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Conrad, Vicki

Summary: "A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ephron, Delia

Summary: The bestselling, beloved writer of romantic comedies like You've Got Mail tells her own late-in-life love story in her "resplendent memoir," complete with a tragic second act and joyous resolution. Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak. She'd lost her sister, Nora, and then her husband, Jerry, both to cancer. Several months after Jerry's death, she decided to make one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EPHRON, DELIA EPH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B EPHRON EPH

Reed, Glynnis

Summary: "James Baldwin was an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality for Black people in America. He lent a creative and powerful voice to the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s and brilliantly critiqued the problems of race in the 20th century. Through his novels, plays, poetry and essays, Baldwin urged the world to understand and appreciate the humanity and complexity of his fellow...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Black Artists 818 Reed 2020

Bradford, Richard

Summary: "Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books. The relationship between Highsmith's lesbianism, her fraught personality - by parts self-destructive and malicious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Caravel 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA BRA

Meaker, Marijane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cleis Press 2003

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Shields, Charles J.

Summary: This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: B LEE SHI

Moser, Benjamin

Summary: "Benjamin Moser's Sontag, a biography of Susan Sontag, is a portrait of the iconoclastic and prolific essayist, novelist, and critic and her role in the history of American intellectualism" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SONTAG, SUSAN MOS

North, Sterling

Summary: The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NOR

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Yaccarino, Dan.

Summary: The story of four generations of an Italian American jamily, beginning with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island with big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YAC

Roper, Robert

Summary: "The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NABOKOV, VLADIMIR ROP

Labor, Earle

Summary: "The first authorized biography of a great American novelist"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LONDON, JACK LAB

Kingston, Maxine Hong

Summary: "The largest and most comprehensive edition of our foremost Asian American writer: three classic books and additional writings, many rare, that together offer a vivid and searching portrait of immigrant experience and American dreams"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KIN

Bair, Deirdre

Summary: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAIR, DEIRDRE BAI

Wright, Richard

Summary: The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial Modern Classics 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, RICHARD WRI

Summary: Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfants brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 831.01 COL

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Angelou, Maya.

1 hold on 8 copies

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 ANG
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 818.54 ANG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Scott-Heron, Gil

Summary: A personal account by the late musician and poet traces the story of his life, career, and history-making 1981 tour at the side of Stevie Wonder to raise support for the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCOTT-HERON, GIL SCO

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1970

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CISNEROS, SANDRA CIS

Silko, Leslie Marmon

Summary: Silko takes readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, weaving tales from both sides of her family's past into her observations, and using the turquoise stones that she finds on her walks to unite the strands of her stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SILKO, LESLIE SIL

Begley, Adam.

Summary: "Updike is Adam Begley's masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work.In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UPDIKE, JOHN BEG

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