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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Elvis

Did you go to Memphis for the annual Elvis Presley birthday bash? If you’re a big fan, you may have read a lot of non-fiction books about “The King.” How about some Elvis fiction? Check out:

The Year the Music Changed: The Letters of Achsa Mceachern-Isaacs & Elvis Presley by Diane Coulter Thomas -- 15 months of pen-pal letters between a fictional 14-year-old fan and a 20-year-old Elvis.

Viva Las Vengeance by Daniel M. Klein -- the third in a four-book series (after “Kill Me Tender” and “Blue Suede Clues” and before “Such Vicious Minds”) about a crime-solving Elvis.

Elvis Live at Five by John Paxson -- a TV station tries to boost ratings with a talk show hosted by a computer-generated Elvis.

Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley -- a fictional boyfriend of 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu draws Elvis’ attention by stealing an album from a U.S. Army base PX in Germany.

Elvis and Nixon by Jonathan Lowy -- “inspired by” White House memos and the actual 1970 meeting.

That's All Right, Mama by Gerald Duff -- the fictional autobiography of Elvis’ twin brother.

Elvissey by Jack Womack -- operatives from a parallel universe kidnap Elvis to gain control over Elvis-worshipping cults.

Not a big Elvis fan? You can find non-Elvis fiction on the library’s online catalog.

FREE; PLEASE RSVP
January 12 at 1:30 p.m. -- Kids age 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a stuffed animal pet show at the Pohick Regional Library.

January 12 at 4 p.m. -- Book Hounds: teen book discussion group at the Woodrow Wilson Library.

January 12 at 7 p.m. -- Your Pets & Disaster Preparedness. For ages 6-12 at the Patrick Henry Library.

Find other free activities in the library’s online calendar.

QUOTAGE
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” -- J.D. Salinger

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