bands -- fiction

The Commitments

By Roddy Doyle

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This funky, rude, unpretentious first novel traces the short, funny, and furious career of a group of working-class Irish kids who form a band, The Commitments. Their mission: to bring soul to Dublin!

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Watch the popular film adaptation. Music from the film is available on CD: The Commitments: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and The Commitments Volume 2.

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The Wishbones

By Tom Perrotta

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A thirty-one-year-old rock 'n' roll guitarist decides to get married, only to begin an affair with Gretchen, a New York poet. He finds himself torn between letting his dreams die and having a steady gig.
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