Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey

Perri Knize (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.00
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
June 02, 2009
Pages
371
Dimensions
5.64 X 0.91 X 8.34 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743276399

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About the Author

Perri Knize is an award-winning environmental policy reporter whose articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, CondΓ© Nast Traveler, and Outside. She lives with her husband in Montana.

Reviews

"Knize...explores the nature of music and its ability to touch us."

-- The Los Angeles Times
..".a memoir about passion and ephemerality with lasting elegance and grace."

-- Washington Post
"Reading this book, you want to go out...and learn the piano, or at least visit a shop and stroke one."

-- The New York Times Book Review
"For me, Grand Obsession was intimately powerful: It changed the way I look at the world."

-- The Missoula Independent
"[Written] in a wonderfully evocative, lushly romantic style...music lovers will resonate to...[Knize's]...pursuit of a gorgeous sound."

-- Publishers Weekly
"A well-written, heartfelt, classy paean to a singular instrument."

-- Kirkus Reviews
"I was hooked from the first page....this book travels beyond the sphere of mere music."

-- The Buffalo News
"Knize has crafted a poetic tribute to the piano...Warmly recommended for all collections."

-- Library Journal