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Janowitz, Tama

Summary: "In this ... memoir, the original Lit Girl and author of ... Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction"--Publisher marketing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JANOWITZ, TAMA JAN

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

James, Eloisa.

Summary: Chronicles the year that the author and her family lived in Paris, describing her walking tours of the city, her school-age children's attempts to navigate foreign language schools, and her thoughts on the pleasures and eccentricities of French living.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAMES, ELOISA JAM

Bell, Cece

Summary: The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC BEL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: JB BELL BEL

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

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

Wetherall, Tyler

Summary: ""In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." --Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WETHERALL, TYLER WET

Kurzweil, Allen.

Summary: "From the acclaimed author of A CASE OF CURIOSITIES, Allen Kurzweil's stranger-than-fiction "investigative memoir", detailing his 40-year-search for his boarding school bully who tied him up at the age of twelve and whipped him to the soundtrack of Jesus Christ Superstar, and who went on to lead a mad-cap life of international crime and financial fraud"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KURZWEIL, ALLEN KUR

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: This fourth autobiographical work by Maya Angelou tells of her entry into New York's circle of black artists and writers, her involvement in the civil rights movement, and changes in her personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Angelou 1997

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

Fleischman, Paul

Summary: "Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on growing up with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: J 921 Fleischman 2019

Brookins, Cara

Summary: "After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROOKINS, CARA BRO

Jacob, Mira

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACOB, MIRA JAC

Jones, J. Nicole

Summary: "J. Nicole Jones is the only daughter of a prominent South Carolina family, a family that grew rich building the hotels and seafood restaurants that draw tourists to Myrtle Beach. But at home, she is surrounded by violence and capriciousness: a grandfather who beats his wife, a barman father who dreams of being a country music star. At one time, Jones's parents can barely afford groceries; at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JONES, J. NICOLE JON

Summary: This Pulitzer Prize Winner for more than 50 years has woven unique magic and given the world an enthralling library of work. A definitive biography, filmed with personal anecdotes interviews with friends, footage at home, at rehearsals of his plays, on the lecture circuit, and clips from the television series The Ray Bradbury theater captures the essence of this truly gifted writer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Monterey Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hitchens, Christopher.

Summary: "The life story of one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHENS, CHRISTOPHER HIT

Hitchens, Christopher.

Summary: "The life story of one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 HITCHENS, CHRISTOPHER HIT

Castillo, Marcelo Hernandez

Summary: "With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his familys encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. He writes of the Sunday afternoon when he opened the door to an ICE officer who had one hand on his holster, of the hours he spent making a fake social security card so that he could work to support his family, of his fathers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CASTILLO, MARCELO HERNANDEZ CAS

Engel, Elliot

Contents: Geoffrey Chaucer -- William Shakespeare -- Jane Austen -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Charlotte Bronte & Emily Bronte -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Robert Browning -- Charles Dickens -- George Eliot -- Emily Dickinson -- Oscar Wilde -- Mark Twain -- Thomas Har

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 820.9 Engel

Irby, Samantha

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know- how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: 814 Irby 2020

Bond, Jenny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9 BON

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LOW

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Summary: American author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings recounts her experiences dealing with farmhands and wildlife while managing an orange grove for thirteen years in rural Florida.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RAWLINGS, MARJORIE KINNAN RAW

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

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