Synopses & Reviews
The heartwarming sequel to The Piano Teacher
In her eagerly anticipated second novel, The Sweet Life, York catches up with the good people of Swans Knob for another poignant, funny, and beautifully realized glimpse of small-town life in the South.
Its been eight years since Roy Swan successfully won the hand of piano teacher and resident choir director, Miss Wilma and now, their lives have settled into a state of happy predictability. But all that changes with the arrival of Miss Wilmas teenage granddaughter, whose estranged father, Harper, follows shortly behind. Soon Harper has convinced Roy to let him stage a small” country and bluegrass concert in his pasture, drawing thousands of screaming fans, not to mention a small forest of Porta Potties. Roy and Wilma weather each new tempest with grace and grit, until a crippling stroke leaves Roy debilitatedand life in Swans Knob becomes a lot less simple.
A worthy successor to her memorable debut, Lynn Yorks The Sweet Life weaves a story at once whimsical and wise, filled with all the warmth and charm of the South itself.
Eight years after wooing--and winning--piano teacher Miss Wilma--Roy Swann is faced with new upheaval in his life, thanks to the arrival of Miss Wilma's teenage granddaughter and her estranged father, Harper, as well as a larger-than-expected blue-grass concert and a debilitating stroke, in the sequel to The Piano Teacher, set in the small Southern town of Swan's Knob. Original. 75,000 first printing.
About the Author
Lynn York was born and raised in North Carolina. Educated at Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin, she lived in Washington, D.C., working in the international telecommunications industry until small children and a promise of decent vegetables and a yard with grass brought her back to North Carolina in 1995.