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The soloist a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music by Steve Lopez

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English


  • Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony,
  • Violinists -- United States -- California -- Biography,
  • Homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles,
  • Skid row -- California -- Los Angeles

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : G. P. Putnam"s Sons, 2008.

StatementSteve Lopez.
LC ClassificationsML418.A96 L66 2008b
The Physical Object
Pagination391 p. ;
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22527540M
ISBN 101410408760
ISBN 109781410408761
LC Control Number2008016486

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