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Pianos and flowers : brief encounters of the romantic kind

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First United States edition.

"In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. What must have it like to be them? We hold our breath for them. Our heart beats faster for them. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that. This journey of exploration takes us to some exotic places. We share the lives of three sisters, brought up in Penang. We read of what happened to them, and to their Chinese neighbors caught in the tides of war. We see a group of small boys in a Glasgow slum, their young lives stunted by poverty, and hear how life worked out in contrasting ways for them. We follow a young woman's search for love in the unlikely realm of Egyptian antiquities. And through all of these photographs, and all of these stories, there runs the same refrain: the possibilities of love, of friendship, of happiness lie before us. There are big stories in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realize that these photographs speak volumes"--

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Avon Free Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300568597
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03/15/2021
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC MCC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300211436
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Caledonia Library Association FIC MCC MYS (Text)
Adult Mysteries
52135300336105
Checked out
03/02/2021
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Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC McCall Smith (Text)
New Materials
52116300768414
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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs Fic McC (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52138300263519
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Geneva Public Library MCCALL SMITH (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301077829
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Gorham Free Library FIC MCCALL SMITH (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300216632
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300401257
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03/06/2021
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Lima Public Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002063939
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03/08/2021
Livonia Public Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult New
52140300599629
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