Friday Reads: Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon


“I’m sittin’ in the railway station / Got a ticket for my destination…”

Homeward bound – were you among the many who were homeward bound this Thanksgiving week?

For Paul Simon and many baby boomers the phrase conjures up the 1960s when the duo Simon and Garfunkel were popular folk-rock singers.

Author Peter Ames Carlin takes the reader from the late 1960’s to present day and the release in June 2016 of Simon’s latest album, Stranger to Stranger. Over the past 60 years of Simon’s life we have listened to and memorized many of his lyrics. We were disappointed in the break of the duo Simon and Garfunkel and relieved when they reunited, only to separate again. We have bought many of his albums (which have sold more than a hundred million!) We have heard his political views and championed his sometimes controversial roles in many of the significant events of the last several decades.

In this biography of Simon, Carlin illuminates the on, and off again stage life of this singer/composer. With several pages of photos, you’ll get a glimpse of Simon’s life yesterday and today.

Look for Homeward Bound in the new nonfiction section, Call # 927.8 Simon

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