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The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

June 2013

Before she turned 14, Lucy Beck-Moreau had a promising future as a concert pianist. Now, at 16, it's over, leaving her talented 10-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the family expectations. Gus gets a new piano teacher who is interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself?