The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: The Hidden World of the Paris Atelier

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Vintage, Jan 6, 2001 - Americans - 256 pages
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By the 19th century pianos everywhere: they shrank in the heat of the colonies, swayed on steamships and sang in the drawing room of every genteel home. Some of these old pianos have become treasured family heirlooms, some just firewood. But others have led a more itinerant life, occasionally finding their way to a secret, glass-roofed workshop in Paris where they are lovingly restored by a piano repairer with a passion for his job. When T.E. Carhart came upon Luc and his atelier, his life changed. As he explored the Eldorado of pianos in Luc's back room, absorbed Luc's wisdom on life and music and finally found the baby grand of his dreams, he rediscovered his deep love for this most magical of instruments.

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

EXCELLENT. A memoir of rediscovering the joys of the piano. An American writer, living in Paris, discovers a quaint little piano shop where the proprietor refuses entry to his shop where he repairs ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cleoxcat - LibraryThing

Excellent read! A character study of pianos, the French, and Paris. Thad Carhart took a subject I would consider rather dull (pianos)and turned it into a narrative I found hard to put down. Read full review

Contents

Luc
1
Finding My Piano
17
The Stingl Arrives
28
Copyright

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T. E. Carhart is an American who lives in Paris. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is his debut novel. His second book, Across the Endless River, was published in 2009.

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