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FEBRUARY'S BOOK


My book club's pick for February is The Soloist by Steve Lopez. I started reading it on the train this morning and was immediately engaged. The voice is captivating and the story flows effortlessly. Before I knew it (and with some regret) I had reached my stop. I am intrigued by Ayers, homeless-musical-genius, and want to read more about his journey from Juilliard to the streets of L.A. 

The reviews are glowing with many saying that the story is inspirational, touching, heart breaking, wonderfully written and, given the subject matter of mental illness and the homeless, stark and revealing. The Soloist is the One Book, One Philadelphia book selection for 2009.

You can see The Soloist on the Big Screen in April, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.


 The Soloist by Steve Lopez: Book Cover 

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kellyrfineman
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying it. My friend Lisa read it and really enjoyed it.
angeladegroot
Feb. 5th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'll touch base with you again once I've finished the book.
writerjenn
Feb. 6th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking this book sounds good ... let me know if it holds up!
angeladegroot
Feb. 7th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I certainly will do.
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