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Memories of Pain and the Piano


Andrea Avery's literary debut is a wonderfully honest memoir recounting how rheumatoid arthritis challenged her childhood dream of becoming a classical pianist. Sometimes the struggle is itself the art. Today she chats with Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, head of the UA Arthritis Center. Assistive listening devices available.


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Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and now teaches English in Phoenix. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares and the Oxford American. "Sonata" is her first book....

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Book:
Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano
Andrea Avery
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Pegasus Books
May 2017
ISBN 9781681774091
336 pages
$27.95, INSTOCK
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A poignant memoir that weaves chronic illness and classical music into a raw, inspiring tale of grace and determination.

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