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Tagsfiction (233), music (198), jazz (77), african-american studies (76), biography (56), short stories (49), popular music (49), travel (46), reference (37), film criticism (32) — see all tags

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About meI have worked at a large new-and-used bookstore chain for over 21 years. Before that, I worked at SMU's Fondren Library and the UT-Austin main library. I have also written and performed music since about 1971. I have four kids, three out of the house, and a wife who has four times as many books as I do. I love books about music (but not so much music about books).

About my libraryMuch of my library is jazz and pop music-related: musician biographies, music criticism and reference. I also have a lot of fiction. Favorite fiction writers include Alice Munro, Kazuo Ishiguro, T.C. Boyle, Graham Greene, & Eudora Welty. Other collections include: race relations/black studies, baseball, travel/WPA Guides, New Orleans, and film criticism. I have art and reference books, too, but haven't listed many of them yet.

GroupsTexas History

Favorite authorsGraham Greene, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alice Munro (Shared favorites)


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Real nameSteve Leach


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Member sinceJul 14, 2006

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