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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

Shapiro, Dani

1 hold on 10 copies

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Shapiro 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B SHAPIRO SHA

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

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

Bell, Madison Smartt

Summary: "The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, Robert Stone"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STONE, ROBERT BEL

Gilman, Dorothy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1978

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

Messud, Claire

Summary: "A glimpse into a beloved novelist's inner world, shaped by family, art, and literature. In her fiction, Claire Messud "has specialized in creating unusual female characters with ferocious, imaginative inner lives" (Ruth Franklin, New York Times Magazine). Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write opens a window on Messud's own life: a peripatetic upbringing; a warm, complicated...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MESSUD, CLAIRE MES

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 Non-fiction, 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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEM

Zackheim, Victoria

Summary: "In Private Investigations, twenty fan-favorite mystery writers share their first-person stories of grappling with mysteries they've personally encountered, at home and in the world. Caroline Leavitt regales us with a medical mystery, a time when she losther voice and doctors couldn't find a cure; Martin Limon travels back to his military stint in Korea to grapple with the chaos of war; Anne...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2020

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

Tan, Amy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 2003

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

Gordon, Mary

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2000

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

Hemingway, Ernest

2 holds on 1 copy

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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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

Tan, Amy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Brown, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 2003

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

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

Souder, William

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A biography of one of America's most popular and misunderstood authors, John Steinbeck. This first full-length biography of the Nobel Laureate to appear in a quarter century explores John Steinbeck's long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath....

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEINBECK, JOHN SOU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B STEINBECK SOU

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

Nichols, John Treadwell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peregrine Smith Books 1987

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 818.54 NIC

Rollyson, Carl E. (Carl Edmund)

Summary: William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South--half backwoods, half defeated empire--transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and bestowing on the world some of the most revolutionary and enduring literature of the twentieth century. The personal story behind the work has fascinated readers nearly as much as the great novels, but Faulkner has remained...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FAULKNER, WILLIAM ROL

Strand, Ginger Gail.

Summary: "Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt Vonnegut In the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leadingscientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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

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