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Old 02-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Trying to Remember a Book

The first book I read where I became aware of the beauty of the written word was a book by Even Hunter (I think) about a blind MC. It followed his life from the time he was seven or so through adulthood, along with his rising career as a pianist. I could have sworn it was called Streets of Gold, but when I recently tried googling it I came up flat.

I was twelve when I read it, purloined from a stack of library books my father had. After that I read everything I could get my hands on by Hunter. Previously, I read books according to the story. This one book gave me a whole new appreciation for the art of storytelling.

So am I imagining this? Does anyone recognize the story? Maybe I have the author wrong.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Probably Evan Hunter.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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Streets of Gold, by Evan Hunter. It's out of print but certainly available. About a blind pianist in Harlem.

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The half.com link (where it's considerably cheaper)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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A personal note . . .

I got an autographed copy of one of Hunter's book to give as a gift one year. He died a short time after that.
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Probably Evan Hunter.
<SNORK!> It would help if I spelled the poor man's name correctly!

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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Thanks, I found it. <g>

It left quite the impression on me. I went from reading The Black Stallion to Evan Hunter and never looked back.
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