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Hermez, Sami

Summary: "In 1967, Sireen Sawalha's mother, with her young children, walked back to Palestine against the traffic of exile. My Brother, My Land is the story of Sireen's family in the decades that followed and their lives in the Palestinian village of Kufr Ra'i. From Sireen's early life growing up in the shadow of the '67 War and her family's work as farmers caring for their land, to the involvement of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Redwood Press 2024

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 HER

Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306 KLI

Randall, Julian

Summary: "The Dead Don’t Need Reminding is a braided story of Julian Randall’s return from the cliff edge of a harrowing depression and his determination to retrace the hustle of a white-passing grandfather to the Mississippi town from which he was driven amid threats of tar and feather. Alternatively wry, lyrical, and heartfelt, Randall transforms pop culture moments into deeply personal explorations...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RANDALL, JULIAN RAN

Trofimov, Yaroslav

Summary: Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Yaroslav Trofimov has spent months on end at the heart of the conflict, very often on its front lines. In this authoritative account, he traces the war’s decisive moments—from the battle for Kyiv to more recently the gruelling and bloody arm wrestle involving the Wagner group over Bakhmut—to show how Ukraine and its allies have turned the tide...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 947.7086 TRO

Gamal, Adam

Summary: "The first and only book to ever be written by a member of America's most secret military unit--an explosive and unlikely story of immigration, service, and sacrifice. Inside our military is a team of operators whose work is so secretive that the name of the unit itself is classified. Highly-trained in warfare, self-defense, infiltration, and deep surveillance, "the Unit," as the Department of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2024

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Green, Stefanie

Summary: "Dr. Stefanie Green has been forging new paths in the field of medical assistance in dying since 2016. In her landmark memoir, Dr. Green reveals the reasons a patient might seek an assisted death, how the process works, what the event itself can look like, the reactions of those involved, and what it feels like to oversee proceedings and administer medications that hasten death. She describes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREEN, STEFANIE GRE

Sisson, Gretchen E.

Summary: "A powerful decade-long study of adoption in the age of Roe, revealing the grief of the American mothers for whom the choice to parent was never real Adoption has always been viewed as a beloved institution for building families, as well as a mutually agreeable common ground in the abortion debate, but little attention has been paid to the lives of mothers who relinquish infants for private...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2024

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Summary: This Naked Life offers forty-eight raw and real stories of people who have found freedom from alcohol. In these pages, discover how Bryan went from hopeless certainty that drinking would eventually kill him to absolute peace over the course of a single day. See how reading one book gave Jennifer total freedom after twenty years of binge drinking. Watch Becca thrive in ways she had never thought...

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Publisher / Publication Date: This Naked Mind, LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.861 THI

Alabed, Bana

Summary: Bana's mother tells her of the strong bana tree that grows in their homeland, Syria, and how Bana's strength helped her survive war, being a refugee, and starting fresh in a new country.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALA

Frank, Anne

Summary: This definitive edition, featuring a new translation, is the diary as Anne Frank wrote it, containing entries about her burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Frank's diary is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1995

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JT People Frank

Frank, Anne

Summary: The Diary of a Young Girl is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl and one of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, Frank's triumphant humanity in the face of unfathomable deprivation and fear has made the book one of the most enduring documents of our time. This edition reprints the Definitive edition authorized by the Frank estate, plus a new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 FRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wom Frank

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 940.5318 FRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.5318 FRA

Patterson, James

9 holds on 4 copies

Summary: To be a bookseller or librarian... You have to play detective. Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. An advocate. A visionary. A person who creates "book joy" by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, "You've got to read this. You're going to love it." Step inside The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians and enter a world where you can feed your curiosities, discover...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2024

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 028.9 PAT

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 028.9 PAT

Debreczeni, József

Summary: "The first English language edition of a lost memoir by an Auschwitz survivor, offering a shocking and deeply moving perspective on life within the camps. When József Debreczeni, a prolific Hungarian-language journalist and poet, arrived in Auschwitz in 1944, his life expectancy was forty-five minutes. This was how long it took for the half-dead prisoners to be sorted into groups, stripped, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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

Dunn, Harry

Summary: "Walking the halls of democracy as a Capitol Police officer, Harry Dunn was a man slowly experiencing an awakening. It sparked after the election of our first Black president. It grew as his belief in the bravery and honor of law enforcement was shaken by Ferguson and countless other cases of police brutality towards Black people. It continued to burn brighter as he watched members of Congress,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2023

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Englund, Peter

Summary: "An intimate history of the most important month of World War II, as experienced by the people who lived through it, completely based on their diaries, letters and memoirs"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 ENG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 ENG

Fox, Helena

Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Biz sees her father every day, though he died when she was seven. When he suddenly disappears, she tumbles into a disaster-land of grief and depression from which she must find her way back"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FOX

Fritz, Ian

Summary: "A powerful, timely memoir of a young Air Force linguist coming-of-age in a war that is lost."--Provided by the publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRITZ, IAN FRI

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