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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: "Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 BAC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 Backman 2019

Kingsolver, Barbara.

Summary: When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 641.0973 KIN

Wolf, Steven D.

Summary: Relates the story of an attorney who adopts a retired racing greyhound named Comet, and describes how both dog and owner helped each other come to terms with retirement, debilitating injuries, and trusting one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 WOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.7 WOL

Kingsolver, Barbara.

Summary: When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.0973 KIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.0973 Kings

Apfelbaum, Steven I.

Summary: "In Nature's Second Chance, the author captures the intimate relationship he has created with the land and shows how the restored farm is serving as a model for the human community around him. Opening with his very first walk on the farm, this deeply personal account relates how Apfelbaum and his family worked to restore acres of native wildflowers and wildlife on land he found depleted after...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 639.909 APF

Rosswood, Eric

Summary: Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood provides a unique combination of inspirational firsthand accounts combined with the critical information, tips and advice needed to help couples successfully navigate the complex road to parenthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Horizon Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 ROS

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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Rinella, Steven.

Summary: In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American Bison, in the ALaskan wilderness. Despite the odds Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 0000

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 599.64 RIN

Winn, Steven.

Summary: A narrative based on the author's ten-part series in the "San Francisco Chronicle" describes one man's uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: 636 WIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 636 WIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636 WIN

Howard, Linda

Summary: "Sarah Harper had loved Rome Matthews silently for years. She'd seen him marry her best friend, then lose his wife and sons in a tragic accident. Years later, when he turned to her for comfort and made her his wife, Sarah felt her world was at last complete. Only one thing could have made her happier: to have Rome's baby. But that was denied to her, because Rome dared not risk losing another...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOW

Rinella, Steven.

Summary: American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella's hunt for this animal in the Alaskan wilderness. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo's past, present, and future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.643 RIN

Bombeck, Erma.

Summary: A look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, from the woman who perfectly captures life's humor and heart. Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not Supermom-she's a good actress. For three decades, Erma Bombeck chronicled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Road Media 2013

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Copeland, Cynthia L

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.874 Copeland

Baker, Laura Jean

Summary: "With the birth of her first child, soon-to-be professor Laura Jean Baker finds herself electrified by oxytocin, the "love hormone"--the first effective antidote to her lifelong depression. Over the next eight years, her "oxy" cravings, and her family, only grow--to the dismay of her husband, Ryan, a freelance public defender. As her reckless baby-making threatens her family's middle-class...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAKER, LAURA JEAN BAK

Larsson, Stieg

Summary: On the eve of publisher Mikael Blomkvist's story about sex trafficking between Eastern Europe and Sweden, two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Mikael Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid years before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lar

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Larsson 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS LAR

Buckley, Veronica.

Summary: "She was born on a bitterly cold December night in 1626 and mistakenly declared a boy. On her father's death six years later she inherited the Swedish throne. She was educated as a prince, yet could eat and swear like the roughest soldier. She was painted a lesbian, a prostitute, a hermaphrodite and an atheist. She was learned but restless, progressive yet self-deceiving. Her leadership was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fourth Estate 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHRISTINA, QUEEN BUC

Kepler, Lars

Summary: "Late one night, outside Stockholm, an emaciated young man named Mikael is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden's most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Kepler 2018

Tursten, Helene

Summary: Goteborg, Sweden: A high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness a gruesome hit-and-run. When they finally recover the abandoned vehicle, search dogs are unable to trace the thieves, but they do uncover an entirely different horror: the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar. As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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

Labash, Matt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 LAB

O'Quinn, Ryan.

Summary: "Ever been a parent? Ever known a parent? Ever had a parent? This book will slay you! If your kids haven t already. Get ready to discover how only a finely honed sense of humor can help you navigate the most intense, absurd, and (yes) rewarding experience ever invented: parenting. You will realize that despite all of the craziness, at the end of the long, diaper-filled day, parenting rules! You...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BroadStreet Publishing Group 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.1 O'Quinn 2014

Williams, Marjorie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 WIL

Summary: Stockholm, the 1980s: Three teen girls decide to form a punk band, despite only one being a musician, not having any instruments, and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Focused on stirring things up in the world, but without a clue, the trio is a tribute to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Freedman, Russell

Summary: Describes the building of the mighty Swedish warship the Vasa, how it sank not even a mile out of the harbor, the subsequent investigation, and how it was brought to the surface and restored more than three hundred years later.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GodwinBooks, Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 948.5 FRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J948.5 FRE

Roslund, Anders

Summary: Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a Stockholm brothel. What will happen when they get an unexpected chance at freedom?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS