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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!

Format: text

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

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1 available in Holiday Fiction, Call number: 394.2 CHI

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,...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.8 COX

Dean, Janice

Summary: Good people are all around us doing selfless deeds, from a firefighter who bravely battled for his colleague's health after 9/11 to a good Samaritan who secretly pays for the coffees of everyone in line behind him. Dean has made it her mission to uncover and document good stories to inspire us and gives us a much-needed boost of optimism. All we have to do is open our minds and our hearts, to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 DEA

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.102 DEA

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

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Mannes, Elena

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

Format: text

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lumen 2018

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

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?...

Format: text

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

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

Summary: "Do you ever say that you'll take care of yourself after you finish your to-do list? The personal, revealing stories in this book will convince you to put yourself at the top of that list. Self-care and life balance are what we all neglect most. These 101 true stories will show you how to take care of your physical and mental health. You'll be inspired by other people who have taken back...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 640 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....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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

Bourdain, Anthony

Summary: A life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives listeners an introduction to some of Anthony Bourdain's favorite places. Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 641.59 BOU

Charleson, Susannah

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Rogers, D. Laurence

Summary: "Centuries ago, Europeans desperate for gold and a route to the East found a lush, green paradise populated by native tribes in the New World. Despite a clash of cultures, cooperation created the fur trade that dominated early Michigan history. Subsequent violence and disease all but wiped out the native population. Later, intrepid residents crossed the frozen Straits of Mackinac on foot and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2018

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ECW Press 2019

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Summary: "These 101 stories showcase an America filled with good people who volunteer in their communities, help their neighbors, and pride themselves on doing the right thing"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 CHI

Cassady, Carolyn

Summary: "This book illustrious Carolyn is a charming narative filled with heartfelt advice for adventurers and weary travelers alike! Evoking a bygone era of elegance and international travel that bursts with beauty and wonderment, you are invited to take a leisurely journey with a savvy mother and daughter team as they soak in the sites, culture and deliciousness of each stop on an extended European...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Book Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAS

Daldin, Tom

Summary: The host and producers of Under the Radar Michigan, a PBS television series, provide the travel destinations of their first 50 episodes. "If you're looking for great Michigan places to explore, vacation, eat, live, start a business or just relax, this book is for you. Chapter by chapter, we take you along on our first fifty episodes and discover great Michigan cities, interesting people,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribe Publishing Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 MIC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 MIC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 977.4 DAL

Lockhart, James Macdonald

Summary: From the merlin to the golden eagle, the goshawk to the honey buzzard, James Macdonald Lockhart’s stunning debut is a quest of beak, talon, wing, and sky. On its surface, Raptor is a journey across the British Isles in search of fifteen species of birds of prey, but as Lockhart seeks out these elusive predators, his quest becomes so much more: an incomparably elegant elegy on the beauty of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598 LOC

Risen, Alexandra

Summary: "The author describes how she used the abandoned and overgrown garden behind the house she and her husband bought to come to grips with the recent death of her father and to awaken forgotten childhood memories,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RISEN, ALEXANDRA RIS

Stein, Joshua David

Summary: "My Father the Chef. My Father the Cult Leader. My Father the Duke. These men (Jacques Pépin, Saul Newton, and John Wayne, respectively) are among the famous-and infamous-fathers featured in To Me, He Was Just Dad, a collection of first-person essays written by the children of some of the world's most fascinating men. Though these men may be familiar to the reader, their children offer a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 STE

Ackroyd, Peter

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...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED 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

Bourdain, Anthony

Summary: "A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain"--

Format: text

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

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 BOU

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 BOU

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