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Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Stanton, Brandon.

Summary: "In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over twelve million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 STA

Lemelman, Martin.

Summary: A memoir in graphic novel form. Lemelman, the son of Holocaust survivors, describes his experiences growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the 1950's and 1960's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LEM

Lewis, Stephen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paul Dry Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, STEPHEN LEW

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Plaskin, Glenn.

Summary: "The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 PLA

Alda, Arlene

Summary: The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda’s Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees’ play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew’s CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 ALD

Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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

Shopsin, Tamara

Summary: "'Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life'--Miranda July; In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHOPSIN, TAMARA SHO

Golenbock, Peter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow/HarperCollins 2008

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

Schroff, Laura

Summary: Eleven-year-old Maurice must beg for change in order to eat, but when Laura stops to help, they begin a years-long friendship that gives each a new perspective and hope. Includes a list of suggested acts of kindness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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

Mullen, Jim (Jim R.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 817.54 MUL

Schroff, Laura.

Summary: Shares the inspiring story of the author's first Christmas spent with Maurice, a poor young boy she met on the street, during which the boy gave her a cherished toy to demonstrate how much he valued their friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SCH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SCH

Martin, Wednesday.

Summary: "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, WEDNESDAY MAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Martin 2015

McBride, James

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Phoenix Audio 2006

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Vincent, Isabel

Summary: "When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on hernonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot souffl©♭...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 Vincent 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 VIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fowler, Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Penguin 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOWLER, RUTH FOW

Kidder, Tracy.

Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder returns with the extraordinary true story of Deo, a young man who arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. After surviving a civil war and genocide, he ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores until he begins to meet the strangers who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 KID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 KID

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 Kidder 2009

Smith, Patti.

Summary: In this tough, tender memoir, singer-song writer Patti Smith transports readers to what seemed like halcyon days for art and artists in New York as she shares tales of the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's, and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, PATTI SMI

Schroff, Laura.

Summary: He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But something made her turn around and go back. They met nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2012

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 921 SCHROFF, LAURA L Schroff

Kleinfield, Sonny.

Summary: "He was a teenage volunteer at a nursing home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She was a wheelchair-bound resident in her nineties. He was poor, Hispanic, living in a rented room in the barrio, separated from his family. Her life was comfortable, and her family visited as often as possible. But when Margaret Oliver's daughter hired Elvis Checo to look in on her mother a few afternoons a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.262 KLE

Powell, Julie.

Summary: Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 641.5 POW

Powell, Julie.

Summary: Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5 POW

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 POWELL, JULIE POW

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002

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