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The Piano Teacher: A Novel
by Janice Y. K. Lee

Published: 2009-01-13
Hardcover : 336 pages
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Was Clair pregnant at the end of the story?
Why did she decide to stay in Hong Kong & what did she do for a living?
by tmaurer (see profile) 07/28/10

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  "Not sure it's good for discussion"by FTessa (see profile) 08/06/13

3.5*** - I’ll admit that I was expecting a lighter chick-lit type of historical romance, but I was pleasantly surprised by the added depth to this story. Once again I found myself readin... (read more)

 
  "The Piano Teacher"by nokidding1 (see profile) 07/19/12

didn't know anything about what was happening in Hong Kong during WW2

 
  "Interesting Topic"by kristinbluedog (see profile) 12/09/11

It was an interesting perspective on WWII in Hong Kong which I had never really read anything about. The characters were all pretty unlikeable which just made it a challenge to really connect to the story.... (read more)

 
  "uninteresting"by Bridgelzp (see profile) 10/05/11

 
  "The Piano Teacher"by SharonBrower (see profile) 01/17/11

I gave this book a thumbs down because of the lack of charater development and how pointless and shallow they were. I thought the historical part was interesting to imagine what life would be like if... (read more)

 
  "The Piano Teacher"by DanielleTowne (see profile) 10/01/10

 
  "The Piano Teacher"by bnmcaleer (see profile) 09/08/10

Provoked some interesting discussion on how different people handle difficult circumstances.

 
  "Characters interesting but not likeable"by tmaurer (see profile) 07/28/10

Interesting dynamics between the characters but it was difficult to find any one to like (except for perhaps 2 of the minor ones). We had a good discussion about how individuals true character is revealed... (read more)

 
  "Excellent writing distinguishes this novel"by StacyactII (see profile) 06/20/10

The subject matter is not all that uplifting, and the main characters are not the most likeable, but somehow the author draws the reader into the dark, complicated, chaotic world of Hong Kong during WWII... (read more)

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