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Adlon, Pamela

Summary: A Hollywood actress with three daughters juggles work and being a single parent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Allied Vaughn 2018

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Adlon, Pamela

Summary: A Hollywood actress with three daughters juggles work and being a single parent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Allied Vaughn 2017

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Humes, Edward

Summary: "More than a gripping detective story, Burned is a shocking tale that upends the almost universal confidence we have in flawed forensics -- the "CSI" so long celebrated in fiction and film-- that has put thousands in prison as our justice system chose toembrace junk science over protecting the innocent. On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2019

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Humes, Edward

Summary: "On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed. Based on forensic evidence, Parks was later convicted, sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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

Summary: Working-class suburb Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD CHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Changeling 2009

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CHA

Hemmings, Kaui Hart

Summary: A hilarious and charming story about a quirky single mom in San Francisco who tiptoes through the minefields of the Mommy Wars and manages to find friendship and love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEM

Kiesling, Lydia

Summary: In Lydia Kiesling's debut novel, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent--her Turkish husband is unable to return to the United States because of a "processing error"--Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KIE

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Pelzer Pel

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

1 hold on 3 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'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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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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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.76 PEL

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, Call number: 361.7 Pelzer 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 PEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 Pel

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

Summary: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD LAD

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LAD RATED R

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LAD

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Lady 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

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Summary: Lisa's father, Steve Jobs, was a mythical figure rarely present in her life. As she grew older, he ushered her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. But he could also be cold, critical, and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa moved in with her father, hoping he'd become the parent she'd always wanted him to be.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Pelzer, Richard B.

Summary: The sibling of the child featured in "A Child Called It" describes how after the removal of Dave from the family, their alcoholic mother turned her abusive attentions to the author and prevented his escape by hiding the severity of his injuries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.76 PEL

Hart, Hannah

Summary: As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HART HAR

Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Pimentel, Annette Bay

Summary: A 100th anniversary tribute chronicles the inspiring true story of a Chinese-American trail cook whose resourcefulness during a historical camping venture in the Sierras safeguarded a team of influential writers, tycoons, politicians and celebrities who later founded the National Park Service. --Publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SIN

Summary: Author Hank Moody's life is spinning out of control as he juggles his sex and drug addictions while raising a daughter and trying to win back the love of his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CAL

Summary: Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FEA

Summary: Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, a psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time at the beach, hanging out with friends and surfing. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVDTV Series Gidget 2006

Summary: Self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for money and power. Working with his "son and partner," 11-year-old H.W., he becomes a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. His only challenge comes from a young, ambitious charismatic preacher, Eli Sunday.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: After blowing every chance at love and happiness- and burning every bridge in Hollywood- Hank Moody is finally ready to put the past to bed. But, as always, old indiscretions turn up to bit him squarely in the ass. Can Hank overcome his many vices and pull off a happy ending?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2014

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CAL

Makinson, Randell L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gibbs Smith 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 720.9 MAK