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Beck, Martha Nibley

Summary: Describes how a mother struggled to cope when her unborn second child, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, her decision to keep her son, and his magical influence on her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 BEC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.24 Beck

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BECK, MARTHA BEC

Marks, Lauren

Summary: "An eloquent memoir of a 27 year old actress who suffered a massive brain aneurysm onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and awoke to discover that she had aphasia, a rare condition in which one loses the ability to speak, read and write"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARKS, LAUREN MAR

Fleischman, John.

Summary: Through the case history of Phineas Gage, a 19th century Vermonter who had an iron bar driven through his brain and lived, the book examines what is known of brain function.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2002

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King, Brooke

Summary: "A no-holds-barred account of the reality women face in the war, War Flower pushes back against the stereotypes about women in combat."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2019

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Summary: A look at the lives of three Ethiopian women, rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of seeking treatment for obstetric fistula. The program follows them walking for hours on their journey to transportation to a special hospital in Addis Ababa where they find solace for the first time in years, and stays with them as their lives begin to change.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WAL

Summary: Offers a reference guide to pregnancy and childbirth, discussing morning sickness, back pain, gestational diabetes, and breast-feeding with a week-by-week guide to changes in both mother and baby.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Good Books 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.2 Harms 2011

Summary: Examines the realities of brain injuries sustained on the field by football players and the National Football League's attempts to cover the issue up.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LEA

Linden, Dana Wechsler.

Summary: Updated to incorporate the latest neonatology advances, a comprehensive guide shares advice on everything from risk factors and progress monitoring to homecoming preparations and development prospects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2010

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Rogers, Judi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Demos 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.3 ROG

Zuckoff, Mitchell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.3 ZUC

8 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

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Summary: Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices is a compilation of 70 voices belonging to survivors and a "cancer team" of doctors, social workers, cancer organization leaders, and other professionals directly involved in assisting cancer patients. These voices represent a variety of ages and cultures, and come from America, Canada, Cambodia, Israel, and India. Each voice holds a vast array of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WWH Press 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.994 SUR

Estreich, George.

Summary: The author discusses the raising of his daughter, Laura Estreich, with Down syndrome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin 2013

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McDonald, Christina

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she's pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia's wrists. When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia's fall an accident, Abi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

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Geist, Mary Ellen.

Summary: Mary Ellen Geist decided to leave her job as a CBS Radio anchor to return home to Michigan when her father's Alzheimer's got to be too much for her mother to shoulder alone. She chose to live her life by a different set of priorities: to be guided by her heart, not by outside accomplishment and recognition. Through her own story and through interviews with doctors and other women who've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Springboard Press 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 GEI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 Geist

Miller, Jennifer

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MILLER, JENNIFER MIL

Akin, Jessica

Summary: Examines the issues surrounding teenage pregnancy, including breaking the news to parents, dealing with judgments and criticism, co-parenting, and finishing school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 618 AKI

Cahalan, Susannah.

Summary: The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her -- and that could perhaps be the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history.2009. Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records chronicled a month long hospital stay of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8 Cah

Collins, Judy

Summary: "A no-holds-barred account of music legend Judy Collin's harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese, Double Day 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 Collins 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COLLINS, JUDY COL

Cahalan, Susannah.

Summary: One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a "flight risk," and her medical records--chronicling a monthlong hospital stay of which she had no memory at all--showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability. Cahalan tells the astonishing true...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 CAHALAN, SUSANNAH CAH

Brown, Ian

Summary: Ian Brown's son, Walker, was born with a genetic mutation so rare that doctors call it an orphan syndrome: at most, three hundred people around the world live with it. At thirteen, Walker is still in diapers: he is globally delayed, he can't speak, and he has to wear cuffs on both arms so he won't constantly hit himself. He will require constant care for the rest of his life. The boy in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BROWN, WALKER BRO

Stoler, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery Pub. Group 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 STO

Stoler, Diane Roberts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 617.481 STO

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN