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Brooks, John

Summary: "An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father's search for the truth about his teenage daughter's suicide: "Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly" (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge). Early one Tuesday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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

Brandeis, Gayle

Summary: "Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRANDEIS, GAYLE BRA

Gillmor, Don

Summary: "An eloquent and haunting exploration of suicide in which one of Canada's most gifted writers attempts to understand why his brother took his own life. Which leads him to another powerful question: Why are boomers killing themselves at a far greater rate than the Silent Generation before them or the generations that have followed? In the spring of 2006, Don Gillmor travelled to Whitehorse to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Canada 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILLMOR, DON GIL

Summary: Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Syndicado 2012

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Waterman, Laura.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shoemaker & Hoard 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.872 WAT

Fagan, Kate

Summary: A sports journalist relates the story of Ivy League freshman and track star Maddy Holleran, who seemingly had it all and succeeded at everything she tried, but who secretly grappled with mental illness before taking her own life during the spring semester.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 FAG

Warrick, Joby.

Summary: In December 2009, Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent and a go-between for the CIA and al-Qaeda, detonated a suicide bomb at a CIA base, killing seven agents. Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick chronicles how this tragedy happened, examining al-Balawi's journey through the spy world and how the CIA failed to recognize the danger he posed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BALAWI, HUMAM KHALIL AL War

Warrick, Joby.

Summary: This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror. In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who infiltrated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.325 WAR

Vanderbilt, Gloria

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.28 VAND

Linehan, Marsha

Summary: Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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