Piano Mans Daughter Special Edition by Timothy FindleyPiano Mans Daughter Special Edition by Timothy Findley

Piano Mans Daughter Special Edition

byTimothy Findley

Hardcover | October 31, 2002

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Timothy Findley’s The Piano Man’s Daughter continues to be one of his most popular books ever.A glorious reverberation of a time when change was reaching a crescendo and yet hope and renewal were always to be found, The Piano Man’s Daughter is the story of Lily Kilworth and her son Charlie, a young piano tuner, who must find answers to the questions that define his life. Who was his father? And, given the swirl of madness enveloping his mother, does he dare become a father himself?

Set at the turn of the century and inspired by the history of Findley’s own mother’s family, this is a remarkable novel that sings with love and loss, a wonderful burst of reading pleasure.

Timothy Findley was one of Canada’s most compelling and best loved writers, from the publication of his first novel in 1967 until his death in June 2002. His acclaimed novels include Spadework, Pilgrim, The Piano Man’s Daughter, Headhunter, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Famous Last Words and The Wars. Findley was a two-time winner of the ...
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Title:Piano Mans Daughter Special EditionFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 31, 2002Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0002005484

ISBN - 13:9780002005487

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Typical Findley I really love Timothy Findley's writing. He knows how to write hard, painful topics that most people never want to even touch, and he does it in a readable and enjoyable manner. Reading about the Kilworth legacy, as well as Canada as a British colony, was incredible. I love dipping into the past, and was not disappointed. I totally recommend this.
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow middle, but great ending Although this Findley novel doesn't have the intirguing plot of Pilgrim, or the raw emotion and harshness of The Wars, it is nonetheless a very enjoyable read. I found it difficult to follow all the family members at first (i.e. who was whose mother, daughter, etc.), but that problem soon disolved. The middle to middle-end section of the book had some slow moments, but Findley's prose keeps the reader from becoming bored. The ending is unexpected and totally blew me away with it's emotional impact. A good first read for someone not familiar with Findley's works, or for someone who wants to get away from the bleakness of some of his other novels.
Date published: 2001-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read Mr. Findley has woven an amazing tapestry of characters, events, and settings. An utterly beautiful tale of love, loss, and life. It will have you spellbound to the end.
Date published: 2000-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't deliver The write-up on the inside jacket promised a great read, but I was somewhat disappointed. This is a good story and worth reading, but I was expecting more character development of the mother, Lily. There could have been much more depth to her and I was left unsatisfied and somewhat frustrated as to her psyche and its makeup. This IS a good story however of family loyalities and trials, but underdevelopment of the main character is its major flaw.
Date published: 2000-06-22