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Wetherall, Tyler

Summary: ""In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." --Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WETHERALL, TYLER WET

Bair, Deirdre

Summary: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2019

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Fraser, Laura.

Summary: Celebrating her fortieth birthday, Laura Fraser confronts the trajectory of her life. Divorced and childless in her thirties, she found solace in the wanderlust that had always directed her heart, but now she wonders if her passion for travel (and for short-lived romantic rendezvous) has deprived her of what she secretly wants most: a husband, a family, a home. How to reconcile what seem to be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRASER, LAURA FRA

James, Eloisa.

Summary: Chronicles the year that the author and her family lived in Paris, describing her walking tours of the city, her school-age children's attempts to navigate foreign language schools, and her thoughts on the pleasures and eccentricities of French living.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAMES, ELOISA JAM

Barry, Rebecca

Summary: Writing with a delicate balance of humor and truth, critically acclaimed author Rebecca Barry reflects on motherhood, work, and marriage in her new memoir about trying to build a creative life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BARRY, REBECCA BAR

Brookins, Cara

Summary: "After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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Knopp, Lisa

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.2 KNO

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.9 OXF

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EHRENREICH, BARBARA EHR

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Ehrenreich 2014

Farr, Sidney Saylor

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Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.953 FARR, SIDNEY FAR

Madden, T Kira

Summary: "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racialdisparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MADDEN, T KIRA MAD

Knopp, Lisa

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KNOPP, LISA KNO

Hanel, Rachael.

Contents: We'll be the last ones to let you down -- Digger O'Dell -- In the midst of life we are in death -- Stormy weather -- Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints -- Break the plow -- As you think, you travel -- When beauty dies -- A gossamer world -- Helter skelter -- Opening night -- The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away -- What was left behind.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HANEL, RACHAEL HAN

Jacob, Mira

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Summary: "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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Proulx, Annie.

Summary: "Bird Cloud" is the name the author gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and four hundred foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. On the day she first visited, a cloud in the shape of a bird hung in the evening sky. She also saw pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, great blue herons, ravens, scores of bluebirds, harriers, kestrels, elk, deer and a dozen antelope. She...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 PRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PROULX, ANNIE PRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PRO

Janowitz, Tama

Summary: "In this ... memoir, the original Lit Girl and author of ... Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction"--Publisher marketing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JANOWITZ, TAMA JAN

Hustvedt, Siri.

Summary: While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Despite her flapping arms and shaking legs, she continued to speak clearly and was able to finish her speech. Then the seizures happened again and again. This book tracks Hustvedt's search for a diagnosis, one that takes her inside the thought processes of several scientific...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 HUS

Boyer, Anne

Summary: "A fresh, fierce, and timely meditation on data, pain, time, and the limited capacity of literature to comprehend life and death in a sensate and vulnerable body." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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Sellers, Heather

Summary: An unusual and uncommonly moving family memoir, with a twist that gives new meaning to hindsight, insight, and forgiveness. The author is face blind--that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from reliably recognizing people's faces. Growing up, she took what cues she could from speech, hairstyle, and gait, but she sometimes kissed a stranger, thinking he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2010

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Sellers 2010

Sellers, Heather

Summary: At her twentieth high school reunion, author and creative writing professor Heather Sellers discovered that she had inherited illness: face-blindness. In a normal brain, a series of processes in the fusiform face area allow people to recognize old faces. But in Sellers' case, these processes do not occur. Here, Sellers recounts how she has coped with her condition.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 Sellers 2010

Hertog, Susan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINDBERGH, ANNE MORROW HER

Loh, Sandra Tsing.

Summary: A writer, performer, and contributing editor to "The Atlantic" humorously chronicles her experiences going through menopause while dealing with the end of her marriage, her preteen daughters, and the hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old father.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOH, SANDRA TSING LOH

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 TOH

Loh, Sandra Tsing.

Summary: "A hilarious memoir of middle age"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 LOH, SANDRA TSING LOH

Proulx, Annie.

Summary: Proulx vividly recounts the ups and downs of building her dream house on a nature preserve in Wyoming.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PROULX, ANNIE Pro