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The Lucy Variations

Sara Zarr

Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain. That was all before she turned fourteen. Now, at sixteen, it's over. A death, and a betrayal, led her to walk away. That leaves her talented ten-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the full weight of the Beck-Moreau family expectations. Then Gus gets a new piano teacher who is young, kind, and interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano -- on her own terms. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself? National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr takes listeners inside the exclusive world of privileged San Francisco families, top junior music competitions, and intense mentorships. The Lucy Variations is a story of one girl's struggle to reclaim her love of music and herself. It's about finding joy again, even when things don't go according to plan. Because life isn't a performance, and everyone deserves the chance to make a few mistakes along the way.

Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain. That was all before she turned fourteen. Now, at sixteen, it's over. A death, and a betrayal, led her to walk away. That leaves her talented ten-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the full weight of the Beck-Moreau family expectations. Then Gus gets a new piano teacher who is young, kind, and interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano -- on her own terms. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself? National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr takes listeners inside the exclusive world of privileged San Francisco families, top junior music competitions, and intense mentorships. The Lucy Variations is a story of one girl's struggle to reclaim her love of music and herself. It's about finding joy again, even when things don't go according to plan. Because life isn't a performance, and everyone deserves the chance to make a few mistakes along the way.
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Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain. That was all before she turned fourteen. Now, at sixteen, it's over. A death, and a betrayal, led her to walk away. That leaves her talented ten-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the full weight of the Beck-Moreau family expectations. Then Gus gets a new piano teacher who is young, kind, and interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano -- on her own terms. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself? National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr takes listeners inside the exclusive world of privileged San Francisco families, top junior music competitions, and intense mentorships. The Lucy Variations is a story of one girl's struggle to reclaim her love of music and herself. It's about finding joy again, even when things don't go according to plan. Because life isn't a performance, and everyone deserves the chance to make a few mistakes along the way.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:19