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Summary: In this documentary, Che Smith (a.k.a. Rhymefest, the Grammy-winning rapper) reunites with his father, an alcoholic living on the streets of Chicago, and struggles to deliver him to safety and an existence that is productive and meaningful, in essence, taking responsibility for the man who had abandoned him as a young child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Rybczynski, Witold.

Summary: Traces the creation of a Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning stage to the residence of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the long process of development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 RYB

Miller, T. Christian

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: August, 2008. Marie, a teenager, reported being raped in her Seattle apartment by a masked man. Confronted with inconsistencies, she was charged with false reporting and branded a liar. Years later Colorado detectives discovered they were dealing with a serial rapist. Miller and Armstrong follow the tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice-- and the long history of skepticism toward rape...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 MIL

Barkin, Janna

Summary: This true story by a family about raising their transgender son is both a captivating read and an invaluable support source for parents facing similar issues. A warm, insightful portrait of a family that includes tips on helping young transgender people navigate their transition, it will support, educate and inspire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017

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

Kane, Robert L.

Contents: Background -- The stroke -- Rehabilitation -- Assisted living -- The dementia unit -- Nursing home -- Doctors, other medical personnel, and hospitals -- Informal care -- The roads not taken -- End of life -- What kind of long-term care do we want? -- What can we do about it?.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vanderbilt University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.61 KAN

Finch, David

Summary: Traces the author's battle with Asperger Syndrome, describing his adult diagnosis and the painstaking and often whimsical exercises he uses to preserve his family and build social skills.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 Finch 2012

Freeman, Jim R.

Summary: As told by the three FBI agents who led the chase, this is the story of how the FBI broke its own rules, blasting away the layers of bureaucratic constraints that had plagued earlier efforts, to catch the notorious Unabomber and end his 16-year trail of terrorism.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Pub. Co. 2014

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Trussoni, Danielle

Summary: Trussoni believed she controlled the narration of her life. But from their first kiss she was spellbound by Nikolai, a novelist from Bulgaria, sharing a love of jazz and books and travel, passions that intensify their whirlwind romance. Eight years later, hopeful to renew their marriage, they move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village in the Languedoc, where they buy a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.893 Trussoni 2016

Summary: How do wrongful convictions happen, and what are the consequences for the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent? Fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories, while another exoneree's case is explored. They detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.973 CAL

Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.82 WAL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.82 WAL

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALLS, JEANETTE WAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WALLS WAL

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumption...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.7 CAS

Sharfstein, Daniel J.

Summary: One of the nation's most accomplished historians unravels the stories of three extraordinary families from different eras in American history to represent the complexity of race in America, and to force readers to rethink assumptions about race, racism, and civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 SHA

Krames, Jeffrey A.

Contents: The exceptional seven and the traits that defined them -- Place the customer at the epicenter of the business model : Michael Dell and the art of the customer -- Create an authentic learning organization : how Jack Welch converts learning into results -- Focus on solutions : Lou Gerstner on creating a customer-obsessed IBM -- Prepare the organization for drastic change : Andy Grove on strategic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.4 KRA

Talty, Stephan

Summary: Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 TAL

Nazario, Sonia.

Summary: Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 Nazario

Chase, Simon

Summary: Provides an insider account of the shadowy world of private military contracting, revealing operations too dangerous and sensitive to be officially acknowledged, including the search for Osama Bin Laden and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 CHA

Younge, Gary

Summary: "On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in theUnited States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 YOU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.6 YOU

Stauth, Cameron.

Summary: "An anonymous caller tells a detective in a small Oregon town that a woman has just bitten off a man's finger. But the man is not the victim, the caller says. The woman is. She's being held against her will by a group of faith-healing fanatics who are trying to cure her depression with violent exorcisms. The detective rescues her, but she is afraid to press charges against the people in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2013

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Taylor, Nikki Marie

Summary: The story of Margaret Garner—the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery—has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Garner’s story has defied solid historical treatment and Nikki M. Taylor’s fierce, poetic history of Garner brilliantly captures...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ohio University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 TAY

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Persea Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.733 HEA

Summary: The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.933 DAN

Bilton, Nick

Summary: From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2017

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St. Clair, Chip.

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences of abuse at the hands of Michael Grant, the man he thought to be his father, how he eventually turned the man over to the police, and his discovery that Grant was a wanted child murderer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ST.CLAIR StC