A joyful noise : claiming the songs of my fathers
Call Number973.92 W42j (in processing)
Statement of ResponsibilityDeborah Weisgall.
Creators & ContributorsWeisgall, Deborah
Summary"In A Joyful Noise, Deborah Weisgall tells a moving story of her turbulent coming-of-age in the shadow of two remarkable men who lived life as if they were characters in an opera. The daughter of a mercurial composer and the granddaughter of a legendary cantor, Deborah as a child longed to be entrusted with their precious music and carry it on herself. But it was impossible; she was a girl. A Joyful Noise recounts Deborah's search for a place within the family tradition and, finally, her triumphant discovery of a way to make the men who would exclude her—who were also the men she loved—listen to her voice. A Joyful Noise is a tender, heartbreaking, beautifully written chronicle of the power of memory, the survival of faith, and the pursuit of a grand musical heritage." —Publisher
Physical Description 262 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
PublisherNew York : Atlantic Monthly Press
RecognitionGifted in 2021 by Gina Dimant