Apr 02, 2015
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Hollywood Fiction

when your song
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When Your Song Breaks the Silence

By Natalie Jacobs

Rating:  star star star star star 

Though he died in his early thirties, Austrian composer Franz Schubert managed to leave behind a large body of work. That someone working nearly two hundred years ago could create music that is still popular today is, if nothing else, a testament to the staying power of one man’s creative ability.

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Thanksgiving 1942

By Alan Simon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Thanksgiving 1942 by Alan Simon follows Jonathan and Joseph Coleman and their return to Pittsburgh to spend one last Thanksgiving with their family before they are deployed during WWII.

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Fortunate One

By Kevin Cohen

Rating:  star star star star star 

Kevin Cohen’s novel Fortunate One is a loud, broadly written, sometimes graphic but still intriguing story of the excesses of the Hollywood elite and the untold minions who work for them.

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North of Sunset

By Henry Baum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A noir-ish story about two seemingly different characters who are both cold, self-centered, seek fame and—who are in many ways—the same.