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Hamilton, Lisa Gay 1964-

Works: 57 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 11,210 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Biography  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lisa Gay Hamilton
The soloist by Steve Lopez ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
Beloved by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
Take shelter by Jeff Nichols ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His inexplicable behavior concerns those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify
Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stewardess, a street-tough gun runner, a lonely bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, a stoned-out beach bunny and an earnest federal agent converge in a quest for a missing half million dollars
Keep climbing, girls by Beah E Richards ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only way to make a bid for a girl's equality is to climb right up to the toppermost bough of the very tallest tree. The dynamic ode to girl power was written by noted Afro-American actor, poet, and playwright Beach E. Richards. First published in 1951, her poem is given new life in this edition that includes an introduction by LisaGay Hamilton and stunning illustrations by R. Gregory Christie. With its inspirational messsage, this book will empower children with the realization that "the path of life goes up and up/not down!"
Nine lives by Kathy Baker ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine women each face a different situation in their lives. Among the stories told by director Rodrigo Garcia are a female inmate waiting for her children's visit, a woman facing cancer surgery, and a woman reuniting with an old flame at the supermarket
Honeydripper ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950s rural Alabama, Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge, is deep in debt fighting a rival club's popularity. Desperate to stay open, Tyrone decides to bet on famous talent, laying off his regular performers and giving his last cash to bring in the popular Guitar Sam, for a one-night-only gig. But when the train arrives and Guitar Sam is nowhere to be found, Tyrone finds himself facing even longer odds yet
True crime by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boozer. Skirt chaser. Careless father. You could create your own list of veteran reporter Steven Everett's faults, but not right now. A San Quentin death row prisoner is slated to die at midnight, a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent. Intercuts the parallel stories of the inmate and Everett's scramble to save the man. And just maybe, lift his own life out of the trash heap along the way
The truth about Charlie ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regina returns home to find her husband, Charlie, murdered and three violent strangers claiming Charlie cheated them out of millions. When she accepts help from a mysterious stranger, she is plunged into a world where a double-cross turns into a triple-cross and trust turns into the deadliest weapon of all
VDay until the violence stops ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles how Eve Ensler's hit Broadway solo show 'The Vagina Monologues' grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement dedicated to stopping violence against women and girls. Has been widely recognized as "a celebration of women's sexuality and a condemnation of its violation" and praised as "frank, humorous and moving."
Hamlet ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Youthful innocence and passionate love are lost to greed, deceit and murder in Shakespeare's immortal "Hamlet." Hamlet is visited one dark night in a dream by the spirit of his dead father, proclaiming his untimely death at the hand of his own brother, Claudius. Greed is the motive. The prize is the throne and his beloved wife, Gertrude
Life of a king by Cuba Gooding ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story about the ex-felon Eugene Brown, who after being incarcerated for eighteen years established a chess club in Washington, D.C. for inner city teenagers
The practice ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobby Donnell is a young, passionate lawyer struggling to keep his small Boston law firm afloat. Along with associate attorneys Lindsay Dole, Ellenor Frutt, Eugene Young, Jimmy Berluti and assistant Rebecca Washington, he walks a fine line between his own principles and his legal obligations to his clients. Striving for justice, Bobby squares off against formidable adversaries like tenacious and sexy prosecutor Helen Gamble, a relationship that catches fire both in and out of court. Full of idealistic dreams of defending the innocent, Bobby quickly realizes that being a good defense lawyer is more challenging than he ever expected
Go for sisters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bernice and Fontayne grew so close people said they could 'go for sisters,' but time sent them down different paths. 20 years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. When Bernice's son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered, Bernice realizes she needs someone to navigate Rodney's world withoutinvolving the police, and turns to her old friend
Beah a black woman speaks ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beah Richards (1920-2000), actress-poet-activist, shares her wit and wisdom about her life as a black woman in America
Beastly ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kyle Kingson has it all, including a wicked cruel streak. He zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra inviting her to the school's extravagant bash. After she accepts, he blows her off in a very cruel fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he hates. Enraged by his horrible appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only way to break the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is, which is something he considers impossible
Half a heart by Rosellen Brown ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young biracial woman moves in with her mother, a former civil rights activist. She wrestles with her fury at her mother's mysterious disappearance from her life. With which family -- and which race -- does Ronnee identify?
Redemption trail ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two powerful, but deeply troubled women who are refugees from political and personal trauma flee a past that haunts them. The very difference between the two women opens them up to a new vision of themselves as heroes capable of a thrilling shoot-out in the name of outlaw justice
A house divided ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman growing up on her father's plantation is unaware that her mother is one of the black servants, and when the truth is revealed, she and her mother are thrown into a storm of lies and hate
Red Hook justice ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC), which opened its doors in 2000 to serve a Brooklyn neighborhood plagued by a cycle of unemployment, poverty, and crime. It follows the day-to-day stories of the people whose lives are affected by this new approach to crime and punishment
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Alternative Names
Hamilton, Lisagay 1964-
English (85)