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books by Robert Lamb
Books by Robert Lamb
And Tell Tchaikovsky the News
Atlanta teenager Billy Randolph is a talented musician whose rich father has sheltered him from all but classical works and the "soft" music played on his radio stations. But then Mr. Randolph hires a black yardman who happens to own a great collection of rock 'n' roll records. In no time at all, Billy is hearing a different drummer and singing a different tune!
Six of One, Half Dozen of Another
Stories and poems from a lifetime of work by one of the South's foremost writers. Ranging in genre from reality to fantasy, the works show the development of a writer and his style from youth to maturity, with an afterword on the origins each. This book is an ideal companion to the author's highly regarded novels: Striking Out (A PEN/Hemingway nominee), Atlanta Blues (A Southern Critics Circle [...]
A Majority of One
One courageous woman.against a whole town. "When preachers in a small Georgia town organize to ban some classic American novels from the high school curriculum, only one citizen stands up to them: English teacher Anne Brady, an "outsider" from Atlanta who champions great literature (and the separation of Church and State). Refusing to "go along to get along," Anne soon finds herself fighting to [...]
A reporter and two cops look for a missing college girl. The search leads through the underbelly of urban Atlanta to murder and heartbreak. As a reporter for The Atlanta Constitution, I covered many stories about life on the city's mean streets. I always knew I would some day write about it. --- Readers Say: 'This haunting novel will keep you awake reading it the first night, thinking about it [...]
Striking Out, a coming-of-age story, was my first novel. Nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award, it seems to resonate most with males who came of age in the 1950s. Published in 1991, the novel is still in print and I still get phone calls from readers in other parts of the USA who tell me that their coming-of-age experience was exactly the same as that depicted in Striking Out. I rejoiced to hear [...]
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