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Stach, Reiner.

Summary: This volume of Reiner Stach's acclaimed and definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924--a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end. Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects the latest findings about Kafka's life and works, draws readers in with a nearly cinematic power, zooming in for extreme close-ups of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 833.912 STA

Tomalin, Claire.

Summary: When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DICKENS, CHARLES TOM

hooks, bell

Summary: Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 1996

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOOKS, BELL HOO

Herndon, Booton.

Summary: The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOSS, DESMOND HER

Toler, Pamela D.

Summary: "From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, Women Warrior reclaims lost stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor, debunking the pervasive claim that women do not, and should not, fight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 TOL

Lowe, Keanon

Summary: "The Blindside meets Friday Night Lights in Keanon Lowe's Hometown Victory when an NFL coach returns home after losing a friend to opiods to coach a team of struggling high school kids on a 23-game losing streak. Keanon Lowe was working as an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers when his childhood friend and former high school teammate suddenly died from an opioid overdose. Keanon...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LOWE LOW

Murphy, Fiona

Summary: I am still unlearning the habit of secrecy. And yet, whenever somebody discovers that I am deaf, my body still reacts with churning terror. How do you build up a sense of robust pride when your body has taught itself to be fearful? Fiona Murphy's memoir about being deaf is a revelation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Text Publishing 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MURPHY, FIONA MUR

Tinsley, Justin

Summary: "The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s. Born Christopher Wallace and raised in Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Biggie lived an almost archetypal rap life: young trouble, drug dealing, guns, prison, a giant hit record, the wealth and international superstardom that came with it, then an early violent death. Biggie released his first record, Ready...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMALLS, BIGGIE TIN

Summary: Presents brief profiles of over eighty major artists throughout history, providing the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences, and legacies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 709.22 ART

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEN

Rezaian, Jason

Summary: In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian's reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B REZAIAN REZ

Summary: "So often the stories shared by trans people about their transition centre on gender dysphoria: a feeling of deep discomfort with their birth-assigned gender, and a powerful catalyst for coming out or transitioning. But for many non-cisgender people, it's gender euphoria which pushes forward their transition: the joy the first time a parent calls them by their chosen name, the first time they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Unbound 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 GEN

Summary: From the Publisher: Women lighthouse keepers, fur traders, cooks on sailing vessels, missionaries, and fearless travelers all wrote of their lives on the Great Lakes, both publicly and in quiet testimonies such as letters, logbooks, and diaries. Their narratives, which span the centuries from 1789 to the present, are now collected in this anthology. Compiled in response to historical accounts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ladyslipper Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977 WOM

Cahill, Thomas.

Summary: Relates the life of an African American inmate, sentenced to death for taking part in a robbery in which a victim was killed, and for whom opponents of the death penalty spent twelve years unsuccessfuly trying to have the case reviewed and his sentence overturned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREEN, DOMINIQUE CAH

Felt, Hali.

Summary: "Until Marie Tharp's ground-breaking work in the 1950s, the floor of the ocean was a mystery--then, as now, we knew less about the ocean than we did about outer space. In a time when women in the scientific community were routinely dismissed, Marie's work changed our understanding of the earth's geologic evolution. While her partner, Bruce Heezen, went on expeditions to collect soundings...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THARP, MARIE FEL

Page, Susan

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures. Here Page tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies-- and an entire political era. As first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, Barbara Bush became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist, invested herself deeply in expanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUSH, BARBARA PAG

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: Presents an account of the life of the Mexican American labor activist who helped organize the migrant farm workers and establish a union to fight for their rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET CHAVEZ

Summary: "Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden an Agate Imprint 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRAYHORN, BILLY STR

Borth, Teddy

Summary: The New Day has become WWE's longest reigning tag team champions. Discover the journeys of Big E, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston. What started as a disaster became one of the most fun teams in all of professional wrestling. The simple text is joined with beautiful photographs showing some of The New Day's best moments in the ring. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Zoom, a division of ABDO 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.812 BOR

Ellsberg, Robert

Summary: This praised and best-selling daily reader presents short, comprehensive biographies of 365 saints and spiritual masters from Christianity and other faith traditions, including Mary Magdalene, Therese of Lisieux, Thomas Aquinas, Mother Teresa, Moses, Martin Luther, and Gandhi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crossroad Pub. Co. 1997

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Gaines, James R.

Summary: "A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

Hood, Ann

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's tomato sauce...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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Jensen, Jamie.

Summary: The official tie-in to the Grateful Dead's landmark 1990 world tour--and a chronicle of 25 years with one of rock's longest-living legends. This oversize, fully illustrated book, which includes more than 120 spectacular 4-color photographs, pays homage to the band and their fans--known as "Deadheads"--a unique treasury reflecting on the rock & roll life of an incredible band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume Book 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 JEN

Loftis, Larry

Summary: The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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