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Piano Tide (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kathleen Dean Moore)
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2017 WILLA Literary Award Winner in Contemporary FictionShort-listed for the ASLE Environmental Creative Book Award"Moore writes so eloquently and with such passion about thenatural world . . . that she leaves the reader in wonder and awe."—Booklist, starred reviewIn Piano Tide, the debut novel by award-winning naturalist, philosopher, activist, and author Kathleen Dean Moore, we are introduced to town father Axel Hagerman, who has made a killing in the remote Alaskan town of Good River Harbor by selling off the spruce, the cedar, the herring, and the halibut. But when he decides to export the water from a salmon stream, he runs headlong into young Nora Montgomery, just arrived on the ferry with her piano and her dog. Nora has burned her bridges in the Lower 48, and she aims to disappear into this new homeland, with her piano as her anchor. But when Axel’s next business proposition, a bear pit, turns lethal, Nora has to act. The clash, when it comes, is a spectacular and transformative act of resistance.