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Summary: This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD U

Perlmutter, Kenneth

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Summary: "The headlines ring with stories of opioid addiction and overdose. Parents complain about their children's screen addiction, law enforcement decries the flood of fentanyl, scores of Americans overdose and die daily, and teen alcohol poisoning and marijuana-induced psychosis rates continue to rise. Disabling depression and anxiety are diagnosed at alarming rates in families across the country....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.89 PER

Ball, Bethany

Summary: "From a remarkable new voice in fiction, Bethany Ball, comes a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem. Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-Navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAL

Poole, Hilary W.

Summary: "This book looks at the problems of homelessness--not only the challenges, but also how families can meet and rise above them."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.5 POO

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Summary: "A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage," whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.309 ULR

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Summary: Andre "Dre" Johnson has it all...a job as a top ad exec, a beautiful doctor wife, four great kids and a lovely, well-appointed house in the suburbs. And he's not about to let his family forget how they got there. Keeping cultural identity alive is not without its challenges for this man on a mission. With perpetual pushback from clueless coworkers, an outspoken father, and even the wife and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BLA

Colfer, Eoin

Summary: "Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: "In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KRO

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA GRAPHIC KRO

Summary: The Munsters are America's first family of fright! There's Herman, devoted dad and 'working stiff'; Lily, the sassy homemaker; Grandpa, a former count who still loves to take a bite out of life; Marilyn, the 'black sheep' of the family; and Eddie, the little boy who loves to have a howling good time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 1964

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MUN

Summary: Tillsammans, ('Together' in English), is a commune in the heart of Stockholm, still going strong in 1975, long after most members of youth culture have abandoned their notions of free love, harmoniously integrated extended families, and naive political idealism in favor of jobs, discos, and TV sitcoms. The commune's 'leader' is sweet, conflict-avoiding Goran. The arrival of his conventional,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Memfis Film 2004

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TOG

Grisham, John.

Summary: When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRI

Mehra, Nishta

Summary: Essays describe how the author's experiences as an Indian American, the wife of a white Christian woman, and the mother of an adopted black son have been challenged by rigid cultural family norms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEHRA, NISHTA MEH

Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.82 WAL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WALLS, JEANNETTE WAL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B WALLS

Summary: An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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

Summary: Chronicling the hilarious highs and devastating lows of his tumultuous life, this blackly humorous drama follows Patrick from his childhood trauma at the hands of an abusive father and neglectful mother, to the peak of his heroin addiction, and his attempts to stay sober and support his family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Through tests, tears, and triumphs as a fire drives the Waltons from their home, John-Boy becomes a scriptwriter, Mary Ellen applies to nursing school, and Jim-Bob discovers a fact about his birth, all while Hitler and Mussolini threaten the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2012

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WAL

Brooks, Mike

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Summary: "Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, and teachers, combine cutting-edge research and expertise to create an engaging and helpful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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Coe, Jonathan.

Summary: A social satire on Britain today. The narrator is a writer hired to do the biography of a prominent upper-class family. In the process, he finds the family represents everything that is wrong with the country, from Hilary, the yellow journalist, to Thomas, the inside trader, to Henry, the hypocritical medicare reformer, and so up and down the family tree.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COE

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren presents an account of how the US built history's strongest middle class, a scathing indictment of the thirty-five years spent undermining it, and a rousing call to action.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.5 WAR

Summary: Set amid the teeming bustle of Victorian England, Dombey and Son is Dickens's story of a powerful man whose coldhearted neglect of his family causes his professional and personal downfall.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Domby 2006

Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RIC

Summary: Chronicles the life of a family living in rural Virginia during the Depression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WAL

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

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