Fiction Rosalyn Story More Than You Know

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More Than You Know

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9780972456289: More Than You Know

This debut novel opens with a 9-year-old boy carefully bearing a tiny infant through a furious thunderstorm. Sworn to hide the baby's origins, he delivers the nameless child safely to the doorstep of an unaware family. Decades later, the boy, L.J. Tillman, has matured into a brilliant young jazz saxophonist and is happily married to Olivia, a promising singer who works as a beautician. When the secret L.J. has kept so faithfully is finally revealed, it tears apart his relationship with Olivia and starts a downward spiral that ends with him homeless and playing for pocket change on the streets of New York. For her part, the tormented Olivia, abandoned by L.J., sinks into depression.

More Than You Know is the elegantly crafted story of how this shattered couple rescues their marriage: shaken to the core, they discover that truth conforms to its own rules and that love can endure even the most profound injuries.

Rosalyn Story, herself a successful musician and writer about music, has created an emotionally consuming page-turner that delves deeply into the mysteries of family and marriage in rich, lyrical prose.

Rosalyn Story is a violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony and author of And So I Sing (Amistad, 1990), a nonfiction work about African American opera singers. More Than You Know is her first novel.

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A sweeping love story about how long-buried family secrets devastate the marriage between a brilliant saxophonist and a singer. This debut novel opens with nine-year-old boy carefully bearing a tiny infant through a furious thunderstorm. Sworn to hide the baby’s origins, he delivers the nameless child safely to the doorstep of an unaware family. Decades later, the boy, L.J. Tillman, has matured into a brilliant jazz saxophonist whose life has been torn apart; homeless, he's playing for pocket change on the streets of New York. When the secret L.J. has kept so faithfully is finally revealed, it shatters his marriage to Olivia, a promising singer who works as a beautician. More Than You Know is the elegantly crafted story of how this troubled couple rescues their marriage: shaken to the core, they discover that truth conforms to its own rules, and that love can endure even the most profound injuries. Rosalyn Story, herself a successful musician and writer about music, has created a lyrical, emotionally consuming page-turner that delves deeply into the mysteries of love, family, and marriage.

"Lyrical and lovely; how rare it is for a book to transport me to another time and place the way this novel does." - David Haynes, author of Somebody Else's Mama and The Full Matilda

"[Rosalyn Story] gives us the intricacies of jazz - music and metaphor - in a way that turns each chapter into a verse of the song that teaches us what it costs to be a full human being." - Maxine Clair, author of Rattlebone and October Suite

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Rosalyn Story is a violinist with the Forth Worth Symphony and author of And So I Sing (Amistad, 1990), a nonfiction work about African American opera singers. More Than You Know is her first novel.

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