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Broom, Sarah M.

11 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Sarah M. Broom's [memoir] The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROOM BRO

Lerner, Gerda

Summary: "A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 LER

Gael, Juliet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAE

Taber, Sara Mansfield.

Contents: Preface -- pt. 1. The Sea -- book 1: Dragons (Taipei, Taiwan, 1961-1962) -- The Wall -- The Chicken Village -- Whispers -- Night Soil -- book 2: Gum (Bethesda, Maryland, 1962-1964) -- Cross my Heart -- Jap -- The Tomb -- American -- book 3: Rainlight (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1964-1968) -- Klompen -- Dutchies -- My Father's Bath -- The Pistol -- Nicole -- Home -- pt. 2. The Shore -- book 4:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TABER, SARA MANSFIELD TAB

Stroh, Frances

Summary: Frances Stroh's earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters, and a house filled with precious antiques. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself. But behind the beautiful facade lay a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 STROH, FRANCES STR

Safran, Joshua.

Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAFRAN, JOSHUA SAF

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.461 SAF

Mazzola, Anna.

Summary: In 1837, a woman's dismembered body is found scattered across London. Sarah Gale, a seamstress and fallen woman, is sentenced to hang for her alleged role in the murder; although she professes her innocence, she is hiding darkness in her past. Edmund Fleetwood is the young, idealistic lawyer tasked with Sarah's case. The stakes for both are high: Edmund has untold gambling debts he must...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MAZ

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Peanuts, Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, has given the world a cast of characters for the ages--Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy among them. Here, in an unprecedented collection of thirty-two essays, artists and writers ranging from Ann Patchett to Chris Ware consider the deeper truths of Peanuts, its influence on their lives and on the culture more broadly, and the lessons it can teach us...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Fisher, Edwin L. (Edwin Lewis)

Summary: William Fisher (ca. 1795-1823) arrived in America during the War of 1812 and did not return to England. He and Betsy Burnett were married in Salem, Massachusetts and their first son, John Edward Fisher was born in 1818. Their son, David, emigrated to Canada. Other descendants lived in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and elsewhere.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [E.L. Fisher] 1980

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.2 FISHER Fisher

Brierley, Saroo

Summary: "The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRIERLEY, SAROO BRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Bri

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRIERLEY BRI

Brierley, Saroo

Summary: "The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home ... but an identity long-since left behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 BRIERLEY, SAROO BRI

Summary: Based on Sir Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors, the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, this classic BBC miniseries is a tender love story played out amid the intrigues of the 17th-century English court. At a time when most marriages were made for money and position, Sarah Jennings and John Churchill married for love. This drama follows them from their budding romance in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV FIR

Kirschner, Ann.

Summary: For nearly fifty years, Sala Kirschner kept a secret: she had survived five years as a slave in seven different Nazi work camps. We know surprisingly little about the vast network of Nazi labor camps, where imprisoned Jews built railroads and highways, churned out munitions and materiel, and otherwise supported the limitless needs of the Nazi war machine. This book gives us an insider's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 KIR

Summary: A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRE

Summary: Collection of eight classic stories. Swashbuckling pirates, talking rabbits in top hats, majestic horses, and flittering fairies spring into action, setting into motion the tales that have delighted audiences for ages.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaiam 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY STO

Valentine, Sarah

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 VAL

Brooks, John

Summary: "An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father's search for the truth about his teenage daughter's suicide: "Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly" (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge). Early one Tuesday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brox, Jane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.272 BRO

Brox, Jane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Point Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.4 BRO

Moriarty, Laura.

Summary: Leigh is the mother of high-achieving, popular high school senior Kara. Their relationship is already strained for reasons Leigh does not fully understand when, in a moment of carelessness, Kara makes a mistake that ends in tragedy -- the effects of which not only divide Leigh's family, but polarize the entire community. We see the story from Leigh's perspective, as she grapples with the hard...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Moriarty

Westover, Tara

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Clancy, Tara

Summary: Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working-class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sagan, Sasha (Alexandra Rachel Druyan)

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE