Still Life with Memories

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 67 ratings

Apart from Love: Still Life with Memories, Volume 1 and 2 Publisher's Summary

Apart from Love contains two threads, volume I and II of Still Life with Memories, woven together (along with two new chapters) around the same events in 1980, when Ben returns to meet his father, Lenny, and his new wife, Anita. It is then that he discovers a family secret.

My Own Voice (volume I of Still Life with Memories): Ten years ago, when she was seventeen, Anita started an affair with Lenny, in spite of knowing that he was a married man. Now married to him and carrying his child, she finds herself condemned to compete with Natasha's shadow, the memory of her brilliance back in her prime, before she succumbed to early-onset Alzheimer's. Despite Anita's lack of education, her rough slang, and what happened to her in the past, Lenny tries to transform her. He wants her to become Natasha. Faced with his compelling wish, and the way he writes her as a character in his book, how can Anita find a voice of her own? And when his estranged son, Ben, comes back and lives in the same small apartment, can she keep the balance between the two men, whose desire for her is marred by guilt and blame?

The White Piano (volume II of Still Life with Memories): Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha, only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? "In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive—but so seldom do you give it to others." What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

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  • Book 1-2

    • Apart from Love: Still Life with Memories, Volume 1 and 2

    • By: Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated by: David Kudler, Heather Jane Hogan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Ten years ago, when she was seventeen, Anita started an affair with Lenny, in spite of knowing that he was a married man. Now married to him and carrying his child, she finds herself condemned to compete with Natasha's shadow, the memory of her brilliance back in her prime, before she succumbed to early-onset Alzheimer's. Despite Anita's lack of education, her rough slang, and what happened to her in the past, Lenny tries to transform her. He wants her to become Natasha.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Literary Masterpiece!

    • By Aaron P. Lazar on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1

    • My Own Voice

    • Still Life with Memories, Book 1
    • By: Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated by: Heather Jane Hogan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Ten years ago, when she was 17, Anita started an affair with Lenny, in spite of knowing that he was a married man. Now married to him and carrying his child, she finds herself condemned to compete with Natasha's shadow, the memory of her brilliance back in her prime, before she succumbed to early-onset Alzheimer's. Despite Anita's lack of education, her rough slang, and what happened to her in the past, Lenny tries to transform her. He wants her to become Natasha.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The emotional dynamics of a family.

    • By cosmitron on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The White Piano

    • Still Life with Memories, Book 2
    • By: Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated by: David Kudler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret which is now revealed to him: His mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha - only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong Second Volume in this Amazing Series!

    • By Joseph Mahoney on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Music of Us

    • Still Life with Memories, Book 3
    • By: Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated by: Don Warrick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha, when he was a soldier and she a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Beautifully Narrated Tale of Love and Loss

    • By Aaron P. Lazar on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Dancing with Air

    • Still Life with Memories, Book 4
    • By: Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated by: Don Warrick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Serving on the European front, Lenny longs for Natasha, the girl who captured his heart back home. He writes bogus reports, designed to fall into the hands of Nazi Intelligence. To fool the enemy, these reports are disguised as love letters to another woman. This task must remain confidential, even at the risk of Natasha becoming suspicious of him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking love story, World War II, epic tale

    • By J.A. Schneider, author of suspense and psychological thrillers on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Marriage Before Death: WWII Spy Thriller

    • Still Life with Memories, Book 5
    • By: Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated by: Don Warrick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    After D-Day, her photograph appears on the most-wanted Nazi propaganda posters. Who is the girl with the red beret? She reminds him of Natasha, but no, that cannot be. Why does Rochelle step into his life when he is lead by SS soldiers to the gallows? At the risk of being found out as a French Resistance fighter, what makes her propose marriage to a condemned man?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adventures in the French Resistance

    • By Aurora Dawn on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95