Thad Carhart

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Thaddeus E. Carhart
Born (1950-02-16) February 16, 1950 (age 67)
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
Notable work The Piano Shop on the Left Bank

Thad Carhart (born February 16, 1950)[1] is an American writer.[2] He is the author of bestseller The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, a memoir of his experiences with pianos and his time spent in a Parisian piano atelier.[3] His book Across the Endless River is a historical novel about Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea, and his intriguing sojourn as a young man in 1820s Europe.

Early life and education[edit]

Thaddeus Edward Carhart was born in 1950 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Air Force Major Thomas M. Carhart and May [Welch] Carhart, and lived in numerous locations while growing up. He graduated with a degree in Anthropology from Yale University and also worked as an interpreter for the State Department. He pursued graduate studies at Stanford University.

Personal life[edit]

At the time of this writing, Thad Carhart resides in Paris with his wife and two children.

Writing inspiration[edit]

Thad Carhart describes his writing interest as being in the mid-1820s Europe.[4]



  1. ^ The Times Record, Troy, NY, 2 March 1950, Born:Carhart. Retrieved 19 September 2015
  2. ^ "Thad Carhart". Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "A Conversation with Thad Carhart". Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Notes from Thad Carhart". Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Thad Carhart, "Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France"" (Podcast). May 23, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 

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