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Giles, Nyna

Summary: Gile's childhood had been spent in doctor's offices; she spent nearly every waking moment at her mother's side. As Nyna grew up, her mother became more and more distant. Carolyn Scott Reybold had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding. How had that confident, glamorous woman become the mother Giles knew growing up-- the mother who was now living in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILES, NYNA GIL

Hunt, Linda

Summary: In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to save her family's farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara's curling iron, set out on foot from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910 HUN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.8 HUN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.87 Hunt

Carroll, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005

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

Hampton, Kelle.

Summary: "The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella--who has Down syndrome--and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAMPTON, KELLE HAM

Fales-Hill, Susan.

Summary: The daughter of a Broadway actress who performed with Lena Horne and Alvin Ailey recounts the inspiration she received from her mother and the challenges she endured as a half-white, half-African American television writer in Hollywood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 FAL

Stuart, Amanda Mackenzie.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2005

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Rivers, Melissa

Summary: Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Jo an and Melissa...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Rivers 2015

Fontaine, Claire.

Summary: Told in alternating voices, a travelogue capturing the changing relationship between a mother and her adult daughter follows their sixteen-city, twelve-country tour during which their adventures and mishaps brought them closer together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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

Shields, Brooke

Summary: The actress explores her relationship with her tough single mom, detailing her role in shaping the author's career, her fierce protectiveness, and her struggles with alcohol.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHIELDS, BROOKE SHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Sheilds 2014

Grant, Phyllis

Summary: "A memoir of coming of age and cooking, with recipes"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 GRA

Trethewey, Natasha D.

6 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy."--Dust jacket. At nineteen Trethewey's world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Cao, Lan

Summary: "A mother-daughter memoir exploring loss, love, and healing, told in two alternating voices, from the critically acclaimed novelist and her teenage daughter"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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Wagner, Natasha Gregson

Summary: Wagner's mother, Natalie Wood, was a child actress who became a legendary movie star. She and Natasha's stepfather, actor Robert Wagner, were a Hollywood it-couple. But Natalie's sudden death by drowning off Catalina Island at the age of forty-three devastated her family, made her stepfather a person of interest, and turned a vibrant wife, mother, and actress into a tragic figure. Here Wagner...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WOOD WAG

Lang, Maya

Summary: "How much can you judge another woman's choices? What if that woman is your mother? Maya Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished psychologist who immigrated to the United States from India, completed her residency and earned an American medical degree--all while nurturing young children and keeping a traditional Indian home. Maya grew up with her mother's stories ringing in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANG, MAYA LAN

Brodeur, Adrienne

3 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "A daughter's tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity. On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was 14, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother's confidante and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRODEUR, ADRIENNE BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRODEUR BRO

Moore, Honor

Summary: "A daughter's memoir of her mother evolves beautifully into a narrative of the sweeping changes in women's lives in the twentieth century. Our Revolution, vivid and rich, reads like a nineteenth-century novel as we follow the love story of a woman and herfamily through the twentieth-century civil rights, antiwar, and feminist movements. Born into Boston society in 1923, Jenny Moore rebelled by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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

Oxenberg, Catherine

Summary: Oxenberg lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. They both thought this program might help her achieve her dream of starting her own company. But as her daughter became brainwashed by the organization's charismatic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OXENBERG, CATHERINE OXE

Didion, Joan.

Summary: ""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813.54 Didio

Didion, Joan.

Summary: ""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 DID

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 DID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 Did

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DIDION, JOAN DID

Didion, Joan.

Summary: [In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2005

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 DID

Fontaine, Claire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReganBooks 2006

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

Lui, Elaine.

Summary: Shares nine parenting principles distilling the unconventional advice, warnings, and messages of love imparted by the author's eccentric Chinese mother.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUI, ELAINE LUI

Corrigan, Kelly

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond--sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine--between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CORRIGAN, KELLY COR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 994.4 COR

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