The Sound Between the Notes


Susannah’s career as a pianist has been on hold for sixteen years, ever since her son was born. But now, suddenly, she has a second chance. There’s just one problem: somewhere along the way, she lost the power and the magic that used to be hers at the keyboard. She needs to get them back. Now.

And then, worse yet, Susannah learns that she has a progressive hereditary disease that’s making her fingers cramp and curl, legacy of a birth family that gave her little else. As her now-or-never concert draws near, Susannah is catapulted back to memories she’s never been able to purge—and forward, to choices she never thought she’d have to make.

Told through the unique perspective of a musician, The Sound Between the Notes draws us into the question Susannah can no longer silence: Who am I, and where do I belong?

Praise for The Sound Between the Notes

Gold Medal winner of the Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction, and Silver Medalist in Fiction for the Nautilus Book Awards!

Selected as one of the Best Indie Books of 2021

—Kirkus Starred Review

A must-read new book for spring!

—Entertainment Weekly

One of the 20 most anticipated books of summer!

—Travel + Leisure

One of the "must-read" novels for music lovers


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I had to understand music more deeply before I was ready to tell Susannah's story in the way it needed to be told ...

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