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Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CISNEROS, SANDRA CIS

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Hunt, Samantha

Summary: "A genre-bending work of nonfiction, Samantha Hunt's The Unwritten Book explores ghosts, ghost stories, and haunting, in the broadest sense of each. What is it to be haunted, to be a ghost, to die, to live, to read? Books are ghosts; reading is communion with the dead. Alcohol is a way of communing, too, as well as a way of dying. Each chapter gathers subjects that haunt: dead people, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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Hines, Stephen W.

Summary: Biography of children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder, with articles, interviews and recollections of friends and neighbors, focusing on her later life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: T. Nelson Publishers 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 HIN

Anderson, William

Summary: A comprehensive guidebook to all the homes in which Laura Ingalls Wilder once lived and which have now been preserved as historic landmarks and museums.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 813.52 AND

Richardson, Sarah

Summary: "Following the bestselling success of Sarah Style, HGTV star and design queen Sarah Richardson takes readers inside her personal style at home. Following up on the smash success of Sarah Style, renowned designer Sarah Richardson delivers a unique aspirational design book that walks us through her homes. From downtown Toronto to rural Ontario to the shores of Georgian Bay, the homes of Sarah and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 747.09 RIC

Wheeler, Sara

Summary: A witty and insightful tour of contemporary Russia, using its Golden Age writers, from Pushkin to Tolstoy, as guides: part history, part sociopolitical commentary, Mud and Stars reveals the heart of a country that never fails to surprise us.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 891.709 WHE

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: Homar Hickam chronicles the experiences he has as a young boy growing up in the small coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications, Inc. 2002

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

Kane, Barry.

Summary: Encourages everyone to use their imagination and explore nature to create, invent, learn, and build fairy houses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Light-Beams Pub. 2008

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Williams, Dee

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Summary: "A personal memoir about downsizing and the author's experience building her own home and living the minimalist lifestyle"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAMS, DEE WIL

Wright, Richard

Summary: The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial Modern Classics 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, RICHARD WRI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rutgers University Press 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 759.13 LET

Hickam, Homer H.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2000

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Publisher / Publication Date: H. Hamilton 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9 WRI

Nicolson, Adam

Summary: June 1797 to September 1798 is the most famous year in English poetry. Out of it came Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and “Kubla Khan,” as well as his unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, and William Wordsworth’s revolutionary songs in Lyrical Ballads along with “Tintern Abbey,” Wordsworth's paean to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 821 NIC

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: In the summer of '61, Homer "Sonny" Hickam, a year of college behind him, is dreaming of sandy beaches and rocket ships. But before Sonny can reach the seaside fixer-upper where his mother is spending the summer, a telephone call sends him back to the place he thought he had escaped, the gritty coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. There, Sonny's father, the mine's superintendent, has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2001

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Kaplan, Alice Yaeger.

Summary: Examines how spending time abroad in Paris changed the lives and outlooks of three notable American women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 KAP

Haines, John Meade

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 HAI

Gulley, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 GULLEY, PHILIP GUL

Banville, John

Summary: "Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, author John Banville ... saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child. It was first a birthday treat, the world his beloved, eccentric aunt inhabited. When he came of age and took up residence there, the city was a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions as a young writer (James Joyce had 'seized upon the city for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.18 BAN

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Coles, Polly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trafalgar Square 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.311 COL

Rebanks, James

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Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd's Life chronicles his family's farm in England's Lake District across three generations, revealing through this intimate lens the profound global transformation of agriculture and of the human relationship to the land"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House 2021

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Welfare, Simon

Summary: "A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who exhausted their vast fortune buying homes around the globe where they entertained the rich and famous while also campaigning for the poor and disadvantaged. As the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, John and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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