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Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Summary: A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of erotic experiences in London. Set to a backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race, Karim must negotiate adolescence, a dysfunctional family and his own sexuality, as he seeks...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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

Hartnett, Sonya

Summary: With their father, there is always a catch. Colt Jenson and his younger brother Bastian have moved to a new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts, toys, bikes, all that glitters most and makes them the envy of the neighbourhood. To Freya Kiley and the other local kids, the Jensons are a family from a magazine, and Rex a hero, successful,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC HAR

Langsdorf, Julie

Summary: A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in this hilarious, addictive, and sharply observant debut novel. The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars over the neighborhood, dwarfing the houses that surround it. When owner Nick Cox cuts down Allison and Ted Millers' precious red maple--in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

Duffy, Erin

Summary: Claire thought she had everything a woman was supposed to want: a loving husband, a newborn son, a beautiful home in the suburbs. Then she walked in on her husband canoodling with their Realtor in their newly renovated kitchen, and in an instant, her perfect life came crashing down. With her marriage headed for divorce, Claire knows it's time to stop feeling sorry for herself. But how can she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUF

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUF

Shortall, Eithne

Summary: "The Husband's Secret meets Big Little Lies in this story of three women looking for a fresh start, and the love affairs, rivalries, and scandals found on the other side of the white picket fence."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

Summary: Just how different can neighbors be and still be neighborly? While the Goods struggle to live off their suburban London plot, the Leadbetters struggle with living next door to the Goods.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2005

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Summary: Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Connecticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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Summary: Set in the mid-1990s, and inspired by a true story, this show stars Hudson Yang as eleven-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, who, with his family, is adjusting to a new life in suburban Orlando. Faced with new schools, new friends, new neighbors, and new traditions, the Huangs stay true to their family values as they pursue the American Dream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Summary: The misadventures of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are as hilarious as ever in the celebrated comedy series' final season. When Phil and Claire babysit the twins, Haley and Dylan realize they're the more responsible parents. While Manny's still rebounding from heartache, Phil's still trying to bond with Jay. And although they're raising Lily with a positive self-image, Mitch and Cam discover...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MOD

Weisberger, Lauren

Summary: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game -- and fast. She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Weisberger 2018

Weisberger, Lauren

Summary: When Karolina Hartwell is arrested driving her son home, the headlines don't tell the full story. It seems nothing will stand in the way of her husband Graham's political ambition -- not even his wife. Miriam Kagan is convinced her husband is hiding something. But if she digs too deeply, she's afraid of what might tumble out of the closet. Emily Charlton is new to Greenwich, but she soon...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WEI

White, Karen (Karen S.)

Summary: Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction White 2017

Summary: Follow a 10-year-old urban revolutionary, Huey, and his hip-hop obsessed little brother, Riley, as they move to the suburbs with their unwise old granddad, Robert Freeman. In this quiet neighborhood, the laughs, pop culture and pretensions, from Martin Luther King to Chicken flu, from Santa Claus to bullying, no taboo is left untouched. Includes a compilation CD "The Boondocks: Music from the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2014

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Summary: Set in the mid-1990s, and inspired by a true story, this show stars Hudson Yang as eleven-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, who, with his family, is adjusting to a new life in suburban Orlando. Faced with new schools, new friends, new neighbors and new traditions the Huangs stay true to their family values as they pursue the American Dream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Summary: Set in the mid-1990s, and inspired by a true story, this show stars Hudson Yang as eleven-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, who, with his family, is adjusting to a new life in suburban Orlando. Faced with new schools, new friends, new neighbors and new traditions, the Huangs stay true to their family values as they pursue the American Dream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Summary: "A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: The outrageous ninth season revolves around the blended Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, headed by Jay Pritchett. Jay and his vivacious second wife Gloria are raising their young son Joe and Gloria's college bound son Manny. Meanwhile, Jay's grown daughter Claire and her husband Phil are becoming empty nesters, while Clare's brother Mitchell and his husband Cameron fumble through nurturing their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MOD

Summary: The first set of the British comedy starring Julia McKenzie and Anton Rodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: "Join TV's funniest new family and flashback to the '90s! Twelve-year-old hip-hop enthusiast Eddie Huang and his family make their way from D.C.'s Chinatown to Orlando where his dad, Louis, tries to make his new steakhouse a success. His mom, Jessica aims to understand the culture clash and dominate suburbia. While his brothers fit right in, Eddie's still tries to get a seat at the table--any...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Summary: This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY UPS

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Summary: Frustrated with his daily commute and clients who don't pay their bills, accountant William Fields accepts a job in France. William and Hester dust off their phrase books, pluck up their courage and soon discover there's more than the Channel separating the English from the French.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media US 2011

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Summary: A friendly schoolteacher turns violent when he becomes addicted to a painkiller he is prescribed for a painful health problem.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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Summary: Four suburban women find their lives shaken and their wealthy community's facade of smug respectability shattered after they allow themselves to become part of a scientific survey that examines their sex lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2012

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

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