Lisa Lenard-Cook Reading & Signing her novel Dissonance

When Anna Kramer, a Los Alamos piano teacher, inherits
the journals and scores of composer Hana Weissova, she is mystified by
this bequest from a woman she does not know. Hana’s music, however, soon
begins to uncover forgotten emotions, while her journals, which begin
in 1945 after she is released from a concentration camp,
slowly reveal decades-old secrets that Anna and her family have kept
buried. Dissonance is a quiet and dramatic novel that offers great
emotional urgency and wisdom. It is bold in its scale, placing readers
at different eras—in the concentration camp at Theresienstadt and in the
scientific world of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With extraordinary
sensitivity, the author unfolds the story of a woman musician inheriting
the “score” of another woman’s life, reconciling its themes of
self-discovery with the processes of self-discovery in her own life,
and, finally, freeing imprisoned memory.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5501 N Lamar Blvd
78751-1029 Austin
Dissonance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939650115
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - September 1st, 2014