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Sedaris, David

Summary: David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 SED

Summary: "'Journeys' captures the quintessential idea of the American dream. The individuals in this book are only a part of the brilliant mosaic of people who came to this country and made it what it is today. Read about the governor's grandfathers who dug ditches and cleaned sewers, laying the groundwork for a budding nation; how a future cabinet secretary crossed the ocean at age eleven on a cargo...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.873 TIS

Franzen, Jonathan

Summary: In this collection of essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen explores his complex relationship with his uncle, recounts his young adulthood in New York, and offers an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 FRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 FRA

Hitchens, Christopher

Summary: "This collection of essays brings together some of the finest pieces Hitchens published over the last two decades for the first time in one book, addressing with characteristic wit and erudition the subjects he is best known for, including: the case against God, faith and religious observance; the case for intervention in Iraq; indictments of towering political figures like Bill and Hillary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: "From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.54 LEG

Han, Han

Summary: Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protesters. In this collection of essays, he tackles everything from Internet culture in a country that censors the Internet to his own escapades driving around with fake police IDs and a megaphone, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 890 HAN

Krakauer, Jon

Summary: "The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 KRA

Boucher, Lisa

Summary: Presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women, and the difficult road to recovery. Features essays from mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women who share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 BOU

Ehrenreich, Barbara

Summary: A collection of articles and excerpts from Barbara Ehrenreich's long-ranging career that highlight her social consciousness and wry wit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 EHR

Cole, Teju

Summary: "With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 COL

Khakpour, Porochista

Summary: "Brown Album is a stirring collection of essays, at times humorous and at times profound, drawn from more than a decade of Khakpour's work. Altogether, it reveals the tolls that immigrant life in this country can take on a person and the joys that life can give."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8 KHA

Schulz, Timothy J.

Summary: The Habits of Trout is a collection of essays about fishing for the things in life that are hard to catch, hard to hold, and—ultimately—hard to let to. Trout, Tim Schulz reminds us in this book, are but one of those things. Through his clear-headed, big-hearted, smart, funny, honest and fresh stories, Schulz shows us that in life in general—and trout fishing in particular—we sometimes need to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: UPTROUT Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 799.1 SCH

Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.)

Summary: Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley here uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons--a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 817 HUG

Kisner, Jordan

Summary: When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, “just naturally reverent,” a fact that didn’t change when she—much to her own confusion—lost her faith as a teenager. Not sure why her religious conviction had come or where it had gone, she did what anyone would do: “You go about the great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 KIS

Niequist, Shauna

Summary: A collection of essays that focuses on the most important transformation in Niequist's life: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248 NIE

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: This new collection brings together some of Joyce Carol Oates's most brilliant and provocative pieces, covering a diverse range of subjects and ideas. The rough country is both the treacherous geographical/psychological terrains of the writers she analyses--Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, Cormac McCarthy, Annie Proulx, and Margaret Atwood among others--and also the emotional terrain of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2010

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Sedaris, David

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Summary: From a spectacular career spanning almost three decades, these stories, selected by Sedaris himself, have become modern classics and are now for the first time collected in one volume.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2020

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Summary: For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year’s finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and champion of the written word. His choices are defined by one shared thread: effort, on the part of athletes and writers alike. The physical strength it takes to play...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 BES

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796 BES

Anderson, Karen

Summary: After sharing a weekly essay on Interlochen Public Radio, WIAA, Interlochen, Michigan since 2005, Karen Anderson has collected 120 essays into an illustrated volume. The short, poetic essays feature pen-and-ink drawings by Joyce Koskenmaki, a nationally recognized artist from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 And

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 AND

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 AND

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 Anderson 2017

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 EIS

Sedaris, David

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Summary: Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 SED

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 Sedaris 2018

Sontag, Susan

Summary: An unprecedented collection of the controversial later writings of the greatest and most provocative critic of our time. Susan Sontag was the most influential critic of her time. This second volume in Library of America's definitive Sontag edition gathers all the collected essays and speeches from her last quarter-century, brilliant works whose subjects, from the AIDS epidemic, 9/11, the Iraq...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 SON

Zambreno, Kate.

Summary: In the first half of Kate Zambreno's astoundingly original collection, the narrator regales us with incisive and witty swatches from a life lived inside a brilliant mind, meditating on aging and vanity, fame and failure, writing and writers, along with portraits of everyone from Susan Sontag to Amal Clooney, Maurice Blanchot to Louise Brooks. The series of essays that follow, on figures central...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ZAM

Summary: "This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Believer Books, a division of McSweeney's 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 REA

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