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Vowell, Sarah

Summary: A collection of essays and autobiographical stories in which the author offers her humorous take on identity, politics, religion, art, history, and other topics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 081 VOW

Claridge, Laura P.

Summary: "Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KNOPF, BLANCHE CLA

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: "Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship. Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and movie director (Sleepless in Seattle;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EPHRON, NORA COH

Smith, Tracy K.

Summary: "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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Demuth, Patricia

Summary: "Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. It wasn't until after she was sixty that Laura Ingalls Wilder started chronicling those times, which resulted in nine Little House books, a hit TV series that ran for eight years, and her own permanent place as a heroine of the American West"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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

Julavits, Heidi

Summary: "Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JULAVITS, HEIDI JUL

Oomen, Anne-Marie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.603 OOM
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 818.603 OOM

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 818.60 Oomen 2010

Hall, Shyima.

Summary: Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. An anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude-but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department, Hall is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HALL, SHYIMA Hal

Parker, Mary-Louise

Summary: Mary-Louise Parker renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters she composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PARKER, MARY-LOUISE Par

Parker, Mary-Louise.

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Summary: "A wonderfully unconventional literary debut from the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker. An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKER, MARY-LOUISE PAR

Hoen, Sean Madigan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOEN, SEAN MADIGAN HOE

McGowan, Rose

Summary: "The surprising and captivating memoir and radical manifesto of one of the most controversial women in Hollywood--actress, activist, musician, director, and all-around feminist badass Rose McGowan"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCGOWAN, ROSE MCG

Roberts, Robin

Summary: "'Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As Momma always said, Everybody's got something.' So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 ROB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERTS, ROBIN ROB

Manzano, Sonia.

Summary: "Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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

Rice, Susan E.

Summary: Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivers an account of a life in service to family and country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Lawless, Wendy.

Summary: "Wendy Lawless' stunning memoir of resilience in the face of an unstable alcoholic and suicidal mother"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAWLESS, WENDY LAW

Winslow, Emily (Emily Carroll)

Summary: January 1992. Winslow was a student at Carnegie Mellon University when she was brutally attacked and raped. In fall 2013, living in Cambridge, she received news that the police had found her rapist through a DNA match. Caught between past and present, and between two very different cultures, Winslow began her own investigation into her attacker's family and past, reconnected with the detectives...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WINSLOW WIN

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Vargas, Elizabeth

Summary: "From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam-and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VARGAS, ELIZABETH VAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B VARGAS VAR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.72 WRI

Bolick, Kate

Summary: "A single woman considers her life, the [lives] of the bold single ladies who have gone before her, and the long arc of slowly changing attitudes towards women"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 BOL

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

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

Sanders, Ed.

Summary: "In 1971, Ed Sanders published The Family, his insider's account of the Manson family murders; it was an immediate sensation. Using the same investigative skills and insider contacts that informed his counterculture classic, Sanders delivers the definitive account of the brief and tragic life of Sharon Tate. The biography takes a close look at Tate's life-from her itinerant childhood and early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TATE, SHARON SAN

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