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Mar.05.2008
Everybody knows someone like James Justus. James is a wonderboy, that guy who can do anything he sets his mind to—all with seemingly little effort. Good looks, great personality, big heart, amazing artistic instincts, the works. You’d be hard pressed to find a chink in his armor. Everybody knows...
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Feb.29.2008
In the early 1960s, the girl group The Annas ruled rock ‘n’ roll with their wild beehive hair-dos, soaring harmonies, and bad-girl attitudes. Narrated by their songwriter, Dink Stephenson, this suspenseful tale follows the rollercoaster life and mysterious death of the haunted-eyed and raven-haired...
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Feb.19.2008
Marianne is the apple of Grandpa's eye - but her life's rotten to the core. When her parents suddenly disconnect her grandfather-mentor's respirator, it's as though her own life support has been unplugged. And the gifted teenager from a manicured, middle-class suburb hits the city back-streets...
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Feb.11.2008
Country Joe and Me is a biography of Country Joe McDonald founder of the seminal rock band Country Joe and The Fish and a star of the Woodstock Festival held in 1969. It is also partially a autobiography of the writer Ron Cabral. Ron and Joe met while serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station,...
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Feb.07.2008
Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, émilie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears émilie's voice, he offers to instruct her in the art of...
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Feb.05.2008
Morgan, a contributing writer at Essence and former contributor to the Village Voice, brings iconoclastic, often vituperative gusto to 10 previously unpublished essays on feminism, motherhood and the "endangered black male." Morgan's lingua franca is hip-hop music,which she calls "...
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Feb.02.2008
Book DescriptionEver since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them)—had earned...
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Jan.30.2008
Few regions in the United States confound and fascinate Americans like Appalachia, and yet no other region has been so misrepresented by the mass media. With humor, intelligence, and clarity, Jeff Biggers's groundbreaking work shows how a remarkable procession of innovators from the hills of...
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Jan.30.2008
More than just the biography of a unique group of Canadian musicians, Barenaked Ladies Public Stunts Private stories is written by their long time friend Paul Myers, who, at the band's insistence, describes his own thoughts and feelings from inside the band's tour bus as it barrels through America...
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Jan.30.2008
"Long John Baldry lit the fuse to the '70's British rock explosion, watching proteges like Rod Stewart and Elton John find superstardom, but only now do we learn of Baldry's own charismatic life outside that bright spotlight. Paul Myers's masterful book is a roller-coaster ride through the era...