Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Saga Continues!

Born in Oakland, CA, Kathy Parsons has been an independent piano teacher since early 1981. Kathy lived in the San Francisco Bay Area until mid-2007 when she relocated to Florence, OR (on the central Oregon Coast). She continues to teach locally and via the internet in addition to reviewing many recordings and interviewing artists for her website, MainlyPiano.com, and editing new sheet music. I am so pleased to find her review of my novel, Dancing with Air:

"Dancing With Air" is the fourth installment of the "Still Life With Memories" series by Uvi Poznansky. The series chronicles the lives of Lenny, Natasha, and their son over a period of several decades. What is different about this series is that you can read each volume in any order you choose. Each book is self-contained and you don't have to have read any of the previous volumes to understand what is going on. Actually, Volume 1 and 2 ("Apart From Love") is the most recent period of the characters' lives (so far) and then the subsequent volumes have given more of a backstory. This volume is set mostly in WWII with Lenny in the Marines and Natasha getting her performing career as a pianist going (along with her "stage mom" mother). It is something of a historical novel and expresses the hopes, fears, joys, and doubts of new love in a time of war. The characters are very believable and human, and the story itself is both heartfelt and universal. I understand that Volume 5 is in the works, so that should add even more dimension to these well-thought-out characters. This is a very well-written series and I recommend it.
The author provided me with an eBook of "Dancing With Air" in exchange for an honest review, which this is.

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