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Una Vida by Nicolas Bazan, M.D.

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A recurring dream prompts a neuroscientist to explore the haunting past of a New Orleans jazz singer stricken with Alzheimer's, profoundly affecting his own life.

 

UNA VIDA: A Fable of Music and the Mind
by Nicolas Bazan , M.D.

 

In Dr. Nicolas Bazan's brilliant first novel, neuroscientist Alvaro Cruz finds himself haunted by a recurring dream of a banjo player in an elusive cornfield that leads him on a personal quest to uncover the mysterious past of a New Orleans street singer known as Una Vida. Stricken with Alzheimer's, Una Vida can only offer tantalizing clues about her past through her mesmerizing vocals, incredible recollection of jazz lyrics, and the occasional verbal revisiting of a fascinating life that's fading quickly and forever into the recess of her mind. As Cruz searches for Una Vida's true identity, he learns profound lessons about the human psyche, the nature of memory - and himself.

 

Una Vida is filled with delightful twists and unexpected turns, all centering around one of the greatest gifts New Orleans has offered the world - jazz. But the story will also deeply touch anyone who has had to witness the heartbreaking deterioration of a loved one's memory as it is consumed by the unforgiving encroachment of Alzheimer's.

 

In the end, Una Vida represents a triumph of the spirit and sends an intensely personal message of hope to the world even as scientists like Dr. Bazan continue the search for the answers to one of life's most devastating diseases.

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The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man's Encore (Fanfare for a Hometown Series #2) | City Book Review

The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man's Encore (Fanfare for a Hometown Series #2) | City Book Review | publishing, author, write, books, schools, teachers, publicity, marketing | Scoop.it

By Rick D. Niece, Ph.D.

Five Star Publications, Inc., $15.95, 206 pages

During the presidential election, we are often bombarded with negative messages. We need to make sure to surround ourselves with positive words and thoughts. Author Rick D. Niece has written a heart-warming tale that will delight readers of all ages. The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man’s Encore tells the story of Niece’s father, Lewis Niece, and his triumphant final performance in a town filled with admirers. Years after Lewis has retired from teaching, a group of his former students come together to create “Lewie’s Alumni Band” and plan a community tribute and parade over one memorable Memorial Day weekend. Most interesting is Niece’s commentary on growing up in DeGraff, Ohio, and the original poetry his scatters throughout chapters.

Niece’s story will strike a chord with different types of readers. Music fans will appreciate learning about Lewis’ life journey. Current, and former, marching band members will relate to the camaraderie felt by Mr. Lewis’ students during their time in high school. Readers who have grown up in small towns will cherish the opportunity to reminisce about traditions and the ins and outs of living in a place where you know everyone and you can return decades later to celebrate a role model. Anyone who has ever looked up to someone will enjoy reading a memoir about one man who had an impact on hundreds of young people. Readers are encouraged to think about bigger questions, like whether small-town values can exist in this fast-paced world, the importance of educators, and how memories are made and how they define us. One dollar from every book sold goes directly to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. If you like the upbeat energy of Niece’s writing, check out Side-Yard Superhero, the first book in the Fanfare For A Hometown series.

 

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Great reference guide for international students,November 21, 2012

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This review is from: Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?: How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student (Paperback)

"Excuse me" is a great reference guide for international students studying in the U.S. It provides pronunciation guides and explanations for the daily items and situations that most Americans take for granted. I especially liked the eye contact and grocery shopping sections. It's easy-to-read and to understand. Some American students should read the section on manners.

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RT @shelleymack50: @e_l_james When I saw him it was like he'd stepped out of the pages of your books! It's him! This is Christian!
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Arizona Historical Advisory Commission

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Children Won't Believe What Addie Slaughter Did
(ARIZONA, December 13, 2011) – Today's students can hardly believe children like Addie Slaughter, who grew up in the Wild West of the late 1800s, lived during such exciting times – and survived to tell about it! But Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo, an official AZ Centennial Legacy Project and finalist for ONEBOOKAZ, will convince them. Students in fourth through seventh grades – and their teachers and parents – will enjoy this true story of Addie, daughter of Texas Ranger John Horton Slaughter, a cattle rancher and famous sheriff of Tombstone for several years starting in 1886. The book is told in Addie's own words, based on stories she told her daughter, Adeline Greene Parks.

Author Susan Krueger, Ed.D., designed the book especially for fourth through seventh grade students because, she said, "There are so few books written for young people in language and tone that they can appreciate – not only the history but the love of reading." As a teacher and reading specialist in Holbrook, Flagstaff, and Phoenix public schools, Kruger spent 32 years matching students with books to promote reading and delivering information in a way they understood.

"In this book I wanted to show young readers that history is anything but boring," Krueger said. "When told with passion and realism, history is exciting, inspiring, and captivating."

When Kruger visited the Slaughter Ranch on the Arizona-Mexico border some years ago, she met Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D., historian of the John H. Slaughter Ranch. After hearing Grandrud tell stories about the life of the Slaughter family and describe episodes that were part of Addie's childhood, Kruger knew she had a story that young people could enjoy. The result is a book authored by an educator/storyteller assisted by the research and detail of an historian.

The adventurous, sometimes heartbreaking, story tells of Addie's trek across the Wild West from Texas to Arizona to Oregon, eventually settling on the Slaughter family ranch in the San Bernardino Valley. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery; her grandfather is rescued when their adobe ranch buildings collapse in an earthquake; her father's earlobe is shot off during a gunfight; and Addie meets the fierce warrior Geronimo, who gave her a gift. In her own voice Addie talks about rattlesnakes, outlaws, blizzards, Indian attacks, and smallpox – all part of her life, most occurring while living on the family ranch near Tombstone.

Grandrud began her research on the Slaughter family in 1983 while working with Gerald A. Doyle and Assoc., the architectural firm that restored the Slaughter ranch house and outbuildings to historical accuracy. She interviewed Adeline Green Parks, Addie's daughter, in the 1980s and read the book that Parks wrote, Stories My Mother Told.

Describing Addie's life from age five to her marriage, Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo entertains boys as well as girls. The numerous historic photos throughout the 64-page paperback book bring readers face to face with Geronimo, the Slaughter ranch, family members, and keepsakes of that era. Clothing, landscapes, buildings, and a way of life are captured in realistic windows back in time.

"One man said Papa was the ‘meanest good man that ever lived,'" Addie tells us. "Willie asked him one time how he got the bad man to give up and Papa said, "I just say real quiet, 'Lay down or be shot down.'" Willie said the way Papa said it, it gave him the shivers!"

Included in the book is a curriculum guide that benefits teachers and parents, and a section on its historical background. It is written for ages 9 to 12 in simple but exciting language.

Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo costs $15.95 and is published by Five Star Publications, Inc. of Chandler. It can be purchased through BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, indiebound.org, and at FiveStarPublications.com. For more about the book, visit www.AddieSlaughterBook.com. Five Star Publications, Inc., which is in its 26th year of doing business, is reachable at info@FiveStarPublications.com, 480-940-8182, or by visiting FiveStarPublications.com.

 

 

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Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Gunsmoke: An American Institution Celebrating 50 Years of Television's Best Western

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5.0 out of 5 stars

This is a huge book full of pictures, show stills, interviews, and episode information. It is the perfect gift for the Gunsmoke TV Show lover in your family!

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Sweepstakes on Facebook | Facebook Five Star Book Lovers Holiday Sweeps

Prize DetailsBe sure to like our page and then complete the form to enter to win a $250 gift certificate towards the gift that keeps on giving – the gift of books! Enjoy for yourself or share the gift with others – it’s up to you! The winner will receive a gift certificate redeemable for $250 worth of books from the online Five Star Publications catalog (check out the variety of books – from educational and business to mystery and children’s books at http://www.fivestarpublications.com/bookstore.php). Happy Holidays & Happy Reading from Five Star Publications!

Prize EligibilityOnly persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.Sweepstakes StartsNovember 15, 2012 @ 06:00 am (EST)Sweepstakes EndsDecember 15, 2012 @ 06:00 am (EST

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Book Publishing and Book Marketing from Five Star Publications

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At Five Star Publications we have been providing authors and publishers with book publishing and book marketing services since 1985.

 

Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications and all its affiliate enterprises, was named "Book Marketer of the Year” by Book Publicists of Southern California. She started her internationally renowned company in 1985. In addition to authoring her own books, which earned prestigious accolades across the globe, Radke uses her publishing prowess to market and produce award-winning books for other authors. Her marketing expertise has landed her acclaim on CBS television’s 60 minutes and in magazines such as Kiplinger’s, NEA Today, AARP and many others.

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Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways: Rick D. Niece, Ph.D. - The Band Plays On - Author Interview & Giveaway

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Author Interview

1. How did you come up with the title?
The book, The Band Plays On, takes a nostalgic step back in time. An aging group of former students and band members return to their small home town (population 900) to celebrate the life of their beloved music teacher from decades past, Lewis Niece. “Lewie’s Alumni Band” gathers to rehearse a routine for half-time during the local school’s football game. They also practice to march in a parade the next day and play a concert downtown.

The title of the book references an old music classic, “The Band Played On,” written in 1895. That song begins with this lyric:

Casey would waltz with a strawberry blond
And the band played on.

The difference is that in this lyric, the band “played” on—a verb in the past tense. The title of my book is in the present tense, plays, to signify that this music continues on and on in hearts and memories.

 

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Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?: How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student: Cathryn Cushner Edelstein: 9781589852563: Amazon.com: Books

Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?: How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference guide for international students November 21, 2012
By minou
"Excuse me" is a great reference guide for international students studying in the U.S. It provides pronunciation guides and explanations for the daily items and situations that most Americans take for granted. I especially liked the eye contact and grocery shopping sections. It's easy-to-read and to understand. Some American students should read the section on manners.
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Amazon.com: Legends in the Kitchen: Celebrity Recipes for a Cause (9781589850545): Linda F. Radke, Mrs. Howard Keel, Stefanie Powers: Books

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Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series: Twelfth Night (Classics for All Ages): Cass Foster: 9781877749391: Amazon.com: Books

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Una Vida by Nicolas Bazan, M.D.

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A recurring dream prompts a neuroscientist to explore the haunting past of a New Orleans jazz singer stricken with Alzheimer's, profoundly affecting his own life.

 

UNA VIDA: A Fable of Music and the Mind
by Nicolas Bazan , M.D.

 

In Dr. Nicolas Bazan's brilliant first novel, neuroscientist Alvaro Cruz finds himself haunted by a recurring dream of a banjo player in an elusive cornfield that leads him on a personal quest to uncover the mysterious past of a New Orleans street singer known as Una Vida. Stricken with Alzheimer's, Una Vida can only offer tantalizing clues about her past through her mesmerizing vocals, incredible recollection of jazz lyrics, and the occasional verbal revisiting of a fascinating life that's fading quickly and forever into the recess of her mind. As Cruz searches for Una Vida's true identity, he learns profound lessons about the human psyche, the nature of memory - and himself.

 

Una Vida is filled with delightful twists and unexpected turns, all centering around one of the greatest gifts New Orleans has offered the world - jazz. But the story will also deeply touch anyone who has had to witness the heartbreaking deterioration of a loved one's memory as it is consumed by the unforgiving encroachment of Alzheimer's.

 

In the end, Una Vida represents a triumph of the spirit and sends an intensely personal message of hope to the world even as scientists like Dr. Bazan continue the search for the answers to one of life's most devastating diseases.

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Letters of Love: Stories from the Heart: Salvatore Caputo: 9781877749353: Amazon.com: Books

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5.0 out of 5 stars Letters of Love - a very nice read

By ntiveheart aka jayedee

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Letters of Love was a voyage of laughter and tears that I undertook with a group of folks who shared their own unique experiences of love's blessings with me. As the publisher's introduction says, this isn't just about romantic love, in the traditional sense, but about real people, with real challenges, real heartbreak, real healing and real triumph.

Sometimes Letters of Love whispered to me, sometimes it shouted, but it always touched a chord within and has stayed with me long after I read it's final pages.

However you find yourself celebrating Valentine's Day, this year, my hope is that you will give yourself a copy of Letters of Love. Turn off the phone, pour yourself a nice cup of tea, settle back and undertake your own journey. When Valentine's Day is long gone, you'll still find little bits of it's stories, that resurface in your heart, to make you smile and perhaps, inspire you.

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Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Student from Zombie Island: Conquering the Rumor Monster

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5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful and powerful, By

Anna del C. Dye "Imagine the imaginable, with... (Utah, USA) om: The Student from Zombie Island: Conquering the Rumor Monster (Hardcover)

This book talks about a boy who is afraid of the new kid that is coming to school. His called Bust them up Bill. With a name like that one can only assume that he is a menace to society. Thus the rumors start and all the students spend their time telling tales of his wickedness, while they themselves and those who listen grow afraid of the new kid. Mind you, they have never seen the boy, still their gossip continues to plague the school grounds while they grow wary of the day he will start school.
This is a great and easy read, witty at moments and very well written. It was a pleasure for me the adult and kept my grandkids glued to the pages. Beautiful bright colors and well-drawn pictures are present on each page. I wouldn't be surprise if this book becomes a favorite of many children and their parents. It gives a great opportunity to teach our children that gossip isn't good. Also that they need to meet people and let them prove themselves before they say anything about them.
Anna del C. Dye
Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"

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Healing Words: Creative Writing Programs as Therapy for Kids in Detention - Youth Today

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Burton the Scarecrow ~ Friendship Tales from the Farm ~ Book 1 by V.A. Boeholt

From the Farmyard to the Shipyard Arizona Author V.A. Boeholt Creates Memorable Teaching Tales for Inquisitive Young Readers

PHOENIX, AZ (Fall, 2012)—Arizona author and educator V.A. Boeholt, Ph.D., has made professional contributions to students, parents and instructors around the world as a teacher, curriculum designer and program developer. Now extending her remarkable influence to children's literature, Boeholt has joined forces with acclaimed illustrator Nathaniel P. Jensen and Five Star Publications, Inc. to produce six delightful picture books sure to captivate young readers. Future titles may also be produced to expand Boeholt's library of delightful teaching tales.

Slated for publication between November 2012 and March 2014, Boeholt's engaging new books will include five titles in the Burton the Scarecrow series, along with a stand-alone maritime story called The Happy Ship. These titles and their expected dates of publication include:

Burton the Scarecrow -- Friendship Tales from the Farm:
Burton, the Kind Scarecrow (ISBN: 978-1-58985-202-0) -- December 2012
Burton's Friendship Garden (ISBN: 978-1-58985-210-9) -- June 2013
Burton's Harvest Party (ISBN: 978-1-58985-208-7) -- August 2013
Burton and the Christmas Tree (ISBN: 978-1-58985-206-8) -- October 2013
Burton Helps Dixie Duck (ISBN: 978-1-58985-204-4) -- January 2014
The Happy Ship (ISBN: 978-1-58985-212-9) -- February 2014

"I have never met anyone as generous and giving as Vee," said Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. "She is publishing these books to share her vibrant spirit with others in a way that teaches children important life lessons as they turn the pages of a wonderful story. As they meet Burton the Scarecrow and visit the Happy Ship, young readers and their caregivers will have a uniquely rich and rewarding experience."

From the farmyard to the shipyard, Boeholt's engaging stories introduce children not only to concepts like counting, sequencing and vocabulary building, but also to ideals like humility, gratitude, service and problem-solving. With Burton the Scarecrow always eager to help his friends and The Happy Ship sailing proudly as the Queen of the Sea, Boeholt's innovative tales are sure to provide meaningful teaching moments that make learning fun.

Each of Boeholt's books is augmented with a glossary to expand children's vocabularies, questions to encourage in-depth discussion and suggestions for supplementary activities. Featuring the delightful illustrations of acclaimed artist Nathaniel P. Jensen, each story provides a unique opportunity for parents and teachers to apply life-shaping principles at home or in the classroom, setting the stage for character development in an enjoyable, memorable way.

For more information about V.A. Boeholt and the Burton series and The Happy Ship, please visit www.BoeholtBooks.com, or call Five Star Publications, Inc. at (480) 940-8182. More information about Five Star Publications, Inc. is available at www.FiveStarPublications.com.

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Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Rattlesnake Rules

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Mommy's Notes

Another terrific nature book! This one is all fun - we could spend hours just looking at the illustrations to figure out the interesting details, like the mama's necklace. And the idea of snakes sitting around the mama as she teaches them vital lessons about hunting and playing and eating just makes me smile. As does the idea of a baby being scared of its own tail...

Packed into the fun and rhyme are some great lessons, though. Not just the factual ones, such as how snakes locate food and how they swallow it. The book starts with the concept that there are natural rules - rules that all living creatures need to enable us to live and enjoy life.

Snakes have their own set of rules, and we have ours. By knowing the rules, we can get past the fear and learn more about the awesome creatures in our midst.

One of my favorite parts of the book, which we haven't explored in much detail yet, is the back - with fast facts, fun facts, mysteries, myths vs. facts, vocabulary guide, and an entire curriculum guide to use with this book. This book is definitely staying on our science shelf for future homeschool use.

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Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Cheery: the true adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book to teach youngsters the life cycle of frogs, August 6, 2011

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This review is from: Cheery: the true adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Perfect Paperback)

When we first meet Cheery, she is a tiny gooey egg, surrounded by lots and lots of other gooey eggs, all waiting to burst from their enclosures. As the story progresses, the reader watches (and learns) Cheery grow from an egg, to a tadpole and finally a frog. But not just any frog, a Chiricahua Leopard Frog, a frog native to eastern Arizona and northern Mexico.

Sadly, the Chiricahua Leopard Frog is a "Threatened Species" and so, in this story, we learn about the dangers that face this amphibian, dangers that are largely man-made. Cheery has to be very, very careful or she might be eaten by a bullfrog or crayfish, two species that man has introduced into Cheery's pond. There is also a disease that was brought into the pond by the bullfrog, a disease that could kill Cheery.

After a summer of playing with friends, Cheery finds a pile of leaves and crawls underneath for a long winter's nap. When she wakes up the next spring, she is dismayed to discover that most of her fellow Leopard Frogs have fallen victim to those man-made dangers that lurk within the pond. Will Cheery also become a statistic, or does she have a brighter future?

Cheery is a well conceived book that teaches young readers (ages 9-12) about one species that faces extinction if something is not done. The story is upbeat (and there's a happy ending!) and the drawings are bright and playful. The story is told in the first person, by Cheery, which helps to bring the urgency of her plight home to readers. There is also plenty of information within the pages of this book that explain the life-cycle of frogs in a fun and engaging way. Readers will be well-versed in "everything frog" after reading the story. With four pages of resources at the back (numerous website links included), the book is an excellent resource for those wishing to do a school/home school project about an endangered species.

 

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Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways: Rick D. Niece, Ph.D. - The Band Plays On - Author Interview & Giveaway

Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways: Rick D. Niece, Ph.D. - The Band Plays On - Author Interview & Giveaway | publishing, author, write, books, schools, teachers, publicity, marketing | Scoop.it

Author Interview

1. How did you come up with the title?
The book, The Band Plays On, takes a nostalgic step back in time. An aging group of former students and band members return to their small home town (population 900) to celebrate the life of their beloved music teacher from decades past, Lewis Niece. “Lewie’s Alumni Band” gathers to rehearse a routine for half-time during the local school’s football game. They also practice to march in a parade the next day and play a concert downtown.

The title of the book references an old music classic, “The Band Played On,” written in 1895. That song begins with this lyric:

Casey would waltz with a strawberry blond
And the band played on.

The difference is that in this lyric, the band “played” on—a verb in the past tense. The title of my book is in the present tense, plays, to signify that this music continues on and on in hearts and memories.

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The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man's Encore (Fanfare for a Hometown Series #2): Rick Niece Ph.D.: 9781589850941: Amazon.com: Books

The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man's Encore (Fanfare for a Hometown Series #2)

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5.0 out of 5 stars In The Band Plays On Author Rick Niece Reminds Us Not Only About the Power of Music But of Memories As Well November 10, 2012

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We all have recollections that are markers for our life, giving us some flash points that remind us of who we are and where we come from. In Rick Niece's THE BAND PLAYS ON we are able to see not just the impact that music had on bringing him together with his family (namely his Dad) but how it really wrote the soundtrack for the life that he lives.

Like the first book in the FANFARE FOR A HOMETOWN SERIES we are able to see the impact that the town of DeGraff had on him, but more importantly the people in it. As he tells the story of what brought the town together and sometimes threatened it along the way, Niece is also mindful of how lonely such memories can be if you are the only one around to share them. That is one of the interesting things about this book. You are able to see exactly why writing and reflecting on life is so important: that way the experiences that make you who you are don't get lost with time.

Readers are also given the framework on what has inspired the author as well. Calling them "the bookends of my life", Niece relays the importance of teaching and learning to him and is able to give credit where credit is due when it comes to where it all began. "It all started in the first-grade classroom of a one-building school in a small rural town." (p.116)

THE BAND PLAYS ON takes you on a nostalgic adventure through the eyes of a man who is grateful for his life and what made it possible. By giving us this book and this series, we are able to realize not just the power of music but that of memories as well.

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Arizona Way Out West & Wacky

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Children help write book to celebrate Arizona's Centennial...
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Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Awesome Activities, Humorous History, and Fun Facts!: Conrad J. Storad, Lynda Exley, Michael Hagelberg: 9781589850927: Amazon.com: Books

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