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Parks, Casey

Summary: "When Casey Parks came out as a lesbian in college back in 2002, she assumed her life in the rural South was over. Her mother shunned her, and her pastor asked God to kill her. But then Parks' grandmother, a stern conservative who grew up picking cotton, shared a story about her childhood friend, Roy Hudgins, a musician who was allegedly kidnapped as a baby and was "a woman who lived as a man."...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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Mailhot, Terese Marie

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Summary: "Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAILHOT, TERESE MARIE MAI

Esper, Mark T.

Summary: "Former Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper reveals the shocking details of his tumultuous tenure while serving in the Trump administration. From June of 2019 until his firing by President Trump after the November 2020 election, Secretary Mark T. Esper led the Department of Defense through an unprecedented time in history--a period marked by growing threats and conflict abroad, a global pandemic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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Angelou, Maya

Summary: In the third volume of her autobiography, the author recounts her passage into adulthood and the white world, and her initial experiences of marriage, motherhood, and show business.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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

Rodgers, Mary

Summary: "The memoirs of Mary Rodgers--writer, composer, Broadway royalty, and "a woman who tried everything.""--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RODGERS, MARY ROD

McNamara, Craig

Summary: Craig McNamara came of age during the political tumult and upheaval of the late '60s. While he would grow up to take part in antiwar demonstrations, his father, Robert McNamara, served as John F. Kennedy's secretary of defense and was the architect of the Vietnam War. This searching and revealing memoir offers an intimate portrait of one father and son at pivotal periods in American history....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCN

Kushner, Jared

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Few White House advisors have had such an expansive portfolio or constant access to the president. From his office next to Trump, senior adviser Jared Kushner operated quietly behind the scenes, preferring to leave the turf wars and television sparring to others. Now, Kushner finally tells his story--a fast-paced and surprisingly candid account of how an earnest businessman with no political...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books 2022

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Morris, Heather

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Heather Morris comes the memoir of a life of listening to others. In Listening Well, Heather will explore her extraordinary talents as a listener-a skill she employed when she first met Lale Sokolov, the tattooist at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the inspiration for her bestselling novel. It was this ability that led Lale to entrust Heather with his story, which...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORRIS, HEATHER MOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MORRIS MOR

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Summary: "Tuan and his family survive bullets, a broken motor, and a leaking boat in the long days they spend at sea after fleeing Vietnam. A true story as told to the author by Tuan Ho. Includes family photographs and a historical note about the Vietnamese refugee crisis."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pajama Press Inc. 2016

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

Thomas, Clarence

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The Supreme Court justice recounts his life story, from his impoverished childhood in Jim Crow-era Georgia and struggles to acquire an education to his publicly contested confirmation to the nation's highest court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 347.73 THO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOMAS, CLARENCE THO

Kobabe, Maia

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Summary: "In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2022

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hooks, bell

Summary: Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOOKS, BELL HOO

Ephron, Delia

Summary: After Delia Ephron channeled her frustration with Verizon into a New York Times op ed, she got an email from a man she dated briefly in college. He soon flew to see her. They were crazily in love. What could go wrong? Acute myeloid leukemia, which also took her beloved older sister, struck her three months into this new blissful life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 EPHRON, DELIA EPH

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B EPHRON EPH

Idle, Eric

Summary: Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in a memoir that takes us on a journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving close friends and luminaries, he captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. The year 2019 marks the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IDLE, ERIC IDL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B IDLE IDL

Jordan-Fenton, Christy

Summary: "The beloved story of an Inuvialuk girl standing up to the bullies of residential school, updated for a new generation of readers. Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton's powerful story of residential school in the far North has been reissued to commemorate the memoir's 10th anniversary with updates to the text, reflections on the book's impact, and a bonus chapter from the acclaimed follow-up, A...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 371.892 JOY

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

Keenan, Cody

Summary: Barack Obama's chief speechwriter Cody Keenan shares an account of the ten most dramatic days of the presidency, when a hate-fueled massacre and looming Supreme Court decisions put the character of our country on the line, and a president's words could bring the nation together or tear it apart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 KEE

Leahy, Patrick J.

Summary: "In his landmark memoir The Road Taken, Patrick Leahy looks back on a life lived on the front lines of American politics. As the senior-most member and de facto dean of the chamber, Senator Leahy has been a key author of the American story. Leahy established himself as a moral leader and liberal pioneer over four decades spanning nine presidential administrations. [...] The Road Taken is also a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEAHY LEA

McDonell, Terry

Summary: Terry McDonell has top-edited some of the most influential publications in American journalism. His new book pulls back the curtain on his four-decade career as an editor, journalist, and media entrepreneur, with stops at more than a dozen magazines: from the launch of Outside through tenures at Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and, most recently, cofounding the literary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCDONELL, TERRY MCD

Obama, Michelle

Summary: Il y a encore tant de choses que j'ignore au sujet de l'Amérique, de la vie, et de ce que l'avenir nous réserve. Mais je sais qui je suis. Mon père, Fraser, m'a appris à travailler dur, à rire souvent et à tenir parole. Ma mère, Marian, à penser par moi-même et à faire entendre ma voix. Tous les deux ensemble, dans notre petit appartement du quartier du South Side de Chicago, ils m'ont aidée à...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fayard 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 448.4 OBA

Swenson, Kate

Summary: With her popular blog, Finding Cooper's Voice, Kate Swenson has provided hope and comfort for hundreds of thousands of parents of children with autism. Now, Kate shares her inspiring journey with honesty and compassion, offering solace and hope to others on this path and illuminating the strength and perseverance of mothers. Print run 75,000.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Mills & Boon 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SWENSON, KATE SWE

Chang, Sophia.

Summary: "Sophia Chang is a badass of the music industry. As the daughter of Korean immigrants in predominantly white suburban Vancouver, she grew up shunning the "model minority" myth. Armed with a fierce sense of independence, she moved to New York City and infiltrated the world of hip-hop, yet remained mostly in the shadows of the artists she supported. With her debut memoir, Sophia Chang is finally...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHANG, SOPHIA CHA

Ernaux, Annie

Summary: "Taking the form of random journal entries over seven years, Exteriors captures the feeling of contemporary living on the outskirts of Paris. Poignantly lyrical, chaotic, and strangely alive"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ERNAUX, ANNIE ERN

Ernaux, Annie

Summary: "Available in English for the first time, the latest astonishing, bestselling, and award-winning book by Annie Ernaux. The Years is a personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present -- even projections into the future -- photos, books, songs, radio, television and decades of advertising, headlines, contrasted with intimate conflicts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ERNAUX, ANNIE ERN

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