The struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania has a secret: a high school theater company so outstanding that it has Broadway producers as patrons and tests out controversial shows for them before they go on to be performed at other high schools. Michael Sokolove, a Levittown native, chronicles the last years of drama director Lou Volpe and follows a group of gifted students as they confront riveting drama both on and off the stage. This is a story of an economically depressed but proud town finding hope in a gifted teacher and the magic of theater.
HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich”, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”. The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the “Butcher of Prague.” He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructible—until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service, killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of History.
Strings Attached is the story of a brilliant but ferocious music teacher who came to be known as "Mr. K" told in the alternating first person perspectives of his former student, award-winning journalist Joanne Lipman, and his daughter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Melanie Kupchynsky.
Writer Cindy Sella is having trouble with her next novel. Aside from her paralyzing writer’s block, she’s faced with a lawsuit from her ex-agent, L. Bass Hess. Hess will stop at nothing to collect a commission from Cindy on her previous novel, which he did not represent since she had fired him long before it was published.
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