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New library books

The following new books about musicians are available at the Pontiac Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

A Woman Like Me by Bettye LaVette

Chronicles the life of the R&B singer who had a hit single as a teenager, spent the next 40 years trying to recapture the spotlight, then finally achieved recognition with popular 2008 and 2009 televised performances.

My Crazy Beautiful Life by Ke$ha

A photo journal of the pop star’s life on tour details her creative process throughout the recording of a new album and shares insights into her daily routines on stage and behind the scenes.

Beyoncé by Andrew Vaughan

A lavishly illustrated tribute to the multi-genre artist traces her life from her early success with Destiny’s Child and her marriage to Jay-Z through the birth of her child and her Grammy Award-winning triumphs with “Dangerously in Love.”

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar” by Peter Benjaminson

This book includes details about Wells’ marriages and love life and her battle with throat cancer.

Whitney by Randee St. Nicholas

A tribute to the late pop star shares memories of Houston and gathers photographs of the singer, including publicity portraits, performance shots and more casual views.

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

Featuring in-depth interviews with family, friends and close associates and offering a poignant retrospective from Springsteen himself, a sweeping portrait of the 20-time Grammy Award-winning music artist encompasses the breadth of his career and offers insight into his creative process.

– Allen County Public Library