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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

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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

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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

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: Putnam 2003

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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: 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

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

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

Offutt, Chris

Summary: "After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and '80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir,"--NoveList. Andrew Offutt's writing career began as a strategy to pay for his son's orthodontic needs and peaked during the 1970s when the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OFFUTT, CHRIS OFF

Roiphe, Anne Richardson

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROIPHE, ANNE ROI

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

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

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

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

Gilman, Dorothy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1978

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

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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Yglesias, Rafael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1986

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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

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

Lackey, Michael

Summary: "In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters central to their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA Academic 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.082 TRU

Hughes, Langston

Summary: Presents a collection of letters exchanged over the course of four decades between poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, offering an incisive look at current events and issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5209 HUG

Ellison, Ralph.

Contents: Tuskeegee and New York, 1950-1955 -- Rome, Casablanca, and New York, 1955-1958 -- Los Angeles and New York, 1958-1960.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 2000

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

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

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