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Sara Solovitch has tremendous talent as a piano player—and suffers from paralyzing performance anxiety. At ten, she was comfortable with Bach and Mozart in her music lessons; as a teen, she attended the Eastman School of Music. But when the time came to perform in front of crowds at recitals, she was crippled with overwhelming stage fright. She finally gave up aspirations of becoming a professional pianist when her fear of performance felt insurmountable.

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Bookshop Santa Cruz staff recommendation:

Moreno's debut novel is absolutely stunning. Protagonist Piper Gallagher is an EMT driver living in Los Angeles, and violence is a normal part of her day. Her attempts to grapple with this while running from the demons of her past creates a striking and realistic portrayal of the complexity of trauma. This book will haunt you, and poke you in the places you feel most human.

Reviewed by: Mary
ISBN: 9781940450261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McSweeney's Books - September 9th, 2014


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