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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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 070.92 LIN

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

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

Albertson, Chris.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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Sherr, Lynn.

Summary: Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. Lynn Sherr writes about Ride's scrupulously guarded personal life, with exclusive...

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 RIDE, SALLY SHE

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: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 921 LIN

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

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

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

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

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

Hirshey, Gerri

Summary: "A bold and deeply researched biography of a complicated cultural icon. When Helen Gurley Brown published Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, it sold more than two million copies in just three weeks, presaging the self-help boom and helping to usher in the unapologetic self-affirmation of second wave feminism. Brown declared that it was okay, even imperative, to enjoy sex outside of marriage; that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWN, HELEN GURLEY HIR

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 630.92 LIN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 LIN

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINK, MARDI LIN

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2 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 921 Link 2013

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.

1 hold on 2 copies

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, Call number: 921 RHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B RHIMES RHI

Sullivan, Rosemary

Summary: "The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators--her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin. Communist Party privilege protected her from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLILUYEVA, SVETLANA SUL

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Grey 2017

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

Freed, Lynn

Summary: "Lynn Freed's deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived, just about to leave, and always with a home to return to. As a teenager on an exchange program to the U.S., she had made up fantastic reasons to escape high school in the suburbs and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 FRE

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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Fraser, Antonia

Summary: "Antonia Fraser's memoir of growing up is not only an attempt to recapture the experiences of her Oxford childhood and youth -- in Shakespeare's phrase, to 'call back yesterday, bid time return.' It is also a chronicle of the progress of her love of history since her first discovery of it as a private pleasure when she was a child in the 1930s--her history, as she believed it to be, for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRASER, ANTONIA FRA