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Summary: Forgiveness is an amazing tool—it can transform your life in just one second if you decide that you want to use its power. There’s a reason we refer to anger, resentment, and disappointment as “baggage.” We carry it everywhere we go. We’d like nothing more than to drop it on the side of the road and forget about it. But how do we do that? How do we process the past and then leave it behind?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.9 CHI

Summary: "In The Hardmen the writers behind cycling superblog Velominati.com and The Rules will tell the stories and illuminate the myths of not just the greatest cyclists ever, but the toughest. From Eddy Merckx to Beryl Burton, and from Marianne Vos to Edwig Van Hooydonk, the book will lay bare the secrets of their extraordinary and inspirational endurance in the face of pain, danger and disaster....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.6 HAR

Charleson, Susannah

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Readers take to the streets beside Susannah to bring home a host of missing pets. Along the way, Susannah finds a part of herself also lost. And when unexpected heartbreak shatters her own sense of direction, it is Ace--the shelter dog that started it all--who leads Susannah home. Inquisitive, instructive, heartrending, and hopeful, Where the Lost Dogs Go pays tribute to the missing dogs--and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.7 CHA

Schott, Philipp

Summary: "Cats, dogs, people - funny and heartbreaking stories from a pet veterinarian With insight and humor, Dr. Philipp Schott shares tales from the unlikely path he took into his career of veterinary science and anecdotes from his successful small-animal clinic. Dr. Schott brings to his writing the benefit of many years of expertise. Wisdom he imparts on readers includes the best way to give your...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ECW Press 2019

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Summary: Anyone who loves this joyous time of year will love these heartwarming and entertaining stories of family bonding, holiday hijinks, community spirit, and family and religious traditions. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2016

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Summary: People aren’t shy about giving advice. Whatever the advice - romantic, parental, financial, nutritional, occupational - you’ve heard it all. But what’s the best advice you ever heard? The contributors to this book have answered that question 101 different ways. This collection of personal tips, traditional adages, and clever observations covers such diverse topics as life, love, success,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 CHI

Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Cox, Tom

Summary: "Close Encounters of the Furred Kind" is the follow-up to the" Sunday Times" Top Ten Bestseller "The Good, The Bad, and the Furry." Like "The Good, The Bad, and the Furry," it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats-- The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.8 COX

Kreizman, Maris.

Summary: "The perfect book for anyone with a Netflix account and a library card. "Smart, sharp, and hilarious, Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect pick-me-up and never-put-me-down book." - Jami Attenberg, bestselling author of The MiddlesteinsSlaughterhouse 90210 pairs literature's greatest lines with pop culture's best moments. In 2009, Maris Kreizman wanted to combine her fierce love for pop culture...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.7 KRE

Mannes, Elena

Summary: "An exploration of animal spirituality and the ability of animals to communicate with humans even in the afterlife"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bear & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 MAN

Westover, Tara

Summary: Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida. "Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación." Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lumen 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 WES

Ackroyd, Peter

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HITCHCOCK ACK

Akhtar, Aysha

Summary: Through the stories of a varied cast of characters, Dr. Akhtar reveals what happens when we both break and forge bonds with animals. She demonstrates how humans are neurologically designed to empathize with animals, and how violence against them goes against our nature. In equal measure, the love and friendship we give to other species biologically reverberates back to us.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 590 AKH

Feinstein, John

Summary: In the NFL, quarterbacks are kings. The right QB becomes the face of a franchise and marches his team-- and millions of fans-- on a glorious winning odyssey. The wrong QB leads his team to losses, infighting, second-guessing, and fan misery. A few become legends. Feinstein takes us inside the rarified world with five men who have achieved the highest levels in the NFL: Andrew Luck, Alex Smith,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 FEI

Gierach, John

Summary: In his latest fresh and original collection, Gierach shows us why fly-fishing is the perfect antidote to everything that is wrong with the world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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Jacobson, Abbi

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Summary: When Broad City star Abbi Jacobson announced that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions. Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one: Why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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Naldrett, Alan.

Summary: Some of Michigan's most noteworthy yarns and compelling characters were lost down the corridors of history--until now. Discover the Nain Rouge, that "Demon from the Strait," spotted everywhere from the Battle of Bloody Run in 1763 to the Detroit Riot in 1967. Meet folks like Major Stickney, who named his sons One and Two and his youngest daughter Indiana. Inspect the Toledo War's ill-equipped...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 NAL

Backman, Fredrik

Summary: "Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 BAC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 BAC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 Backman 2019

Jenkins, Steve

Summary: Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.4 JEN

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 636.4 JEN

Krakauer, Jon

Summary: "The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 KRA

Morris, Mary

Summary: "From the author of the classic memoir Nothing to Declare, a new travel narrative examining healing, redemption, and what it means to be a solo woman on the road."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORRIS, MARY MOR

Palahniuk, Chuck

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Summary: "In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing. With advice grounded in years of careful study and a keenly observed life, Palahniuk combines practical advice and concrete examples from beloved classics, his own books, and a "kitchen-table MFA" culled from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PALAHNIUK, CHUCK PAL

Piper, Karen Lynnea

Summary: "A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PIPER, KAREN PIP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Piper 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B PIPER PIP

Rowe, Peggy

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Peggy Rowe is at it again--this time giving a hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike's rise to fame. Since the day they said, "I do," Peggy's previous "doting" lifestyle met with her husband John's minimalist ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. From thoughts of wearing headlamps in the house...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Forefront Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ROW

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