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Ensler, Eve

Summary: "Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 ENS

Tóibín, Colm

Summary: A collection of essays explores the sources of intimate family dynamics in prominent works of literature, from the relationship between W. B. Yeats and his father to the complicated ties between Thomas Mann and his children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 TOI

Frangello, Gina

Summary: "Gina Frangello is a long-married fortysomething devoted mom when her life is turned upside down by the sudden death of her closest friend. Worn down from years of caregiving both her elderly parents and three kids, Gina starts to interrogate her own mortality and what she once longed for as a younger woman : a kind of sexual, romantic and artistic intensity radically at odds with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRANGELLO, GINA FRA

Trigiani, Adriana.

Summary: "The beloved New York Times bestselling author shares a treasure trove of insight and guidance from her two grandmothers-time-tested common sense advice on the most important aspects of a woman's life, from childhood to old age"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 813.54 TRI

Trigiani, Adriana.

Summary: "The beloved New York Times bestselling author shares a treasure trove of insight and guidance from her two grandmothers-time-tested common sense advice on the most important aspects of a woman's life, from childhood to old age"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813 TRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 TRI

Simon, Rachel

Summary: A woman spends a year with her mentally challenged sister.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SIMON SIM

Tóibín, Colm

Summary: "Colm Tóibín begins his incisive, revelatory Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know with a walk through the Dublin streets where he went to university--a wide-eyed boy from the country--and where three Irish literary giants also came of age: Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce. Elegant, profound, and riveting, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know illuminates not only the complex relationships between three of the greatest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 820 TOI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 TOI

Hogan, Linda.

Summary: In this book, the author recounts her difficult childhood as the daughter of an army sergeant, her love affair at age fifteen with an older man, the legacy of alcoholism, the troubled history of her adopted daughters, and her own physical struggles since a recent horse accident. She shows how historic and emotional pain are passed down through generations, blending personal history with stories...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Hogan 2001

Scieszka, Jon.

Summary: How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SCI

Hemingway, Valerie

Summary: Irish reporter Valerie Hemingway chronicles the years she spent as a personal secretary and confidante to Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Mary, and her eventual marriage to Hemingway's estranged son, Gregory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.52 HEM

Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred Knopf 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 NAI

Steel, Danielle.

Summary: The author relates her son's struggle with manic depression, describing the early signs of his illness, the diagnosis and treatment that bought some time, and the final tragedy of his suicide at age nineteen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1998

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.89 STE

Arnold, Gaynor.

Summary: "In creating my [the author's] own story of Alfred and Dorothea Gibson, I have taken a novelist's liberties as I explored an imaginative path through their relationship. . . . Inspired by "threads of Dickens's own preoccupations with things strange, romantic, and melodramatic rather than realistic ... at times, characters from his novels make a transmuted appearance as characters in his life....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC ARN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ARN

Irving, John

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: E. P. Dutton 1978

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Simon, Rachel

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Beth is a spirited woman with mental retardation, who spends nearly every day riding the buses in Philadelphia. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. When Beth asks her sister Rachel to accompany her on the buses for one year, they take a transcendent journey together that changes Rachel's life in incredible ways and leads her to accept her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kimmel, Haven

Summary: A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.6 KIM

Spiegelman, Nadja

Summary: "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPIEGELMAN, NADJA SPI

Allende, Isabel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLENDE, ISABEL ALL

Gresham, Douglas H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1988

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 GRE

Conroy, Pat

Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Pardlo, Gregory

Summary: "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, his first work of prose: a deeply felt memoir of a family's bonds and a meditation on race, addiction, fatherhood, ambition, and American culture The Pardlos were an average, middle-class African American family living in a New Jersey Levittown: charismatic Gregory Sr., an air traffic controller, his wife, and their two sons, bookish Greg Jr. and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARDLO, GREGORY PAR

Harrison, Kathryn

Summary: In essays written over the course of more than a decade, Kathryn Harrison has created a beautifully detailed and rigorously honest family album. With tenderness and wisdom, compassion and humor, Harrison writes about the things we don’t always discuss, casting light on what lurks beneath the surface of everyday life, sifting through the artifacts of memory to find what haunts and endures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hemingway, Leicester

Summary: A biography of Ernest Hemingway written by his brother and first published in 1962, providing insights into the life and career of the famous writer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pineapple Press 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST HEM

LaPlante, Eve.

Summary: A great niece and cousin of Louisa May Alcott draws on newly uncovered family papers to present a revisionist portrait of Louisa's relationship with her mother, discussing how Abigail May served as the intellectual and emotional center of Louisa's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY LAP

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