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The Soul of a Child: A Novel Based on the Life of Maria Montessori

By Kate Fuglei

Celebrating a giant of American popular music... 
With a legacy that resonates today in the work of contemporary film composers, the magnanimous Henry Mancini left an indelible mark on the culture. Over the course of a life cut short, Mancini helped liberate a concentration camp at the end of WWII, created some of the most iconic film and television themes ever written, and unseated the Beatles from the number one spot at the apex of rock and roll. 
Resurrected through dialogue portraying pivotal scenes from his life, readers will get to know Mancini like never before—and come to appreciate this national treasure who fought for equality while bringing out the beauty of the world through his artistry.


About the Author

An actress, singer, and writer, Kate Fuglei created a one-woman show, Rachel Calof,  based on the memoir of a Jewish homesteader, and has performed it around America. It won Best Musical at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. Fuglei has appeared in more than forty roles in episodic television and film, and she was in the First National Broadway tour of Spring Awakening

Based in Los Angeles, she has played leading roles in regional theaters across the country, among them Arena Stage, the Public Theater in NYC, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Two of her short stories appear as part of Sister Writereaters, a book of essays about motherhood and food.

Fuglei is also the author of the Mentoris Project book, Fermi's Gifts: A Novel Based on the Life of Enrico Fermi.