The Keeper Of Secrets: A Novel

Paperback | January 29, 2016

byJulie Thomas

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Beautiful and mysterious, The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas follows a priceless violin across generations—from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today—and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it.
 
In 1939 Berlin, 14-year-old Simon Horowitz’s world is stirred by his father's 1742 Guarneri del Gesu violin. When Nazis march across Europe and Simon is sent to Dachau, he finds unexpected kindness, and a chance to live.
 
In the present day, orchestra conductor Rafael Gomez finds himself inspired by Daniel Horowitz, a 14-year-old violin virtuoso who refuses to play. When Rafael learns that the boy's family once owned a precious violin believed to have been lost forever, Rafael seizes the power of history and discovers a family story like no other.

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Beautiful and mysterious, The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas follows a priceless violin across generations—from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today—and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it. In 1939 Berlin, 14-year-old Simon Horowitz’s world is stirred by his father'...

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A priceless violin. A family torn apart. A decision that could change everything. Berlin, 1939. Fourteen-year-old Simon Horowitz is awash in a world of music. His family owns a superb collection of instruments and at its heart is his father's 1742 Guarneri del Gesú violin. But all is lost when the Nazis march across Europe, the Horowit...

Julie Thomas lives in Cambridge, New Zealand. She wroteThe Keeper of Secretsover a seven-year period while writing and producing television and film full-time.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062240307

ISBN - 13:9780062240309

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome How can a 14 yr old boy give up base ball even if he is gifted player of violin? A family violin looted during holocaust. Where is it now? How did a Russian family got a violin and how important is it to the current owner? A maestro wants to help the child but can he risk the friendship which is important for him? Find the answers in the book. A lovely read and you will enjoy for sure and also learn many things of classical music and violins!!!!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The keeper of secrets Its okay book to read if you keen into musical instruments string ones.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The keeper of secrets Its okay book to read if you keen into musical instruments string ones.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Keeper of Secrets Really enjoyed it. A great read
Date published: 2014-02-27

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