(Fiction, 352 p. 2019)
Dragged into an Italian property dispute, a couple uncover a handwritten memoir by Ada Baumgarten, a young Jewish violin prodigy in Berlin between the wars. Alternating between present and past, the novel involves murder, deception, and greed as it offers the beauty of music and love, and the possibility of redemption.
Discussion questions from Ronald Balson
Review by Barbara M. Bibel, Jewish Book Council, October 1, 2018
Interview by Elise Cooper, Crimespree Magazine, February 2, 2019