Book DescriptionWith the raw emotion of The Diary of Anne Frank, Mona Golabek's powerful memoir is a poignant story of tragedy and triumph in a time of war.Famed concert pianist Mona Golabek shares the inspirational true story of her mother's escape frompre-World War II Vienna to an orphanage in London--243 Willesden Lane. "The music will give you strength...it will be your best friend in life." With these words--the last she would ever hear from her mother--ringing in her ears, young piano prodigy LisaJura boarded the Kindertransport and headed for safety. Amidst the dozens of Jewish refugees trying to make their way in war-torn London, Lisa forms indelible friendships, finds romance, and, against all odds, wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy of London. This is a stunning testament to the power of music to lift the human spirit and to grant the soul endurance, patience, and peace.