Category Archives: York, Lynn

Lynn York. The Sweet Life. New York: Plume, 2007.

This sequel to York’s The Piano Teacher continues eight years after Wilma’s late-in-life marriage to Roy Swann. The couple’s quiet lifestyle begins to pick up when Wilma’s granddaughter, Star, and her father, Harper, come to visit the charming fictional mountain town of Swan’s Knob. Harper plans a large bluegrass festival on Roy’s farm, which overwhelms his hosts and forces them to confront new challenges as a family.

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Lynn York. The Piano Teacher. New York: Plume, 2004.

Miss Wilma, the longtime piano teacher in the fictional small town of Swan’s Knob, N.C. (based on the author’s hometown of Pilot Mountain), lives a life of quiet routine until her rebellious daughter Sarah shows up on her doorstep. It turns out the excitement is only beginning, as Sarah is followed by her ex- husband and her current boyfriend. When a local police officer is murdered, the attention of the town turns quickly toward the new arrivals. The story is told from several points of view, including those of Miss Wilma and of Roy Swann, an aging, affable bachelor who has had his eye on the prickly piano teacher for years.

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