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Acheson, Alison

Summary: "A profoundly honest and intensely personal story of a woman who cares for her husband after the devastating terminal diagnosis of ALS. Marty, age 57, was given a preliminary diagnosis of ALS by his family doctor. Seven weeks later, the diagnosis was confirmed by a neurologist. Ten months and ten days later, Marty passed away. Dance Me to the End is an evocative memoir about the emotional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brindle & Glass 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ACHESON, ALISON ACH

Sparks, Nicholas

Summary: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SPA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SPA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION SPA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Sparks 2018

Sparks, Nicholas

Summary: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SPA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Spa

Summary: This made-for-TV movie tells the story of an old man, professor of sociology, Morrie Schwartz, who is dying from ALS. He tells a former student, Mitch Albom, about dying, living and what's important in life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Video 1999

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TUE

Makechnie, Amy

Summary: Twelve-year-old Golden Maroni starts eighth grade determined to be master of his universe, but learns he cannot control everything on the soccer field, in his friendships, and especially in facing his father's incurable disease.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAK

Summary: After musical mogul Lucious Lyon is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, he must choose which of his three sons with succeed him at the legendary Empire entertainment company. The game changes when ex-wife Cookie returns from prison. This groundbreaking series features a pulsating soundtrack from legendary music hit maker Timbaland.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV EMP

Sparks, Nicholas

Summary: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC SPA

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC SPA

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION SPA

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Sparks 2018

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: "Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: "Where did the universe come from?" Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was written in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2019

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Sparks, Nicholas

Summary: "Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

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Spencer-Wendel, Susan

Summary: A moving and inspirational memoir by celebrated journalist Susan Spencer-Wendel who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPENCER-WENDEL, SUSAN SPE

Genova, Lisa

Summary: An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. He knows his left arm will go next. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, his distant wife Karina becomes his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GEN

Green, Tim

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green comes a gripping, deeply personal standalone football novel about a star middle school quarterback faced with a life-changing decision after his dad is diagnosed with ALS. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica! With two all-star college football players for brothers and a former Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman for a father, it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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Summary: At the end of Season Four, the Lyons lost Empire. However, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) finally found their way to each other and said their "I do's." In Season Five, two years have passed, and the Lyons have yet to reclaim Empire. The family has experienced unimagined tragedies and now must join forces to rebuild from scratch. As their plans begin to take shape, they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV EMP

Albom, Mitch

Summary: The author visits with his former college professor, who gave him sound advice and guidance when he was younger. In the last months of his life, Morrie teaches Mitch abouth lessons in how to live once again.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 378.12 ALB

Fitzmaurice, Ruth

Summary: "A transformative, euphoric memoir about finding solace in the unexpected for readers of H is for Hawk and When Breath Becomes Air. Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband Simon who has ALS and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other "tribe" are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FITZMAURICE, RUTH FIT

Summary: The year is 1989, and 19-year old Jason Becker from Richmond, California has just been offered the biggest rock guitar job on the planet. He's on the cover of every guitar magazine and is being hailed by critics as a genius and the next greatest rock guitarist in the world. Jason's dream will turn into a nightmare when he is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease and given just 3-5 years to live....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC JAS

Albom, Mitch

Summary: Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.12 ALB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.12 ALB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 378.12 ALB

Bradley, W. G. (Walter George)

Summary: "The true story of an extraordinary man, Gib Peters, and his solo journey along the Intracoastal Waterway from Key West to New York and back while suffering the ravages of Lou Gehrig's disease... Part travelogue, part soul-searching meditation, it is the uplifting and sometimes hilarious story of one man's conquest of death and his profound insights into life."--dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 BRA

Fagan, Kate

Summary: "Kate Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court, bonded by sweaty high fives and a dedication to the New York Knicks. But as Kate got older, her love of the sport and her closeness with her father grew complicated. The formerly inseparable pair drifted apart. The lessons that her father instilled in her about the game, and all her memories of sharing the court with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FAGAN, KATE FAG

Shipman, Viola

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Summary: "The Hope Chest is a deeply emotional novel about three people who have seemingly lost all hope until one woman's heirloom hope chest is rediscovered in the attic, along with its contents and secrets. Mattie is a fiercely independent woman battling ALS; Don, her deeply devoted husband is facing a future without his one true love; and Rose, their struggling caregiver, is a young, single mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION SHI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Shipman 2017

Taylor-Klaus, Bex

Summary: An older woman with ALS and her husband invite their extended family for a final gathering before she ends her life on her own terms.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media Films 2020

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD BLA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Bl

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BLA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BLA

Harrison, Jim

Summary: In the universally-praised Returning to Earth, Jim Harrison has delivered a masterpiece--a tender, profound, and magnificent novel about life, death, and the possibility of finding redemption in unlikely places. Donald is a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. His condition deteriorating, he realizes no one will be able to pass on to his children their family...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL FIC HARRI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Har

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Harrison 2007

Howard, Terrence

Summary: Follows music mogul Lucious Lyon who, after he is diagnosed with ALS, must decide which of his family members should take his place as head of the business.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Allied Vaughn 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV EMP

Lish, Atticus

Summary: "From the author of the PEN/Faulkner winning debut novel Preparation for the Next Life--a searing, tender, haunting story about fathers and sons, sons and mothers, and a young boy's struggle to become a man. Corey Goltz is fifteen years old when his mother, Gloria, is diagnosed with ALS. Estranged from his father, and increasingly responsible for meeting both his mother's needs and his own,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIS

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