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Greenfeld, Karl Taro

Summary: A brother of an autistic child profiled in the trilogy that began with A Boy Called Noah describes the challenges he faced growing up in his brother's shadow, in an account that interweaves the social history of autism and its related research with the author's sideline experiences in childhood and adulthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENFELD, KARL TAROGRE

St. John, Lauren

Summary: Traces the author's coming-of-age in civil-war-torn Rhodesia, where her family settled after purchasing the farm of a brutally murdered family, detailing a youth marked by terrorism, dangerous wild animals, and the author's embittered realization that everyone she knew was on the wrong side of the conflict.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ST. JOHN, LAUREN ST

Farr, Sidney Saylor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.953 FARR, SIDNEY FAR

St. John, Lauren

Summary: In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, 11-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene of a horrific attack by guerrillas, and when Lauren's family settles there, a chain of events is set in motion that will change her life irrevocably....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.91 ST

Karr, Mary.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The author reveals how, shortly after giving birth to a child she adored, she drank herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide before a spiritual awakening led her to sobriety.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.54 KAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KARR, MARY KAR

Knausgaard, Karl Ove

Summary: The grand finale of Karl Ove Knausgaard's masterful and intensely-personal series about the four seasons. 2 June--It is completely dark out now. It is twenty-three minutes to midnight and you have already slept for four hours. What you will dream of tonight, no one will ever know. Even if you were to remember it when you wake up, you wouldn't have a language in which to communicate it to us,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 KNAUSGAARD, KARL OVE KNA

Atkins, Jeannine

Summary: A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ATK

Karr, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KAR

Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Marx, Harpo

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bookroom 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 MAR

Salerni, Dianne K.

Summary: In this alternate version of 1898 New York City, where ghosts are common household nuisances, young Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt battle the fierce spirits that are threatening their family.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

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

Gourley, Robbin.

Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Gou

Hobbie, Holly.

Summary: When Holly's family moves from the city to a farm, she longs to get a horse for her birthday. Based on events in the author's childhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HOB

Reel, Monte

Summary: In A Brotherhood of Spies, award-winning journalist Monte Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. This secret fraternity, made up of Edwin Land, best known as the inventor of instant photography and the head of Polaroid Corporation; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from Lockheed;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

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Karr, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 818.54 KARR

Chadwick, Elizabeth.

Summary: Fictionalizes the life of William Marshal, who is appointed tutor to Prince Henry, heir to the throne, after he rescues the queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, but William quickly learns of the dangers that are attached to his reward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Wright, Gary A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.411 WRIGH

Fuller, Alexandra

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, the author returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In this book she braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FULLER, NICOLA FUL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Fuller 2011

Fuller, Alexandra

Summary: This engaging follow-up explores Fuller's parents' childhoods and charts the trajectories of their lives through all the British couple's experiences in war-torn Africa. With the same sharply etched narrative that has earned the author such immense praise, Fuller expands on and offers new insights into her family's remarkable trials and successes.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 FULLER, NICOLA Ful

North, Sterling

Summary: The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NOR

Fuller, Alexandra

Summary: In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, the author returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In this book she braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 FULLER, NICOLA Ful

Van Es, Bart

Summary: "The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents. Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B VAN ES VAN

DePaola, Tomie

Summary: Author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school in 1941 when he was a boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction DePaola 2003

Sams, Eric.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM SHA

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