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Summary: "Filmed entirely inside the narrow confines of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal that transports villagers to an ancient mountaintop temple, [Manakamana] is an acute ethnographic investigation into culture, religion, technology and modernity ... For centuries, devoted pilgrims hoping to reach the fabled temple needed to undertake an arduous multi-day journey. Today, because of a new...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Guild 2014

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

Simpson, Cam

Summary: A heart-rending narrative that moves from the Himalayas to the Middle East to Houston and culminates in an epic court battle, this is a story of death and life - of the war in Iraq, the killings of the twelve Nepalese, a journalist determined to uncover the truth, and a trio of human rights lawyers dedicated to finding justice. At its heart is one unforgettable young woman, Kamala Magar, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAGAR, KAMALA SIM

Klepeis, Alicia

Summary: "Engaging images accompany information about Nepal. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellwether Media 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 954.96 KLE

Summary: Set during Gandhi's rise to power, Chuyia, an Indian girl that is married and widowed at eight years old, is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WAT

Summary: Rick Stevens is your perfect travel partner, guiding you through 60 hours of discoveries in his favorite European cities, villages, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. The complete DVD set brings you every one of Rick's half-hour TV shows- plus his highly acclaimed, hour-long TV specials.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Shine, Neal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.34 SHI

Kuklin, Susan.

Summary: African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American children describe their families' cultural traditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1992

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 KUK

Piper, Karen Lynnea

Summary: "A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PIPER, KAREN PIP

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Piper 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PIPER PIP

Gaines, Steven S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.725 GAI

Kalish, Mildred Armstrong.

Summary: Mildred Armstrong Kalish's "Little Heathens" is a compelling memoir of her hardscrabble life on an Iowa farm during the 1930s. With no electricity or indoor plumbing and with little heat or money on the farm, Mildred learns to find joy in the priceless blessings of life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 977.7 KAL

Cobb, Daniel M.

Summary: Join the Smithsonian Institution to discover the rich history of native Americans.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.004 NAT
Call number: DVD 970.004 NAT

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.

Summary: Describes what it was like to live as a settler in Colonial America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.2 TRO

Summary: Gabriel and Gretta Conroy are enjoying a holiday party when Gretta begins to have poignant memories of a former lover who is deceased. Gabriel begins to see his life in an entirely new light with the shattering revelation of Gretta's secret past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DEA

Nordskog, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 977.6 NOR

Shine, Neal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Detroit Free Press 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 SHI

Thong, Roseanne

Summary: Rhyming text details the rituals and traditions of the Latin American holiday, including decorating altars, visiting graves, and dressing up for the parade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 THO

Summary: Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KED

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3 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KED

Summary: Nora Wilder is a thirty-something Manhattanite plugging away at her job, but her quest for love consistently results in falling flat on her face. After a series of disastrous first dates, she meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman with an unabashed passion for living. Inevitably, Nora discovers she must look inward before finding a new outlook on life and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BRO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Broken 2007

Sherpa, Caryl.

Summary: "I taste fire, earth, rain... takes the reader into the remote places of Nepal, with glimpses of Sherpa culture and traditions. This book will enthrall everyone with its unique journey through a life with a Sherpa and rare insights into the Himalaya region"--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Studio Press 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 SHE

Pyle, Kevin C

Summary: Challenges mainstream news stories with comical parodies that share reassuring facts about real risk factors associated with such pop culture favorites as Harry Potter, comic books, and texting.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306 PYL

Zimmerman, Jean.

Summary: Explores "the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart eighteen-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZIM

Fein, Judith (Judith Lynn)

Contents: Introduction -- His way or the highway, on the road with a Maori elder -- Yes, you can : a very special Newfie -- Never say never: the recipe for success from a Maya woman in Guatemala -- The last judgment on Mog Mog in Micronesia -- Searching for forgiveness in Vietnam -- The high priest and the camel eater on the holy mountain of blessings -- In a Mexican prison -- Meeting Maximon in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spirituality & Health Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.41 FEI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910.41 FEI

Mercer, Abbie

Summary: Bloody sacrifices, disgusting diets, and shocking religious rituals are some of the gruesome aspects of the totally gross history of Mesoamerica. Concise and entertaining, this text covers some of the more nauseating facts about pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (the region spanning Central America). The gruesome details about the Mesoamerican diet, religion, and medicine will shock readers. But beyond...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing's Rosen Central 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 972 MER

Summary: A sprawling BBC saga of wealth, passion, and power, set in the palatial country houses and grand Mayfair salons of mid-Victorian England. Chronicles twenty years in the life of an aristocratic dynasty moving through high society in the heyday of Queen Victoria's reign. Based on Anthony Trollope's six political novels about British Parliamentary life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by RLJ Entertainment 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV PAL

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