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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

Beard, Amanda.

Summary: "In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proven to be her greatest victory"--Container. A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse in spite of her successful...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 797.2109 BEARD, AMANDA Bea
1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 797.2 BEARD, AMANDA Bea

Arlen, Alice

Summary: "The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman, equestrian, aviatrix and intrepid adventurer Alicia Patterson, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the 20th century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PATTERSON, ALICIA ARL

Orr, Bobby

Summary: "One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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

Wood, Michael

Summary: Michael Wood, one of our most versatile critics, has given us a compact study of Hitchcock that deftly melds biography and criticism. He gives us the life, from a provincial suburb of London to the most posh precincts of Los Angeles, and a fabled career that began as a designer of title cards in the silent film era. He reads the films as visual texts, studying their plots to tease out their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED WOO

Tobin, James

Summary: "With a searching new analysis of primary sources, NBCC award winner James Tobin reveals how FDR's fight against polio transformed him from a callow aristocrat into the energetic, determined statesman who would rally the nation in the Great Depression and lead it through World War II. When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D TOB

Murray, Liz.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who, despite living on the streets at age fifteen, made it into Harvard.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 362.74 MURRAY, LIZ Mur

Friedman, Rachelle

Summary: "Just weeks before her wedding, four of Rachelle Friedman's friends threw her a bachelorette party. At the end of a perfect evening of dancing and celebration, they decided to take a moonlight swim. One of her friends playfully pushed her into the water.two feet too far from the deep end. That chilling moment changed their lives forever. Rachelle broke her neck and was paralyzed from the chest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRIEDMAN, RACHELLE FRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Friedman 2014

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Davidson, Jim.

Summary: Between a Rock and a Hard Place meets Into the Void in this harrowing account of a terrible mountaineering accident and one man's amazing escape from a hellish fall--a second-by-second retelling of tragedy, survival, and renewal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796.52 DAV

Gillies, Isabel.

Summary: A Year and Six Seconds is the true story of New York Times bestselling memoirist Isabel Gillies's valiant yet bumbling efforts to pick herself up after her husband leaves her for another woman--and of how she stumbles upon true love.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 792.028 GILLIES, ISABEL Gil

Gillies, Isabel

Summary: A Year and Six Seconds is the true story of New York Times bestselling memoirist Isabel Gillies's valiant yet bumbling efforts to pick herself up after her husband leaves her for another woman--and of how she stumbles upon true love.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GILLIES, ISABEL Gil

Martinez, Domingo.

Summary: "Domingo Martinez lays bare his interior and exterior worlds as he struggles to make sense of the violent and the ugly, along with the beautiful and the loving. Partly a reflection on the culture of machismo and partly an exploration of the author's boyhood spent in his sister's hand-me-down clothes, this book delves into the enduring and complex bond between Martinez and his deeply flawed, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTINEZ, DOMINGO MAR

Wickenden, Dorothy.

Summary: "A captivating book about Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to "rough it" as a teacher in Colorado in 1916"-- Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 371.1 Wickenden 2011

Keegan, Marina

Summary: An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.609 KEE

Albertson, Chris.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SMITH, BESSIE Alb

Bissell, Tom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 791.43 Bis

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

DeVos, Richard M.

Summary: The co-founder of Amway Corporation tells his rags-to-riches story, describing his childhood in Depression-era Michigan and his early business ventures, and reflects on how his deep faith in God has helped him make business decisions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DEVOS, RICHARD M DEV

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Maas, Jane.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Anthony, Lawrence.

Summary: In this inspiring, heartfelt account, Lawrence Anthony, conservationist and coauthor of The Elephant Whisperer, traces his efforts to save the endangered northern white rhino.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2013

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Navai, Ramita.

Summary: This is Real Tehran: A City that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and homemade porn is uploaded to the Internet and sold in the bazaars. Plotted around the city's great central thoroughfare,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 955 NAV

Tomlinson, Chris.

Summary: Journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's cotton plantation in Texas. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. Not until he could read did he realize that the area was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. The author explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas, and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 TOM

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