leisurely paced novel once again while wonderful and so carefully accretive atmosphere is so hauntingFor I loved H l ne her decency her resigned sense that perhaps dulce t decorum st in hic patria mori Yes for perhaps as the snowflakes scatter into pleasant oblivion the obtrusive ground level realities of the First World War s gross denial of all decent behaviour and the uglier realities of a personal postwar secret no significant accumulation of whiteness can now hide perhaps in such a winter refuge it would ven be sweet in her adoptive country to resign the weary toil of life at lastThe book ambles through the course of an underplayed feminine life serene in its uiet integrityI don t think I ve ver read such a wonderfully downplayed recent novel in these times that are designed for their shock value alone This book was an oasis of calm common sense for me in 2005Just merging from The Sordid Struggles Of An sordid struggles of an pushy office nvironment how Verything 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 A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, extraordinaryvents that brought her to this place They in.
Summary The Piano MakerIfe had accelerated since I joined my then seemingly so sleepy The Shadow Reader establishment in thearly 1970 s this was the anodyne I needed for my fast and furious lifestyleThe novel strolls uietly and almost a bit too impersonally though in 2005 that was ME through this wonderfully intelligent French woman s fin de si cle industrious life Her youthful passion for the piano Her lifelong mastery of building those very instruments The men in her life Her passions and her mistakesNow that I am rereading Thomas Hardy I see clearly that The Piano Maker is modestly cast in the mold of such slow nineteenth century novels as
HisAs I Say At Times I YearnedI say at times I yearned a touch humanity from Palka Perhaps in his other novels it s Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies evident His writing is almost masterful but austere It s beautiful but beautifully distantDistant as the snow covered farmers fields in the Canadian Maritime provinces in the old days glimpsed from the window of a chugging locomotive by a middle aged widow named H l ne distant to this world in her discrete reserven route to her destinyYes perhaps that s just it For H l ne is as beautifully distant as a mourning womanMourning her l ne is as beautifully distant as a mourning womanMourning her past a past soon to be made public as snow fills up the field. Clude the arly 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 ven 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 pisode that she had thought had been left behind forev. ,
An interesting nough yarn But the depiction of Canadian criminal procedure abysmal Thus The Courtroom Drama the courtroom drama just silly This was an asy and highly ngaging book to sit and njoy the June sunshine this afternoon The Piano Maker refers to the novel s female protagonist
Giroux who appears in a small French village in the asterly Canadian province of Nova Scotia Residents are intrigued The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right enough to wonder as to why such a uniue woman would stay in their little town and the reasoning behind Helene s arrival uicklymerges to the reader s attention I ve never read a Kurt Palka novel before but I certainly will be keeping an Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling eye out for his other books in the future As an asideI felt it was very interesting that there was no author s note at the back of the book Simply a link to a website if we wanted information Mr Palka we re readers Of coursewe want the back story Enjoyable intriguing fascinating read with a strong independent woman as the main character A good story uietly written Injoyed the first 23 of the book then it lost steam It could have been the book or it could have been me The perfect wintertime read I would imagine as soft snow dusts the barren fro. The suspenseful Monsieur Pain emotionally resonant and utterly compelling story of what brings annigmatic 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 ViolinHelene Giroux arrives alone in St Homais on a winter day She wears good city clothes and drives an legant car andhelene giroux who