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Galadrielle's affecting search for her lost father is alternately relentless and tender. (The memoir arrives at a bittersweet time for the legions of Allman Brothers Band loyalists: Gregg Allman, Duane's brother, recently announced that after 45 years, the band's 2014 tour will be their last.) Born with the ultimate backstage pass, Galadrielle's access to Duane's family, bandmates and friends lifts this memoir far above hackneyed Behind the Music fare. Duane Allman was a careless, philandering husband who walked out on his wife and baby, merely saying, "I love you, but I can't do this anymore." But could he play. And his daughter can write—with a balance and an acuteness that do full justice to her parents' story and her father's genius. In the end, Duane's baby girl loves him the best she can.