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Didion, Joan.

Summary: Blue nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood, in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 DIDION, JOAN DID

Paretsky, Sara.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 PAR

Shapiro, Dani

Summary: "In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. In just a few hours of Internet sleuthing, she was able to piece together the story of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAPIRO, DANI SHA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Shapiro 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SHAPIRO SHA

Harrison, Kathryn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 HAR

Shapiro, Dani

Summary: "The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time--abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAPIRO, DANI SHA

Gilman, Dorothy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1978

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 GIL

Tan, Amy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 TAN

Hemingway, Ernest

Summary: Hemingway's classic memoir of Paris in the 1920's. It is a literary feast that includes tender memories of his first wife, Hadley and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST HEM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HEMINGWAY HEM

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEM

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 DID

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 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

Buckley, William F. (William Frank)

Summary: A collection of fifty years of personal essays by William F. Buckley, Jr. illuminates his career in the army, his love of sailing and wine, his interests in religion and politics, and his memories of the people who most influenced him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 BUC

Gordon, Mary

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 GOR

Tan, Amy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 TAN

Hemingway, Ernest

Summary: Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST HEM

Brown, Larry

Summary: The author "aims for nothing short of ruthlessly capturing the truth of the geography that shaped him and his art [and] ... what it's like to be constantly compared with William Faulkner, a writer with whom he shares the undeniable inspiration of the Mississippi land."--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 BRO

Burroughs, Augusten.

Summary: A true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist. At the age of twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. Co-inhabitants of the doctor's bizarre family included some patients and a pedophile. There were no house rules and no schooling. And the Christmas tree stayed up...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audio Renaissance 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813.6 BUR

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Conn, Peter J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUCK, PEARL CON

Summary: Shares the stories behind the creations of many of the mystery genre's most popular characters, revealing the inspirations for such examples as Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.087 LIN

Donleavy, J. P. (James Patrick)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.708 DON

Burroughs, Augusten.

Summary: Memoir of a man and his life in and out of rehab.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audio Renaissance 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BURROUGHS, AUGUSTEN BUR

Clark, Mary Higgins.

Summary: In a memoir of growing up in the Bronx during the Depression, the author recalls her father's death in 1939, her family's financial woes, and her mother's creation of a rooming house, bringing in tenants who would change their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 CLA

L'Amour, Louis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam 1990

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAM

Lamott, Anne.

Summary: Wherever you look, there's trouble and wonder, pain and beauty, restoration and darkness--sometimes all at once. Yet amid the confusion, if you look carefully, in nature or in the kitchen, in ordinariness or in mystery, beyond the emotion muck we all slog through, you'll find it eventually: a path, some light to see by, moments of insight, courage, or buoyancy. In other words, grace. Lamott...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813 Lam

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 Lamott

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAMOTT, ANNE LAM