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The Lucy Variations

Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain.

That was all before she turned fourteen.

Now, at sixteen, it's over. A death, and a betrayal, led her to walk away. That leaves her talented ten-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the full weight of the Beck-Moreau family expectations. Then Gus gets a new piano teacher who is young, kind, and interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano -- on her own terms. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself?

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr takes readers inside one girl's struggle to reclaim her love of music and herself. To find joy again, even when things don't go according to plan. Because life isn't a performance, and everyone deserves the chance to make a few mistakes along the way.

Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, California, and now lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author of The Lucy Variations, How to Save a Life, What We Lost, Sweethearts, and the National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl. Her website is www.sarazarr.com.

ISBN: 9780316205009

ISBN-10: 9780316205009

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 05/27/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/27/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women

Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / Music

Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents

Young Adult Fiction / Family / Siblings