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The Piano Lesson

The will said the piano was hers, but her cousin’s widower said no. So she went to court to win her inheritance.

Illustration: Sophia Zarders

I stood before the judge representing myself in a Chicago court in 2001.

My cousin Roberta died two years prior. An accomplished contralto classical singer, she traveled the world and collected furs, fine China, rugs, and…

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