Philadelphia Chooses ‘The Soloist’

The 2009 selection for One Book, One Philadelphia is The Soloist. The book’s author, Steve Lopez, is a former Philadelphia Inquirer writer. Now a Los Angeles Times columnist, Lopez befriended a homeless violinist on the streets of L.A. and wrote about him in his columns. Those columns lead to a book and now a movie to be released on Nov. 11, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx.

Lopez appeared with Philadelphia Mayor Nutter at a press conference announcing the book yesterday. The Inquirer quotes Nutter on the book’s relevance to Philadelphia, “The issue of homelessness will be the serious topic of discussion here.”

The SoloistA Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music Steve Lopez

  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult (April 17, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0399155066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399155062
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $19.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, (May 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433215225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433215223
  • Audio Cassette: Unabridged, $44.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, (May 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433215217
  • ISBN-13: 978-143321521

  • Paperback: $15.00
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (September 30, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 042522600X
  • ISBN-13: 978-042522600

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