Jill Charles


Jill Charles grew up in Spokane, Washington, majored in Creative Writing at Seattle University and wrote articles for Seattle’s Tablet: Magazine of Arts and Culture and poems and stories for Poetry Motel, Heliotrope and The Inlander, an independent Spokane newspaper. In 2007, she moved from Seattle to Chicago where she performs poetry at open mics at Kafein, and The Heartland Café.

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Marlene's Piano
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 95,470. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Piano prodigy Marlene Piper hopes to go to music school, but her father’s death leaves her family broke. Longing for adventure outside her small Pennsylvania town, Marlene marries against her family’s wishes. She plays piano in a speakeasy, tours America and falls in and out of love. Through Prohibition and the Great Depression, Marlene struggles to be true to herself and her music.

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