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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2012 11:51 pm | Updated: 7:39 pm, Thu Sep 12, 2013.

Music meets literature in these singers' biographies and memoirs. Find them on the new-book shelf of the Duke Street Library.

1 MY SONG: A MEMOIR, by Harry Belafonte. The popular singer and former UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shares the story of his impoverished childhood in Harlem and Jamaica, his racial-barrier-breaking career and his commitment to numerous causes.

2 SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES: MY LIFE IN MUSIC, by Judy Collins. The folk music icon discusses the height of her career in the 1960s, her alcoholism, her love affair with Stephen Stills, and her friendships with Joan Baez, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and others.

3 MORE ROOM IN A BROKEN HEART: THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF CARLY SIMON, by Stephen Davis. The first full-length biography of the singer-songwriter from a music journalist who taps private archives, family interviews and his 40-year friendship with the legend herself to capture her journey from shy teenager to superstar.

4 MICHAEL BUBLÉ: ONSTAGE OFFSTAGE, by Dean Freeman. A pictorial account of the famous singer's private and public lives, documenting his exploits on tour, candid moments, and his time at home with his wife.

5 DIARY OF A PLAYER: HOW MY MUSICAL HEROES MADE A GUITAR MAN OUT OF ME, by Brad Paisley. The country music superstar shares what the guitar has meant to him as a means of finding his own voice and who inspired his love of music, as well as stories about the many great guitar players he has encountered.

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