Playing From Memory

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  • Author(s): Milofsky, David
  • Publication Information:
    Ed.: Pbk. ed. Niwot, Colo : University Press of Colorado. 1999
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Playing From Memory is a deeply moving, compassionate novel about the power of marriage to survive under stress, a love story that tells of a musician's courageous battle against a degenerative illness and his wife's struggle to face the end of their life together. Ben Seidler, an intense, passionately committed violist, is at the height of his career as a member of the Casa Bella Quartet, one of the foremost string quartets in the nation. His gifts as a concert artist had always been intuitive, but love did not come so easily. It took determination to win the hand of his wife, Dory, who was reluctant to set aside her ambitions of becoming an artist. Their marriage is at once complex and ordinary, balancing the rigors of long rehearsal sessions against the daily round of family life with their two sons. Then suddenly the rhythm of their lives is shattered when Ben falls victim to multiple sclerosis. Stubbornly independent, Ben refuses to rely on others until necessity forces him to see that there are things beyond his control. Through a new closeness with his aging father, his older son, and, most importantly, Dory, he learns to accept help and to appreciate human frailty and affection. As Ben's health declines, Dory is forced to resume her career and compete in a world dominated by men, and to re-examine her feelings and commitment to her husband. As their lives change, so does their marriage, and Ben and Dory forge a new kind of love, a fierce love that sustains them through everything.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780870815263. 9781607321057.
    • Accession Number:
      42330995
    • Accession Number:
      5151
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    • ABNT:
      MILOFSKY, D. Playing From Memory. Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado, 1999. v. Pbk. edISBN 9780870815263. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 23 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Milofsky D. Playing From Memory. Vol Pbk. ed. Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado; 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 23, 2020.
    • APA:
      Milofsky, D. (1999). Playing From Memory (Vol. Pbk. ed). Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Milofsky, David. 1999. Playing From Memory. Vol. Pbk. ed. Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Milofsky, D. (1999) Playing From Memory. Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 23 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Milofsky, D 1999, Playing From Memory, vol Pbk. ed, University Press of Colorado, Niwot, Colo, viewed 23 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Milofsky, David. Playing From Memory. Vol. Pbk. ed, University Press of Colorado, 1999. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Milofsky, David. Playing From Memory. Vol. Pbk. ed. Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado, 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Milofsky D. Playing From Memory [Internet]. Vol. Pbk. ed. Niwot, Colo: University Press of Colorado; 1999 [cited 2020 Jan 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=5151&custid=s6224580