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ISBN13: 9780812968392
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It seems that the legendary composer Franz Schubert is alive—well, sort of—in the twenty-first century: His soul has taken up residence in the body of Brooklyn lawyer Liza Durbin. Even more astonishing, so has his prodigious gift. A mediocre pianist at best as a child, Liza can suddenly pound out concertos and compose masterly music out of the blue. But how can a brilliant male Austrian composer from the nineteenth century coexist in the everyday life of a modern American woman? And how can Liza explain whats happened to her without everyone thinking shes gone off the deep end?

Fortunately, the evidence is tangible, and Liza is soon brought into the esteemed halls of Juilliard under the tutelage of the revered—and feared—Greta Pretsky, a humorless woman whose only interest in Liza is her channeling of Schubert. Gretas greedy for her next big star, and the entire New York City press is whispering of Lizas brilliance as the public awaits her debut at Carnegie Hall. Even Lizas boyfriend, Patrick, seems more in love with her than ever.

Yet as Liza yields to Franzs great passion, her own life and identity threaten to elude her. Why was she chosen as the vessel for this musical genius—and when, if ever, will he leave? Their entwined souls follow a path of ecstasy, peril, and surprise as they search for the final, liberating truth.

A strikingly original novel, Sleeping with Schubert plays on years of speculation regarding Franz Schuberts “Unfinished Symphony.” Bonnie Marsons extraordinary imagination supposes that Schubert cannot truly die until the mystery is solved—even if it means being resurrected in the body of a deceptively ordinary woman. Filled with drama and humor, this irresistible novel explores love, genius, and identity in ways that will engage and amaze readers.

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Brooklyn lawyer Liza Durbin takes center stage for the ultimate musical comeback when Franz Schubert suddenly inhabits her mind and body. It seems the composer of the Unfinished Symphony has loose ends to tie up, and Liza is the reluctant vessel whose life is upended in the process. Acquiring genius in the middle of a perfectly good life might be a gift, a curse, or the germ of insanity. Liza's spiritual transformation begins at the shoe department of Nordstrom, where she is Christmas shopping. When the annoying store pianist takes a break, Liza is compelled to begin playing, which she does brilliantly, despite never having had any talent before. It isn't long before she realizes the musician within her is Franz Schubert. Franz's arrival radically changes Liza's relationships, career, and sense of self. Her supremely proud parents now think of themselves as Joseph and Mary. A volunteer mentor from Juilliard, a therapist, and a mysterious elderly fan all want to help. Liza's wandering boyfriend returns from Italy, unhappy to find an extra guy in their bed. As fans, critics, and TV quipsters chomp on every detail of Liza's life, she fights to keep her identity from being overrun by a dead composer's passion. In this joyful and thoroughly entertaining novel, Bonnie Marson celebrates genius, creativity, possibility, and the power of music. SLEEPING WITH SCHUBERT will transport you.

About the Author

BONNIE MARSON is an artist who has worked in many media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and mosaics. She has sold her work in galleries and to collectors around the country. Sleeping with Schubert Film rights have been acquired by Paramount Pictures. The author lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Steve Sadler.

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openbook723, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by openbook723)
My book group read Sleeping with Schubert by Bonnie Marson and it sparked great discussion. It involves a woman who gets inhabited by Franz Schubert. Sudden genius and lots of complications. Very funny and thought-provoking. What a terrific book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812968392
Author:
Marson, Bonnie
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Women lawyers
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.10x5.28x.90 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Brooklyn lawyer Liza Durbin takes center stage for the ultimate musical comeback when Franz Schubert suddenly inhabits her mind and body. It seems the composer of the Unfinished Symphony has loose ends to tie up, and Liza is the reluctant vessel whose life is upended in the process. Acquiring genius in the middle of a perfectly good life might be a gift, a curse, or the germ of insanity. Liza's spiritual transformation begins at the shoe department of Nordstrom, where she is Christmas shopping. When the annoying store pianist takes a break, Liza is compelled to begin playing, which she does brilliantly, despite never having had any talent before. It isn't long before she realizes the musician within her is Franz Schubert. Franz's arrival radically changes Liza's relationships, career, and sense of self. Her supremely proud parents now think of themselves as Joseph and Mary. A volunteer mentor from Juilliard, a therapist, and a mysterious elderly fan all want to help. Liza's wandering boyfriend returns from Italy, unhappy to find an extra guy in their bed. As fans, critics, and TV quipsters chomp on every detail of Liza's life, she fights to keep her identity from being overrun by a dead composer's passion. In this joyful and thoroughly entertaining novel, Bonnie Marson celebrates genius, creativity, possibility, and the power of music. SLEEPING WITH SCHUBERT will transport you.
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