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Bryson, Bill.

Summary: "Before he returns to the United States after nearly two decades on British soil, Bryson decides to take a farewell jaunt through his adopted homeland. But his plans to neatly traverse the island by foot, bus, and train are soon thwarted. On weekends, odd train and bus schedules leave him stranded in isolated communities with damp, moldering inns. And as a destination beckons above the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 914.1 BRY

Danticat, Edwidge

Summary: Danticat's story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818 DAN

Edmundson, Mark

Summary: Edmundson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's Game shapes its men.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796.332 EDM

Fuller, Alexandra

Summary: Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to living a life fully and without fear.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 FULLER, ALEXANDRA FUL

Handler, Chelsea

Summary: In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in--a bubble within a bubble--and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2019

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Idle, Eric

Summary: From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B IDL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 921 Idle

Kimball, Kristin.

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Summary: From author Kristin Kimball, "the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming--that dirty, concupiscent art--and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer.".

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 631.584 KIMBALL, KRISTIN Kim

Koeppel, Dan.

Summary: When the author's father Richard was 11 years old, he spotted a Brown Thrasher, and his fascination with birds began. Now a "Big Lister," Richard is one of only 10 or so people to have recorded more than 7,000 species in his notebook. This is the remarkable chronicle of his travels across the globe in pursuit of his fixation. It is also a thoughtful examination of the natural world and a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 598.072 Koepp

McPhee, John

Summary: The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher Draft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined during his long-running course at Princeton University, where he has launched some of the most esteemed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 808 MCP

Melinek, Judy.

Summary: The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's 'rookie season' as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MELINEK, JUDY Mel

Noonan, William Sylvester.

Summary: For 25 years William Noonan and John F. Kennedy, Jr. were best friends. Sharing an adolescence in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, the two frequented beach bonfires and the Monday-night yacht-club dances, took road trips, shared albums, sneaked cigarettes on the widow's walk of John's house, and scored beer together. And as they grew older, John and Billy never lost the connection they forged in the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

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

Shteyngart, Gary

Summary: Traces the author's experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SHTEYNGART, GARY Sht

Silko, Leslie Marmon

Summary: Of mixed Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Mexican, and white heritage, Silko brings a unique perspective to her powerful works. In this deeply personal and spiritual book, she combines memoirs, traditional storytelling, and ruminations on the natural world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 813.54 SILKO, LESLIE MARMON Sil

Sotomayor, Sonia

Summary: "An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. ...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 347.73 SOT

Valdes, Alisa.

Summary: Author Alisa Valdes reveals how falling in love with a conservative cowboy forced her to rethink the feminist beliefs she's always held dear.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813.6 VAL

Vance, J. D.

Summary: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 VANCE, J.D. Van

Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.82 WAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WALLS, JEANNETTE WAL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B WALLS

Weber, Marc.

Summary: At the high point of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was tapped by General David Petraeus to serve in a high profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Within weeks, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three ... When [he] realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 977.6054 WEBER, MARC B. WEB

Wiesel, Elie

Summary: In this unforgettable book, the award-winning writer, during his recovery after a life-threatening heart surgery, reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done, sharing his aspirations for his writings and his hope that he made the world a better place.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WIESEL, ELIE Wie

Windham, Kathryn Tucker.

Summary: Radio commentator and author Kathryn Tucker Windham shares recollections from her childhood and the many years of living in the South, particularly Thomasville, Ala.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: August House Audio 1986

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SA Windh

Ackerman, Diane

Summary: In this landmark book, Ackerman confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth and takes her readers on an exhilarating journey through this new reality, introducing many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 577 ACK

Al-Marashi, Huda

Summary: "When Huda meets Hadi, the boy she will ultimately marry, she is six years old. Both are the American-born children of Iraqi immigrants, who grew up on opposite ends of California. Hadi considers Huda his childhood sweetheart, the first and only girl he's ever loved, but Huda needs proof that she is more than just the girl Hadi's mother has chosen for her son. She wants what the American girls...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Beston, Henry

Summary: In 1926, Henry Beston planned to spend two weeks in a two-room cottage on the sand dunes of Cape Cod. He stayed for a year, chronicling the ebb and flow of the tides, the migration of birds, storms, stars, and solitude.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Hollow Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 508.7449 BES

Brinker, Nancy.

Summary: Nancy Brinker, cancer advocate and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, chronicles her sister's struggles with breast cancer and eventual death. Here, Brinker reveals how her sister Susan Komen sparked the breast cancer awareness movement.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRINKER, NANCY G BRI

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