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Younge, Gary

Summary: "On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in theUnited States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 YOU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.6 YOU

Safran, Joshua.

Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAFRAN, JOSHUA SAF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.461 SAF

Kane, Robert L.

Contents: Background -- The stroke -- Rehabilitation -- Assisted living -- The dementia unit -- Nursing home -- Doctors, other medical personnel, and hospitals -- Informal care -- The roads not taken -- End of life -- What kind of long-term care do we want? -- What can we do about it?.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vanderbilt University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.61 KAN

Brockes, Emma.

Summary: Documents the author's investigation into a shattering childhood trauma in South Africa, tracing the discovery of her grandfather's abuse of her mother, which compelled her mother's unsuccessful attempt to kill him before fleeing the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROCKES, PAULINE DULCIE BRO

Calcaterra, Regina

Summary: A tenacious lawyer, state official, and activist recounts her childhood in foster homes and on the streets with her four siblings, revealing a life of horrible abuse in the shadows between Manhattan and the Hamptons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CALCATERRA, REGINA CAL

Stevens, Michelle

Summary: "Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her. In it, she's only eight years old and posing for her mother's beguiling boyfriend, Gary Lundquist--an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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St. Clair, Chip.

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences of abuse at the hands of Michael Grant, the man he thought to be his father, how he eventually turned the man over to the police, and his discovery that Grant was a wanted child murderer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ST.CLAIR StC

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumption...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.7 CAS

Freeman, Jim R.

Summary: As told by the three FBI agents who led the chase, this is the story of how the FBI broke its own rules, blasting away the layers of bureaucratic constraints that had plagued earlier efforts, to catch the notorious Unabomber and end his 16-year trail of terrorism.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Pub. Co. 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 FRE

Summary: Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MAS

Lamb, Christina.

Summary: Once considered an idyllic place to live, the beautiful land of Eastern Zimbabwe turned into a bloody battleground and center of a violent campaign in August 2002. One morning, white farmer Nigel Hough came face-to-face with a crowd of black war veterans at his gates, who demanded that he hand over his homestead or he would be killed. To his shock, he saw that the leader of this mob was his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lawrence Hill Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.91051 LAM

Nazario, Sonia.

Summary: Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 Nazario

Summary: Five lives were lost in a tragic accident involving a Taylor University van, and one young woman, severely injured and comatose, was rushed to the hospital. Families, faculty, students, and communities grieved their losses and joined in prayer and hope as the one young woman, Laura Van Ryn, fought for her life in a hospital bed. The national news spread the story, and people everywhere shared...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 617.4 MIS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 617.481 MIS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 617.481 Mistaken

Summary: Describes the devastating accident and case of mistaken identity that left one family grieving for the young woman they thought was their daughter while the wrong family cared for the lone survivor, and describes the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 617.4 MIS

Bruni, Frank.

Summary: Bruni, restaurant critic for The New York Times, tells his heartbreaking and hilarious account of his lifelong, often painful struggle with food.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.196 BRU

Bruni, Frank.

Summary: Bruni, restaurant critic for "The New York Times," tells his heartbreaking and hilarious account of his lifelong, often painful struggle with food.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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Karr, Mary.

Summary: The author reveals how, shortly after giving birth to a child she adored, she drank herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide before a spiritual awakening led her to sobriety.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 KAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KARR, MARY KAR

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Summary: "He's only getting worse. Donald Trump's erratic behavior throughout his presidential campaign caused many of us to ask: What is wrong with him? After the election, politicians and pundits assured us he would change once he took office and would live up to his role as president. After spending two years in the most powerful position in the world, however, Trump has only gotten worse. He rants....

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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Schroff, Laura.

Summary: He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But something made her turn around and go back. They met nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 SCH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHROFF, LAURA L SCH

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Sch

Brazelton, T. Berry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.1 BRA

Summary: The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 DAN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 DAN

Sandoval-Strausz, A. K

Summary: "The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight. Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a "creative class" of young professionals who revived a moribund urban America in the 1990s and 2000s. But this stunning reversal owes much more to another, far...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.3 SAN

Sciutto, Jim

Summary: "From praising dictators to alienating allies, Trump has made chaos his calling card. Has his strategy caused more problems than it solved?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SCI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.734 ADO

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