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Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician,
performing for admiring crowds on her traditional Indian
stringed instrument. Her particular instrument was a gift
from her grandmotherâ€”intricately carved with a
When this special
family heirloom vanishes from a local church, strange clues
surface: a tea kettle ornamented with a familiar
pointy-faced dragon, a threatening note, a connection to a
famous dead musician, and even a legendary curse. The clues
point all the way to India, where it seems that Neelaâ€™s
instrument has a long history of vanishing
and reappearing. Even if Neela does track it down, will
she be able to stop it from disappearing
Sheela Chariâ€™s debut novel is a finely
tuned story of coincidence and fate, trust and deceit, music
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