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Stradivarius

Donald P. Ladew

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ISBN 10: 0786701366 / ISBN 13: 9780786701360
Published by Carroll & Graf Pub, 1995
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Stradivarius

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.

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The story of a rare violin hidden in the wall of a Korean farmhouse, a boy genius from West Virginia, and a sophisticated European Jewish girl

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On the Korean peninsula during the freezing winter of 1951, a wounded American soldier finds a rare violin hidden in the wall of a farmhouse where he has taken refuge. This is the beautifully told story of how a centuries-old Stradivarius came to be in that unlikely place and how it changed the life of all who possessed it. For this great instrument carries with it a kind of magic and all who use it well are wrapped in its beneficent spell. It is also the story of two families from different cultures and different parts of the world: one rural, Baptist, Southern; the other, sophisticated, European, Jewish. The link between them is an abiding love of great music, possession of the violin, and the boy genius from the mountains of West Virginia, Ailey Barkwood. The remarkable route by which the violin reaches Ailey's talented hands, the course of love between two special but very different young people, and how great music, real genius, and moral choices can alter destiny are the ingredients that make Donald Ladew's marvelous tale a novel to be read, reread and remembered.

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