Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Ingold, Jeanette.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
ISBN 0152026703
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Have you ever failed at something and then given up on it?  Maybe you tried out for baseball and blew the tryouts.  Or auditioned for a play and fumbled your way through.  What did you do?  Give up and run away from it?  Or did you stick with it and try again?  Tess Thaler is a 16-year-old violin prodigy who is giving her concert debut.  And it is a pure disaster.  Tess decides to give up the violin and run as far away from New York as she can.  She goes to live with her father and stepmother in Montana.  There she is able to look at her life and decide what she really wants.
SUBJECTS:     Violinists -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Montana -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Stepfamilies -- Fiction.
                        Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Montana -- Fiction.
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