'Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarecely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.
When a younger sister is faced with a serious illness, a family comes to a powerful turning point that reaffirms family value, community and the saving power of music. Inspired by the famous poem "The Touch of the Master's Hand" by Myra Brooks Welch, Larry Barkdull has crafted this short novel to reflect on the worth of every human being.