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The Resource Pretty paper, Willie Nelson with David Ritz

Pretty paper, Willie Nelson with David Ritz

Label
Pretty paper
Title
Pretty paper
Statement of responsibility
Willie Nelson with David Ritz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's the early sixties and Willie Nelson is down and out, barely eking out a living as a singer songwriter. The week before Christmas, he spots a legless man on a cart, selling wares in front of Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth, Texas. The humble figure, by the name of Vernon Clay, piques Willie's curiosity, but Vernon is stubbornly private and--despite Willie's charming queries--has no interest in telling his story. Willie is tenacious, though, and he eventually learns that Vernon is a fellow musician, a fine guitarist and singer. When Vernon disappears, he leaves behind only a diary, which tells an epic tale of life-altering tragedies, broken hearts, and crooked record men, not to mention backroad honky-tonks, down-home cooking, and country songwriting genius. Deeply moved and spurred on by Vernon's pages, Willie aims to give the man one last shot at redemption and a chance to embody the holiday spirit"--
Summary
A holiday tale based on the country music icon's classic Christmas song imagines the life story of a downtown Ft. Worth, Texas gift-wrap seller, who is eventually revealed to be a fellow musician overshadowed by genius and tragedy. Illustrations
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530256
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Willie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.E44957
LC item number
P74 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ritz, David
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Country & Bluegrass
  • RELIGION / Holidays / Christmas & Advent
Target audience
adult
Label
Pretty paper, Willie Nelson with David Ritz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780735211544
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016029220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)ppl00099665
Label
Pretty paper, Willie Nelson with David Ritz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780735211544
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016029220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)ppl00099665

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