Every note played a novel
—Genova, Lisa, author.
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An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce-his divorce. He knows his left arm will go next. Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn't moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late.

Item Details
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Patients -- Fiction.
Husband and wife -- Fiction.
Pianists -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Other Authors:
Boutsikaris, Dennis, narrator.
Dominczyk, Dagmara, 1976- narrator.
Scholastic Inc., publisher.
7 audio discs (8 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical 1.4 m. per second stereo Digital recording
audio file CD audio
Compact disc.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris and Dagmara Dominczyk with an afterword read by the author.
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