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The Music Lesson

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The Music Lesson

By Katharine Weber

Picador, Paperback, 9780312252854, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2000


Patricia Dolan is alone with a stolen Vermeer painting in an Irish cottage by the sea. How she got here is part of the story she tells us: about her father, a Boston cop; the numbing loss of her daughter; and her charming Irish cousin, who has led her to this high-stakes crime.
Her vigil becomes a tale of love, regret, and transformation. As Patricia immerses herself in the passions of her Irish heritage, she discovers what has been hidden beneath the surface of her own life--and what she must do to preserve the things she values most.

About the Author
Katharine Weber lives in Connecticut.

Praise For The Music Lesson

"A wonderful book." --Washington Post

"As intricate as an acrostic....Weber's skill is such that her puzzle engages the reader's attention throughout."--The New Yorker

"Throughout Weber's tricky, tension-filled plot, double-crosses, murder, and art forgeries dramatize the deeper themes of love, refuge, and loss."--Entertainment Weekly