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Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey by [Perri Knize]

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"Knize has crafted a poetic tribute to the piano...Warmly recommended for all collections." -- Library Journal "I was hooked from the first page....this book travels beyond the sphere of mere music." -- The Buffalo News "A well-written, heartfelt, classy paean to a singular instrument." -- Kirkus Reviews "[Written] in a wonderfully evocative, lushly romantic style...music lovers will resonate to...[Knize's]...pursuit of a gorgeous sound." -- Publishers Weekly "For me, Grand Obsession was intimately powerful: It changed the way I look at the world." -- The Missoula Independent "Reading this book, you want to go out...and learn the piano, or at least visit a shop and stroke one." -- The New York Times Book Review "...a memoir about passion and ephemerality with lasting elegance and grace." -- Washington Post "Knize...explores the nature of music and its ability to touch us." -- The Los Angeles Times --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Perri Knize is an award-winning environmental policy reporter whose articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Condé Nast Traveler, and Outside. She lives with her husband in Montana. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0010SKTWK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scribner; Reprint edition (8 January 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 976 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 385 pages
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PERRI KNIZE is an award-winning environmental policy reporter whose articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Conde Nast Traveler, and Outside. She was educated in philosophy and Russian at the University of Michigan, studied piano at the Mannes College of Music, worked as a poster and book designer in Manhattan, volunteered as a wilderness ranger on the Beaverhead National Forest in Montana, and received her Master's degree in journalism at Columbia University. She has a been a reporter at New York Newsday and Newsweek, a freelancer at The New York Times, and has taught journalism at the University of Montana. She lives with her husband in Montana.

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