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By Ray Charles, David Ritz. 1978
Candid autobiography of the famous American singer and musician who was born black and poor in the deep south, became… blind as a small boy, and was orphaned as a teenager. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1978.
By Phil Viner, Jools Viner, J. B Priestley, Gil Maine, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning play, wrapped up in the genre of… a gripping detective story, to truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body". For senior high readers. 2006, c1945.
The tattooed girl: the enigma of Stieg Larsson and the secrets behind the most compelling thrillers of our time
By John-Henri Holmberg, Daniel Burstein, Arne J De Keijzer. 2011
The stories behind the Steig Larsson books “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played with Fire”, and… “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist, and of Larsson himself, discovering the experiences and incidents involving Swedish politics, violence against women, and neo-Nazis that are at the heart of these works. A look into the author’s life, and his ideas for future books - including the mysterious “fourth book” in the series, which Larsson had started but not finished at the time of his death. Incudes strong language and violence. 2011.
By Steve Lopez. 2008
Los Angeles Times columnist describes his relationship with Nathaniel Ayers, a former student at Juilliard, who became homeless after succumbing… to paranoid schizophrenia. Lopez discusses his and his readers' efforts to expose callous treatment of Ayers and relates Ayers's attempts at recovery. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.
By Anthea Bell, Władysław Szpilman. 1999
Wladyslaw Szpilman was a young Jewish pianist who, uniquely, managed to stay alive in Warsaw throughout World War II. Immediately… afterwards, he wrote this account of his experiences during the war. 1999.
By David Shields, Powell Caleb. 2014
An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art - beers included. Caleb Powell always wanted to… become an artist, but he overcommitted to life, whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. They spend four days at a cabin in the Cascade Mountains, playing chess, shooting hoops, hiking; they rewatch My Dinner with André and The Trip, relax in a hot tub, and talk about everything they can think of in the name of exploring and debating life and art, marriage, family, sports, sex, happiness, drugs, death, betrayal - and, of course, writers and writing. 2014.
By Jeff Ayers. 2006
Through four decades, five television series comprising over seven hundred episodes, ten feature films, and an animated series, fandom's thirst… for more Star Trek stories has been unquenchable. From the earliest short-story adaptations by James Blish in the 1960s, followed by the first original Star Trek novels during the seventies, and on throughout the eighties, nineties, and into the twenty-first century, fiction has offered an unparalleled expansion of the rich Star Trek tapestry. But what is it that makes these books such a powerfully attractive creative outlet to some and a compelling way to experience the Star Trek mythos anew to others? Voyages of Imagination takes a look back on the first forty years of professionally published Star Trek fiction, revealing the personalities and sensibilities of many of the novels' imaginative contributors and offering an unprecedented glimpse into the creative processes, the growing pains, the risks, the innovations, the missteps, and the great strides taken in the books. Author Jeff Ayers has immersed himself in nearly six hundred books and interviewed more than three hundred authors and editors in order to compile this definitive guide to the history and evolution of an incomparable publishing phenomenon. Fully illustrated with the covers of every book included herein, Voyages of Imagination is indexed by title and author, features a comprehensive timeline, and is a must-have for every fan.