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Summary: Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte face a bleak future, with their father half-blind, and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. This is the story of the sisters' great novels and their extraordinary battle for recognition.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TO

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

Summary: In the fourth season the girls are tentatively edging toward maturity as they take on new personas in new worlds. As the season begins, Hannah leaves New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in the hopes of becoming a more serious writer, while confronting uncertainty in her relationship with Adam. Meanwhile, back in New York, Marnie pursues a music career while balancing her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Hannah and Adam are now in a committed relationship and the two are settling into a newfound domesticity in Hannah's apartment. Hannah is also working on her writing career and concentrating on delivering her eBook to her eccentric publisher. Marnie is adjusting to life after a sudden and traumatic breakup with Charlie. Nearing graduation, newly single Shoshanna masterminds a plan to create a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Ingrid lithe, beautiful, and married to an up-and-coming architect, is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or may not actually exist. When real-life crashes into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANG

Summary: Romance novelist Joan Wilder travels to South America to look for and rescue her kidnapped sister. She ends up stranded in the jungle and finds help in soldier of fortune Jack Colton. The two go through a number of adventures together, deal with villains, and end up falling in love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1999

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE ROM

Summary: Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she's to adopt a young London evacuee name Frank, she's resistant. It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

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

Summary: Follows the story of Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking. As a teenager, eager to break free from her loving but strict religious family in rural Sweden, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she embarks for Denmark to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BEC

Summary: Snoopy tabloid magazine editor Bob Weston wants to know if author Helen Gurley Brown based her book on, as he believes, personal research. He tries to parley an interview with the author who made headlines and sales. So he decides to get very personal to find out for himself.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: DVD Movie Sex 2009

Summary: Adam is a handsome but intriguing young man who has Asperger's syndrome and has led a sheltered existence. Then he meets his new neighbor, Beth. She is a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results. Their implausible and enigmatic relationship reveals just how far two people from different realities can stretch...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Adam 2010

Summary: Agatha Christie becomes involved in solving the murder of a woman bludgeoned on a train; in the winter of 1928, Agatha Christie travels to Iraq, where she falls in love with an attractive archaeologist and has to unravel a series of murders; in the midst of personal turmoil, Agatha Christie decides to kill off her famous character, Hercule Poirot, and sell the manuscript to a wealthy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV AGA

Contents: Spike heels / by Theresa Rebeck -- Jar the floor / by Cheryl L. West -- The Baltimore waltz / by Paula Vogel -- Unfinished stories / by Sybille Pearson -- What is this everything? / by Patricia Scanlon -- Joined at the head / by Catherine Butterfield.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smith and Kraus 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 WOM

Summary: Nim Rusoe is a young girl who inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates, via e-mail, with the reclusive author of the novel she has been reading. Nim's existence mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover, the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Nim's 2008

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY NIM

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FIC NIM

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

Hansberry, Lorraine

Summary: A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 HAN

Allison, Dorothy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 ALL

Summary: Amidst the adventure, hardships, and excitement of her teenage years on the Dakota prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder puts pen to paper and begins to document her extraordinary life. Laura matures from young girl to woman, making sacrifices to help her family survive. She also meets her loving husband, Almanzo Wilder, and together with their daughter, Rose, they set off on their own pioneer...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS Paramount Network Television 2010

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

Summary: After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WIF

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Wife 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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

Summary: Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedict are rival co-anchors; Titania and Bottom carouse in a tawdry theme resort; and Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Summary: Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld where innocence is lost and dreams turn into nightmares. Quickly descending into a dangerous state of paranoid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PER

Summary: As tears go by: Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2021

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WOR

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Two stranges met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a picturesque walk around the city and they have an intimate conversation, ending at Celine's apartment. Will they get...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Before 2004

Summary: Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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

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