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The triple-threat artist has a new album, a novel, and a role on the HBO series Treme . But his real love is reading, and reading again.
"One of my main areas of activism is against the death penalty - and that's largely because of this 'nonfiction novel,'" Steve Earle says.
"I love these books," says Steve Earle , who collects foreign editions of the wizard chronicles, including one in ancient Greek.
The English Patient author's first novel "is my favorite book," Steve Earle says.
"Mind-blowing" is how Steve Earle describes the 1970s classic about the plight of the American Indians in the 19th century, which has become a must-read for anyone interested in U.S. history and human rights.
"I'd always heard that there was a doctor who traveled with Hank Williams and then disappeared when Williams died; I wanted to write about what might have happened to him," says Steve Earle , whose novel, like his new album, is titled I'll Never Get Out of
Nana was suddenly thinking other kinds of thoughts, having other kinds of memories. She went and bought Guitar Town by Steve Earle instead of listening to her better self, and she even played it indoors because when she got home the kids were out
"I found this book around 9/11, when the world was divided into people who were trying to understand Islam and those trying not to understand Islam, and my call was that understanding Islam was a matter of survival."