Soon to be released, new novel by author Claire P. Gordon!
Banished is the story of Luis de Torres, the Jewish translator who sailed with Columbus in 1492 and was the first person to step on land in the Americas. This is a very different view of the famous journey, with fascinating and surprising details. Soon to be completed. The date of release to be announced!
Also available from Author Claire P. Gordon
The Color Of Music is the story of identical boy twins separated shortly after birth, their father a famous African-American jazz musician and their mother, a blond European jazz fan. The mother of the biracial twins is unable to raise her babies and they become separated at an early age. One is raised as black and the other as white.
About Claire P. Gordon
Nothing in her middle-class Los Angeles childhood suggested that Claire Gordon
would form an abiding interest in jazz. But by the age of 14, the signs were
there. She discovered the music of Duke Ellington and other jazz artists while in
The first major artist to enter her life was singer Maxine Sullivan, who
became a life-long friend. Others followed - Nat "King" Cole, Dizzy Gillespie,
Benny Carter, pianists Art Tatum and Mary Lou Williams, disc jockeys, song writers,
more artists, and other jazz buffs.
She was Duke Ellington's band secretary, married songwriter Irving Gordon
("Unforgettable"), and was a friend of Norman Granz - the list goes on. She has
written about the people she knew with a light touch and a smile.
Through her eyes, a picture is drawn of this jazz era - the way it was in the
1930's and 1940's (and onward) in the United States.