Book Talk: A Symphony of Rivals

A Symphony of Rivals is the second historical novel in a trilogy by Minnesota author Roma Calatayud-Stocks, set in 1930s Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States. Alejandra Morrison pursues her dream of becoming a symphonic conductor at an unfortunate time when culture and the arts are falling under the influence of Nazism, but through her devotion to music and Beethoven’s legacy, she finds a measure of hope and strength. In Berlin, she meets and trains with renowned European