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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

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

1 hold on 5 copies

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, Call number: JB BELL BEL

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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Rosenblatt, Roger.

Summary: When his daughter, Amy, collapses and dies from an asymptomatic heart condition, Rosenblatt and his wife leave their home on Long Island to move in with their son-in-law and their three young grandchildren. He peels back the layers on this most personal of losses to create a testament to familial love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 818.5409 ROS

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Literacy Volunteers of New York City 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ANG

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

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

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

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 thePacific Northwest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Stirling, Nora B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Day Co. 1965

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.922 STI

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

Bond, Jenny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2008

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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

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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

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Winters, John J.

Summary: With more than 55 plays to his credit, including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard’s impact on American theater ranks with the greatest playwrights of the past half-century. Critics have enthused that he “forged a whole new kind of American play,” while younger playwrights venerate him – Suzan Lori Parks, herself a Pulitzer winner, calls Shepard her “gorgeous north...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHEPARD, SAM SHE

Lindsay, Elizabeth.

Summary: Mysteries are among the most popular books today, and women continue to be among the most creative and widely read mystery writers. This book includes alphabetically arranged entries on 90 women mystery writers. Many of the writers discussed were not even writing when the first edition of this book was published in 1994, while others have written numerous works since then. Writers were selected...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwood Press 2007

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

Kinsley, Michael E.

Summary: "Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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

Moore, Michael

Summary: Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump. At one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy and the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Changing planes in Vienna, he escapes death at the hands of the terrorist Abu Nidal. All of this is the stuff that makes for great fiction, but every one of these stories is true and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MOORE, MICHAEL Moo