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   Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle now.  


The Pianist's Only Daughter, 
Kathryn Betts Adams' 2023 memoir, is about life as the only daughter of two creative academics, a pianist and a poet, from their quests for expression and recognition in young adulthood, to their poignant efforts to hold on to their unique gifts and maintain their humanity in old age. The author's story culminates in a hero's journey: shepherding her parents through their final years. Despite her professional expertise as a gerontological social worker, terrible constraints and no-win decisions litter the path to finding quality eldercare.
Grounded in insights about mental health, health and aging, and overlaid with a deep devotion to music and words, The Pianist's Only Daughter is the story
of one family's--one daughter's--experience of the human condition. 

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