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Bilton, Chrysta

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "In this unputdownable story of nature, nurture, and coming to terms with one's true inheritance, the author, introducing her deeply dysfunctional yet fiercely loving family that is anything but "normal," reveals how a colorful cast of characters were thrown together by chance and DNA"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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Lee, C. B.

Summary: 1826. The legendary Dragon Fleet, the scourge of the South China Sea, is no more. Xiang has grown up with stories about the Dragon Fleet and its ruthless leader, a woman known only as the Dragon Queen. Desperate to set sail and explore, Xiang mainly wishes to find her father, a crew member of the Dragon Fleet. Her only memento of him is a simple but plain piece of gold jewelry. The pendant's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2021

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Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Summary: A group of lesbian and bisexual women experience life in Los Angeles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2005

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

Leon, Jesse

Summary: "In this unflinching and inspiring memoir, Jesus Leon tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival, shining a light on a childhood spent devastated by sex trafficking, gang life, and substance abuse. Born to indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants in San Diego in the 1970s, Jesus Leon's childhood was violently ruptured. A dangerous and harrowing encounter at a local gift shop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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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

D'Erasmo, Stacey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DER

Summary: A group of lesbian and bisexual women experience life in Los Angeles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2004

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

Thrash, Maggie

Summary: All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2017

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC THR

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: "A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRENNAN-JOBS, LISA BRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Volz, Alia

Summary: "During the 70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life. Each was devoted to the occult, and they regularly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VOLZ, ALIA VOL

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.76 PEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Pelzer Pel

Madden, T Kira

Summary: "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racialdisparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MADDEN, T KIRA MAD

Gephart, Donna

Summary: When Abby Braverman's best friend, Cat, moves to Israel, she's sure it's the worst thing that could happen. But then her older brother, Paul, is diagnosed with cancer, and life upends again. Now it's up to Abby to find a way to navigate seventh grade without her best friend, help keep her brother's spirits up during difficult treatments, and figure out her surprising new feelings for the boy...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Gould, Melissa

Summary: Melissa Gould's hopeful memoir of grieving outside the box and the surprising nature of love. When Melissa Gould's husband, Joel, was unexpectedly hospitalized, she could not imagine how her life was about to change. Overwhelmed with uncertainty as Joel's condition tragically worsened, she offered him the only thing she could: her love and devotion. Her dedication didn't end with his death....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GOULD, MELISSA GOU

Lillibridge, Lara

Summary: “The story everyone wants to hear isn’t the story I want to tell.” Lara Lillibridge grew up with two moms—an experience that shaped and scarred her at the same time. Told from the perspective of “Girl,” Lillibridge’s memoir is the no-holds-barred account of childhood in an unconventional household. Personally less concerned with her mother’s sexuality and more with how she fits into a world...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LILLIBRIDGE, LARA LIL

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: [This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1995

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Pelzer, David J.

Summary: In this sequel to A Child Called "It" answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered and F-child--a foster child--young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble--and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Membrino, Anna

Summary: Perfect for reading aloud with its rhyming, rhythmic text, this picture book finds two mommies sharing a perfect day with their little one, from visiting animals on a farm to bedtime snuggles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MEM

Newman, Lesléa.

Summary: In rhyming text, a toddler spends the day with its mommies. They play inside and outside until it's time for a bath and to say good-night.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD NEW

Pelzer, Richard B.

Summary: "Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation - here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2005

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Schulz, Kathryn

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Eighteen months before her beloved father died, Kathryn Schulz met Casey, the woman who would become her wife. Lost & Found weaves together their love story with the story of losing Kathryn's father in a brilliant exploration of the way families are lost and found and the way life dispenses wretchedness and suffering, beauty and grandeur all at once. Schulz writes with painful clarity about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHULZ, KATHRYN SCH

Summary: Welcome back to the Harpers' Malibu beach house. Bachelor Charlie is trying (but not very hard) to remember the name of the girl currently taking a shower upstairs. Alan, Charlie's tightly-wound, divorced brother is trying to figure out how he can get his ex-wife to remarry so he can stop paying alimony. And Jake, Alan's 11-year-old son, is just trying to figure out what's for lunch and where's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny, the class reporter, follows Elsie for a school project and learns about her life with her two moms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

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