Minna wishes for many things. She wishes she understood the quote taped above her mothers typewriterFact and fiction are different truths. She wishes her mother would stop writing long enough to really listen to her.
She wishes her house were peaceful and orderly like her friend Lucass. Most of all, she wishes she could find a vibrato on her cello and play Mozart the way he deserves to be played. Minna soon discovers that some things cant be found-they just have to happen.
And as she waits for her vibrato to happen, Minna begins to understand some facts and fictions about herself. An eleven-year-old cellist learns about life from her eccentric family, her first boyfriend, and the composer Mozart.