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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

Kennedy, Gerrick

Summary: "A candid exploration of the genius, shame, and celebrity of Whitney Houston a decade after her passing. On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In the decade since, the world has mourned her death amid new revelations about her relationship to her Blackness, her sexuality, and her addictions. Didn't We Almost Have It...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOUSTON, WHITNEY KEN

Roberts, Steven V.

Summary: Cokie Roberts' husband Steve Roberts reflects not only on her many accomplishments, but on how she lived each day with a devotion to helping others. For Steve, Cokie's private life was as significant and inspirational as her public one. Her commitment to celebrating and supporting other women was evident in everything she did, and her generosity and passion drove her personal and professional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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

Shapiro, Kitt

Summary: In this unique combination of memoir and cultural history, we come to know one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen--Eartha Kitt--as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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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

Moran, Mollie

Summary: "True story of a feisty and fun-loving young English girl's adventures while in domestic service in the 1930's as a scullery maid, then kitchen maid and cook. Includes recipes and household cleaning tips"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORAN, MOLLIE MOR

Couric, Katie

Summary: In this memoir, Katie Couric reveals what was going on behind the scenes of her sometimes tumultuous personal and professional life--a story she's never shared, until now.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 COURIC, KATIE COU

Bertinelli, Valerie

Summary: "Valerie Bertinelli shares an inspiring blueprint that offers women in midlife support and hope. She shares personal stories that many women will relate to from her past decade: hitting her fifties, taking care of her dying mother, the evolving relationship with her husband, a career change, her relationship with food, and the battle to believe in herself as she is"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERTINELLI, VALERIE BER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BWETINELLI BER

Link, Mardi.

Summary: "Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: the memoir of a mother who, after ending her nineteen-year marriage, staves off a perpetually empty bank account and, with the help of her three young sons, saves her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure and reclaims her life. It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 LIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LINK LIN

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, TRACY K SMI

Nicolson, Juliet

Summary: "A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women. All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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

Lindhout, Amanda.

Summary: "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINDHOUT, AMANDA LIN

Grey, Stella

Summary: When Stella Grey's husband leaves her for another woman, she fears she'll be unhappy and alone for the rest of her life. But daytime vodka-drinking and ice-cream are only short-term consolations. Realizing that she needs to take her future into her own hands, Stella dives into the world of online dating. What follow are 693 days of hilarious, depressing, and baffling encounters that unfold both...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Paperbacks 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Relation Grey

Highsmith, Patricia

Summary: "Publishing for the centenary of her birth, Patricia Highsmith's diaries "offer the most complete picture ever published" of the canonical author (New York Times). Relegated during her lifetime to the pulpy genre of mystery, Patricia Highsmith has emerged since her death in 1995 as one of "our greatest modernist writers" (Gore Vidal). Presented for the first time, this one-volume assemblage of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norotn & Company 2021

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Gregorio, Katharine

Summary: "Illuminating a thrilling untold chapter of the Cold War, The Double Life of Katharine Clark shares the forgotten story of a remarkable woman who pioneered a career in a male-dominated profession. In 1955, Katharine Clark became the first female American wire reporter behind the Iron Curtain, forging a career as a journalist, befriending a leading Communist, and risking her life to smuggle away...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLARK, KATHARINE GRE

Drayton, Joanne.

Summary: "In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The movie launched Jackson's international career. It also forever changed the life of Anne Perry, an award-winning, bestselling crime writer, who at the time of the movie's release was publicly outed at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERRY, ANNE DRA

Rioux, Anne Boyd

Summary: "Since its publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women has been one of America's favorite stories. While we now think of it as a girls' book, it was initially read by both boys and girls, men and women of all ages. Professor Anne Boyd Rioux, who read it in her twenties, tells us how Louisa May Alcott came to write the book and drew inspiration for her story from her own life. Its Civil...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 808.3 RIO

Bloom, Patience.

Summary: "Who knows the ins and outs of romance better than a Harlequin editor? A surprising and exhilarating look into Patience Bloom's unexpected real-life love story. At some point, we've all wished romance could be more like fiction. Patience Bloom certainlydid, many times over. As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like the heroines' on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BLOOM, PATIENCE BLO

Maas, Jane.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 659.1092 MAAS, JANE MAA

Banner, Lois W.

Summary: "Last year J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote a bestselling book entitled The Secret Life of Marilyn. His is the most recent of dozens written since Marilyn's death in August of 1962 and yet the appetite for information about Marilyn is insatiable. No matter whether sensational or flawed, as most of these biographies have been, the fans always come out, in best-selling numbers. This time, with Lois...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MONROE, MARILYN BAN

Rhimes, Shonda.

Summary: On Thanksgiving Day, 2013, Rhimes' sister told her: "You never say yes to anything." This became a wake-up call-- and a challenge. Rhimes details her one-year experiment with saying "yes" that transformed her life. She reveals how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits. When she learned to say yes to life, she learned to explore, empower,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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

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

Smith, Kathryn

Summary: "Journalist Smith (A Necessary War) grants readers an unusual insider's view of F.D.R.'s political career by profiling his longtime private secretary. Marguerite 'Missy' LeHand, a young woman with a modest background, an agile intellect, a pleasant personality, and remarkable stenographer's skills, began working for F.D.R. in 1920, when he ran for vice president. Smith writes particularly well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEHAND, MARGUERITE, SMI

Dennison, Matthew.

Summary: "A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization. In this stunning new biography of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vita's lonely...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SACKVILLE-WEST, VITA DEN

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