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Someone in London is cooking up murder …


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How much would you risk to turn your life around?


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RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?


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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.


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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy


A Glorious Celebration
Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler, Richard A. Long

Doubleday
April 2008
On Sale: April 1, 2008
208 pages
ISBN: 0385511086
EAN: 9780385511087
Hardcover
$30.00
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Non-Fiction Biography

Maya Angelou’s memoirs and books of essays and poetry have sold millions of copies. Now, MAYA ANGELOU: A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION offers an unusual and irresistible look at her life and her myriad interests and accomplishments. Created by the people who know her best—her longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard A. Long, and her niece Rosa Johnson Butler—it is part tribute, part scrapbook, capturing Angelou at home, at work, and in the public eye.

In photographs, text, and ephemera, MAYA ANGELOU chronicles the writer’s childhood in Stamps, Arkansas; her brief-but-illustrious career on the New York stage; her appointment as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Council; and more. There are behind-the-scenes glimpses of Angelou as a down-home regal diva who revels in cooking for a crowd that often includes celebrities like Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, or Quincy Jones along with relatives and old friends—and as the highly disciplined writer who begins her legendary writing process in a local hotel room at 5:30 a.m. armed with “yellow pad, Bible, bottle of sherry, a dictionary, Roget’s Thesaurus and a deck of cards for solitaire.”

Readers who have come to know and love Maya Angelou will be surprised and delighted by this personal, illustrated portrait of the renowned poet, author, playwright, and humanitarian.

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Weekend Edition Sunday - April 6, 2008
Good Morning America - March 31, 2008

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