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By David Milofsky

Playing From Memory is a deeply relocating, compassionate novel concerning the strength of marriage to outlive below rigidity, a love tale that tells of a musician's brave conflict opposed to a degenerative disease and his wife's fight to stand the tip in their lifestyles together.

Ben Seidler, an excessive, passionately dedicated violist, is on the top of his profession as a member of the Casa Bella Quartet, one of many ultimate string quartets within the state. His presents as a live performance artist had continually been intuitive, yet love didn't come so simply. It took choice to win the hand of his spouse, Dory, who was once reluctant to put aside her goals of turning into an artist.

Their marriage is instantly advanced and usual, balancing the pains of lengthy practice session classes opposed to the day-by-day around of kinfolk existence with their sons. Then all at once the rhythm in their lives is shattered whilst Ben falls sufferer to a number of sclerosis. Stubbornly self reliant, Ben refuses to depend upon others till necessity forces him to work out that there are issues past his keep an eye on. via a brand new closeness along with his getting older father, his older son, and, most significantly, Dory, he learns to just accept support and to understand human frailty and affection.

As Ben's overall healthiness declines, Dory is compelled to renew her profession and compete in a global ruled by way of males, and to think again her emotions and dedication to her husband. As their lives swap, so does their marriage, and Ben and Dory forge a brand new type of love, a fierce love that sustains them via everything.

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