Another great Canadian novel that I have yet to read. This auction has made my must-have book list grow by the power of a zillion!
Susan Glickman is well known for her lithe, rich poetry and brilliant literary criticism. Now she makes a sensational fiction debut with The Violin Lover, a novel set in Jewish London in the 1930s. Written against the backdrop of Hitler”s escalating campaign against the Jews, The Violin Lover tells the story of a secret love affair and its disastrous consequences. Ned Abraham, a successful doctor and amateur violinist, meets Clara Weiss and her son, Jacob. Persuaded to play a Mozart sonata with the gifted 11-year-old pianist, Ned gains Jacob”s confidence and affection. At the same time, he begins a clandestine affair with the boy”s mother and unexpectedly becomes a rival for her son”s attention. Infused with music, The Violin Lover is a moving story in three voices. Delicately evoking the sensations of performing and listening to music, Susan Glickman accomplishes the rare feat of recreating the experience of one art form in another.
Thanks lots and lots to Susan for the donation: http://www.susanglickman.com
- This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 17th and is open internationally.
- All bids will be in Canadian funds.
- Bids must increase by at least a dollar.