Disturbances in the Field (1983) by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
A pianist tries to balance her career and family, only to find music as her only refuge from tragedy.
“Wonderful…. It goes beyond literature and philosophy to a tough, battered truth.” – New York Times Book Review
“Schwartz succeeds in making the story as much like life as one can–with attendent tragedy and charm; the result is not a beach read. Unless you don’t mind sunbathers staring as you cry into the pages.” – blogger Ali