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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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

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

Hines, Stephen W.

Summary: Biography of children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder, with articles, interviews and recollections of friends and neighbors, focusing on her later life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: T. Nelson Publishers 1994

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 HIN

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

Thomas, Abigail

Summary: In her new memoir, Abigail Thomas ruminates on aging during the confines of COVID-19 with her trademark mix of humor and wisdom, including valuable, contemplative writing tips along the way. As she approaches eighty, what she herself calls old age, Abigail Thomas accepts her new life, quieter than before, no driving, no dancing, mostly sitting in her chair in a sunny corner with three dogs for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Aging Thomas

Woods, Stuart

Summary: "Over the last forty years, Stuart Woods has written more than ninety novels of suspense and intrigue, beginning with the award-winning Chiefs. Featuring iconic crime-fighting and jet-setting leads, the plots are masterfully conceived and wonderfully escapist. What many readers don't know is that Woods's very own life was filled with similar stories of adventure. Born in Georgia, Woods worked...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WOODS, STUART WOO

Summary: "Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"--

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 028 WRI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 028 WRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Pearl

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

Crompton, Laurie Boyle

Summary: "From relationships and makeup to divorce and disordered eating, Laurie Boyle Crompton recounts the humor and heartbreak of her coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and New York City during the 1970s and '80s"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2023

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 CRO

Ephron, Delia

1 hold on 2 copies

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

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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

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

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

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilariously funny"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SANCHEZ, ERIKA L. SAN

Ewing, Eve L.

Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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

Limón, Ada

Summary: "Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--And a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 LIM

Irby, Samantha

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "Beloved writer Samantha Irby has returned to the printed page for her much-anticipated, sidesplitting fourth book following her 2020 breakout, Wow, no thank you, a Vintage Books Original. The success of Irby's career has taken her to new heights. She fields calls with job offers from Hollywood and walks the red carpet with the iconic ladies of Sex and the City. Finally, she has made it. But,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Irby, Samantha

Summary: "The widely beloved, uproarious, first essay collection and the basis for the upcoming FX Studios series from smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy Samantha Irby. Samantha Irby exploded onto the printed page with this debut collection of essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Patterson, James

Summary: James Patterson tells his life story, a rags-to-riches account, from almost dying at birth to stints as an ad copywriter and psychiatric aid and more, before becoming the most successful storyteller in the world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD B PATTERSON

Crews, Nina

Summary: "A lyrical picture book biography that tells the story of one of America's most celebrated children's book authors, Virginia Hamilton, the first African American to win the Newbery Medal"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Morrison, Toni

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Essay Morrison

Hughes, Langston

Summary: "This unprecedented collection of Langston Hughes's letters is arranged by decades, with helpful interstitial material and notes throughout to guide us through Hughes's journey in all its aspects: literary, personal, political, practical. His correspondents include such luminaries as Carl Van Vechten, Blanche Knopf, Ezra Pound, Countee Cullen, Paul Robeson, and Richard Wright. The letters tell...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HUGHES, LANGSTON HUG

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

Hansberry, Lorraine

Summary: A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 HAN

Wong, Jane

Summary: "Explores the vulnerable ways we articulate and reckon with fear: fear of intergenerational trauma and the silent, hidden histories of families. What does it mean to grow up in a take-out restaurant, surrounded by food, just a generation after the Great Leap Forward famine in 1958-62. Full of elegy and resilient joy, these poems speak across generations of survival. How much of the world do we...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alice James Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 WON

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