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Bilton, Chrysta

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "In this unputdownable story of nature, nurture, and coming to terms with one's true inheritance, the author, introducing her deeply dysfunctional yet fiercely loving family that is anything but "normal," reveals how a colorful cast of characters were thrown together by chance and DNA"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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Barclay, Linwood

Summary: When tech millionaire Miles Cookson learns the kids born of his sperm bank donations could inherit the terminal disease he was just diagnosed with, he searches for them. But when he finds one, he learns that the other potential heirs to his fortune are vanishing. Is another heir erasing rivals? Or is it something more sinister?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FIC BAR

White, Randy Wayne

Summary: Marion 'Doc' Ford is sure he's beyond the point of being surprised by his old friend Tomlinson's madcap adventures. But he's stunned anew when avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals that as a younger man he'd fathered multiple children via sperm bank donations. Thanks to ancestry and DNA websites, Tomlinson's now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots. But one of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Summary: The story of friendly underachiever David Wozniak, whose ordinary life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he has fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DEL

Summary: David Wosniak, a 42 year-old lovable but perpetual screw-up, finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Entertainment One 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STA

Caletti, Deb

Summary: When Harper Proulx and her newfound sibiling travel to Hawaii to track down their sperm donor father, the man she discovers--a deep-sea diver obsessed with solving the mystery of a shipwreck--forces Harper to face some even bigger questions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Labyrinth Road 2022

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CAL

Brady, Tim

Summary: General Omar Bradley said of him, "I have never known a braver man or a more devoted soldier." But for much of his life, Theodore Roosevelt's son Ted seemed born to live in his father's shadow. With the same wide smile, winning charm, and vigorous demeanor, Ted possessed limitless potential, with even the White House within his reach. In the First World War, Ted braved gunfire and gas attacks...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE BRA

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Summary: Disc 1. The son of a murdered criminal is enlisted to steal a valuable serum for an AIDS-like disease.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAU

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: [This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1995

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Pelzer, David J.

Summary: "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.76 PEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Pelzer Pel

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: In this sequel to A Child Called "It" answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered and F-child--a foster child--young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble--and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Lajimodiere, Denise K.

Summary: Education professor Denise Lajimodiere's interest in American Indian boarding school survivors stories evolved from recording her father and other family members speaking of their experiences. The journey to record survivors stories led her through the Dakotas and Minnesota and into the personal and private space of boarding school survivors. While there, she heard stories that they had never...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Dakota State University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.829 LAJ

Torres, Jennifer

Summary: Twins Raquel and Lucinda Mendoza used to be inseparable, but since their parents divorced Raquel has become bossy and obsessive, while Lucinda has immersed herself in her ice skating lessons, and the pandemic and its enforced isolation has only made things worse; but then they are sent to their father's ranch in central California and while Raquel thinks that this is a chance to get their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TOR

Pelzer, Richard B.

Summary: "Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation - here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2005

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Volz, Alia

Summary: "During the 70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life. Each was devoted to the occult, and they regularly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VOLZ, ALIA VOL

Danler, Stephanie

Summary: "From the author of the best-selling Sweetbitter comes an intimate, searingly honest memoir of growing up the child of addicts, of how that turbulent, often harrowing experience has affected her at every stage of her life, and of how she has struggled totranscend this unwanted legacy. When Sweetbitter was published to great success, the author knew she should be happy, but she felt incapable of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DANLER, STEPHANIE DAN

Lovato, Roberto

Summary: Roberto Lovato shares a timely and no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerilla warfare, immigration, and intergenerational trauma.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LOV

Brady, Tim

Summary: The story of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., a fortunate son who proved himself on the battlefields of two world wars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE BRA

Scottoline, Lisa

Summary: When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor-- the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Detweiler, Katelyn

Summary: Calliope Silversmith has never wanted anything more than her best friends Ginger and Noah, her moms, their house in the woods, and their family-run yoga studio-- except maybe knowing who her sperm donor is. When Max and his family move into the sad old house across the woods from Calliope, she realizes it's nice to get to know someone new. The stability of her longtime trio wavers as she and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DET

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: "A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRENNAN-JOBS, LISA BRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Pelzer, David J.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 362.76 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Leon, Jesse

Summary: "In this unflinching and inspiring memoir, Jesus Leon tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival, shining a light on a childhood spent devastated by sex trafficking, gang life, and substance abuse. Born to indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants in San Diego in the 1970s, Jesus Leon's childhood was violently ruptured. A dangerous and harrowing encounter at a local gift shop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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