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De Botton, Alain.

Contents: Causes: Lovelessness -- Expectation -- Meritocracy -- Snobbery -- Dependence -- Solutions: Philosophy -- Art -- Politics -- Religion -- Bohemia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 DEB

DiSclafani, Anton

Summary: "From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIS

Colman, Alyssa

Summary: "Any child can spark magic, but only the elite are allowed to kindle it. Those denied access to the secrets of the kindling ritual will see their magic snuffed out before their thirteenth birthday. Miss Posterity's Academy for Practical Magic is the best kindling school in New York City--and wealthy twelve-year-old Emma Harris is accustomed to the best. But when her father dies, leaving her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2021

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC COL

Summary: Through narration and dramatic reconstruction, this three-part television program explores the unique relationship that Britons enjoyed with their homes during the Georgian era. Characters from all walks of life, from gentlewomen in their stately mansions to servants, are brought to life through their artifacts, letters, and diaries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited 2012

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Ausubel, Ramona

Summary: "From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune--and its bearings. Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar--married with three children--are happily preparing for a family birthday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AUS

Foster, Brooke Lea

Summary: "In 1962, coed Heddy Winsome leaves her hardscrabble Irish Brooklyn neighborhood behind and ferries to glamorous Martha's Vineyard to nanny for one of the wealthiest families on the island. But as she grows enamored with the alluring and seemingly perfect young couple and chases after their two mischievous children, Heddy discovers that her academic scholarship at Wellesley has been revoked,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FOS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Foster 2020

Hepburn, Audrey

Summary: A Covent Garden flower girl becomes a lady, entering elite London society under the tutelage of an arrogant professor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS Warner 2009

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family My 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MY

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MY

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MY

Moore, Meg Mitchell

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Truth: Sherri Griffin and her daughter, Katie, have recently moved to the idyllic beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Rebecca Coleman, widely acknowledged former leader of the Newburyport Mom Squad (having taken a step back since her husband's shocking and tragic death eighteen months ago), has made a surprising effort to include these newcomers in typically closed-group activities....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOO

Brown, Josie.

Summary: "In a world where zygotes need preschool applications and the wrong stroller can label you an unfit mother, pregnant professionals turn to Katie Johnson, San Francisco's most prestigious baby planner, long before their baby bumps become obvious under their Armani suits. But setting up her clients with the latest must-have baby gadgets, top-notch doulas, and most desirable playgroups is just the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Mann, Jennifer K.

Summary: It's Ginger's birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Even though she doesn't want to! Lyla isn't like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn't talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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Brooks, David

Summary: David Brooks reveals that success isn't all about money and fame, but about quality of life and the ability to provide for others. Here, listeners will discover that the most important aspects of success are often taken for granted.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2011

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD 305.5 Brooks 2011

Brooks, David

Summary: From the influential and hugely popular "New York Times" columnist and bestselling author of "Bobos in Paradise" comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.513 BRO

Wolfe, Tom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1968

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 WOL

Summary: The story centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern-day São Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SEC

Rakoff, David.

Summary: A collection of essays provides a sardonic glimpse of American contemporary society, documenting how extreme consumerism has led to a culture of excess, greed, and vanity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 081 RAK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 081 Rakoff

Summary: A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Br

Summary: The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Video 2002

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Trading 2002

Skelly, Katie

Summary: "Christine Papin, an overworked live-in maid, is reunited with her younger sister, Lea, who has also been hired by the wealthy Lancelin family. They make the estate's beds, scrub the floors, and spy on the domestic strife that routinely occurs within its walls. What starts as petty theft by the maids -- who are flashing back to their tumultuous time in a convent -- shortly turns into something...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books Inc. 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 SKE

Colapinto, John

Summary: "A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.2 COL

Summary: A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1998

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MY

Basu, Diksha

Summary: "For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Basu 2017

Contos, Andrea

Summary: "When her best friend Madison mysteriously disappears, Caroline feels compelled to get involved in the investigation. She has her own reasons not to trust the police, and she owes Madison - big time. Suddenly Caroline realizes how little she knew of what her friend was up to. Caroline has some uncomfortable secrets about the hours before Madison disappeared, but they're nothing compared to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KCP Loft, an imprint of Kids Can Press 2020

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

Summary: A stuffy professor of phonetics takes a bet that in six months time he can turn a Cockney flower seller into a lady he could pass off as a duchess.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV PYG

Anthony, David

Summary: His extravagant suburban lifestyle deteriorating along with his small-aircraft business in the face of the 1970s oil crisis, Martin Anderson attempts to clear his mounting debts by using his planes for drug runs to Mexico only to find himself wrongly implicated in a double murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ANT

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