Saturday, March 05, 2011
Alaska and Wisconsin communities rally around The Soloist by Steve Lopez
In communities across the United States, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez has drawn readers together to discuss the arts, mental illness and homelessness. The book—about Lopez’s friendship with homeless, schizophrenic musician Nathaniel Anthony Ayers—has become a one-city-one-book phenomenon. Ketchikan, AK, and Menomonie, WI, are just the latest communities to select this book for their reading programs.