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Kozol, Jonathan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation's poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, to explain the causes of his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 KOZ

Key, Harrison Scott

Summary: A humor columnist describes his father, who was more like a remote frontiersman than a 20th-century Mississippian, and the impact he ultimately had on how he related to his own children, despite his polar opposite views and life choices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KEY, HARRISON SCOTT KEY

Mainardi, Diogo

Summary: The Fall is a memoir like no other. It is a celebration of love, an homage to a courageous child, and an honest look at the ways beauty and art can be deceptive forces in our lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.92 MAI

McCain, John

Summary: Congressman John McCain explains how he learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MCC

Conroy, Pat

Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Crow, David

Summary: "Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies--even murder." -- Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sandra Jonas Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CROW, DAVID CRO

Dial, Roman

Summary: Scientist and explorer Roman Dial writes the memoir of his son's disappearance in Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park. Dial searches for answers while experiencing a profound sense of loss.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2020

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Greene, Bob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 GRE

Lindsay, Randy

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "This memoir traces one man's journey through his family history when a DNA test reveals that his dad was not his biological father"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain 2020

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Giraldi, William

Summary: "A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero's Body. In the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GIRALDI, WILLIAM GIR

Matar, Hisham

Summary: "In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MATAR, HISHAM MAT

Dial, Roman

16 holds on 3 copies

Summary: In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the son of Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica's remote Pacific Coast. He carried a light backpack and machete. Cody emailed his father that he would do 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. He was never seen again. The authorities suspected...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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Matar, Hisham

Summary: "In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 823.92 MAT

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MATAR, HISHAM MAT

Ribowsky, Mark

Summary: A portrait of the Manning family traces their story against a backdrop of American football history and the fading traditions of Southern Christian manhood, illuminating the scandals and rivalries that have overshadowed their achievements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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

Bouman, Mark.

Summary: Mark Bouman recounts the events of his childhood at the hands of his larger-than-life, Neo-Nazi father in brilliant, startling detail in this memoir. From adventure-filled days complete with real-life war games, artillery fire, and tank races to terror-filled nights marked by vicious tirades, brutal beatings, and psychological torture, Mark paints a chilling portrait of family life that is at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2015

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Mathews, Tom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.53 MAT

Updegrove, Mark K.

Summary: Updegrove tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies. He examines the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, which derailed the Bush presidential dynasty. Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other's presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America's role in the world; and their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 UPD

Stewart, Rory.

Summary: Explores the landscape of the author's home on the borderland between England and Scotland, known as the Marches, and the history, people, and conflicts that have shaped it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.37 STE

Halpern, Justin

Summary: Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious coming-of-age book about a son's relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.6 HAL

Conroy, Pat

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Chronicles the author's efforts to reconcile with his harsh fighter pilot father, who inspired "The Great Santini," recounting how at the end of his father's life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 CON

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SANTINI CON

Biden, Joseph R.

Summary: The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BID

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BID

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BIDEN, JOSEPH R. BID

Birkenhead, Peter.

Summary: Affecting, heavy and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny account of growing up with a crazy father.Tells the terrible tale of growing up in the late 1960s and 70s with a gun-packing Brooklyn leftie of violent temperament. Birkenhead, an actor and journalist, was the eldest of four kids born to a Brooklyn College economics professor and his pianist-composer wife. Birkenheads dad was a vociferous,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Birkenhead 2010

Dronfield, Jeremy

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved, and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz--a certain death sentence--Fritz refused to leave his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

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Buscaglia, Leo F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SLACK 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 BUS

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