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  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (104,707)

    Summary: On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Keeping hope alive : one woman, 90,000 lives changed

    Keeping hope alive : one woman, 90,000 lives changed2013

    by Hawa Abdi

    (790)

    Summary: "The ... memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept tens of thousands of her fellow Somali citizens safe, healthy, and educated for more than twenty years"--Dust jacket flap.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ABDI

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Both/and : a life in many worlds

    Both/and : a life in many worlds2021

    by Huma Abedin

    (4,143)

    Summary: Huma Abedin -- Hillary Clinton's famously private top aide and longtime advisor -- emerges from the wings of American political history to take command of her own story. The daughter of Indian and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ABEDIN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • F*ck it, I'll start tomorrow : a true story

    F*ck it, I'll start tomorrow : a true story2021

    by Action Bronson

    (1,022)

    Summary: A brutally honest memoir about struggles with weight, food addiction, and the journey to self-acceptance. In his signature voice, Action Bronson shares all that he|s learned in the past decade to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ACTION

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • John Adams

    John Adams2001

    by David G McCullough

    (347,337)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ADAMS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters

    Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters2014

    by Diane Jacobs

    (473)

    Summary: "For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters. "Never sisters loved each other...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ADAMS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • John Quincy Adams : American visionary

    John Quincy Adams : American visionary2014

    by Fred Kaplan

    (1,393)

    Summary: A brilliant combination of literary analysis and historical detail, this masterfully written biography of the much misunderstood sixth president of the United States reveals the many sides of this...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ADAMS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams2002

    by Robert Vincent Remini

    Series: American Presidents Series (Times Books)

    (956)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ADAMS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams2009

    by Woody Holton

    (2,313)

    Summary: Holton reveals that American icon Abigail Adams was far wiser and wilier than previously known.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ADAMS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

    It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war2015

    by Lynsey Addario , photographer

    (11,430)

    Summary: Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a young photographer when September 11 changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ADDARIO

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • All at sea : a memoir

    All at sea : a memoir2016

    by Decca Aitkenhead

    (2,061)

    Summary: "A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK's most popular journalists. On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B AITKENHEAD

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Live in love : growing together through life's changes

    Live in love : growing together through life's changes2020

    by Lauren Akins

    (8,331)

    Summary: When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with "Die a Happy Man," his wife, Lauren Akins, was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B AKINS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir

    Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir2020

    by Madeleine Korbel Albright

    (2,770)

    Summary: In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. "I don't want to be remembered," she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALBRIGHT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Louisa May Alcott : the woman behind Little women

    Louisa May Alcott : the woman behind Little women2009

    by Harriet Reisen

    Summary: A vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott that explores Alcott's life in the context of her works, all of which are to some extent autobiographical.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALCOTT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Never have your dog stuffed : and other things I've learned

    Never have your dog stuffed : and other things I've learned2005

    by Alan Alda

    (8,566)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALDA

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The light of the world : a memoir

    The light of the world : a memoir2015

    by Elizabeth Alexander

    (9,056)

    Summary: " In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALEXANDER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You don't have to say you love me : a memoir

    You don't have to say you love me : a memoir2017

    by Sherman Alexie

    (16,779)

    Summary: Presents a literary memoir of poems, essays, and intimate family photos that reflect on the author's complicated relationship with his mother and his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALEXIE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ali : a life

    Ali : a life2017

    by Jonathan Eig

    (2,563)

    Summary: The definitive biography of an American icon. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALI

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero

    King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero1998

    by David Remnick

    (4,143)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALI

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The butler : a witness to history

    The butler : a witness to history2013

    by Wil Haygood

    (3,428)

    Summary: When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALLEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hiding out : a memoir of drugs, deception, and double lives

    Hiding out : a memoir of drugs, deception, and double lives2018

    by Tina Alexis Allen

    (664)

    Summary: Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen's audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father -- a man whose strict religious devotion and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALLEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A wedding in Haiti : the story of a friendship

    A wedding in Haiti : the story of a friendship2012

    by Julia Alvarez

    (1,331)

    Summary: The popular author talks about three of her most personal relationships--with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALVAREZ

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames

    The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames2014

    by Kai Bird

    (3,228)

    Summary: Drawing on extensive interviews with Ames' widow and quotes from his private letters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a brilliant narrative of the making of America's most influential...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B AMES

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Resistance : a songwriter's story of hope, change, and courage

    Resistance : a songwriter's story of hope, change, and courage2020

    by Tori Amos

    (1,935)

    Summary: Since the release of her first career-defining solo album, Tori Amos as been one of the music industry's most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in "Me and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B AMOS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The rose hotel : a memoir of secrets, loss, and love from Iran to America

    The rose hotel : a memoir of secrets, loss, and love from Iran to America2015

    by Rahimeh Andalibian

    (860)

    Summary: "In this powerful memoir, Iran-born author Rahimeh Andalibian tells the story of her family: their struggle to survive the 1979 revolution, their move to California, and their attempts to acculturate...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANDALIBIAN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Home : a memoir of my early years

    Home : a memoir of my early years2008

    by Julie Andrews

    (17,937)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A song flung up to heaven

    A song flung up to heaven2002

    by Maya Angelou

    (3,394)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANGELOU

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings.

    I know why the caged bird sings.1970

    by Maya Angelou

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANGELOU

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mom & me & mom

    Mom & me & mom2013

    by Maya Angelou

    (23,460)

    Summary: In this book, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away, and unearths the well of emotions she experienced long afterward as a result. For the first time, she reveals the triumphs and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANGELOU

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Letter to my daughter

    Letter to my daughter2008

    by Maya Angelou

    (27,149)

    Summary: Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, this book reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANGELOU

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My way : an autobiography

    My way : an autobiography2013

    by Paul Anka

    (310)

    Summary: In My Way the smooth, charismatic singer and songwriter pens his long-awaited autobiography revealing a life that has been much more dramatic than his crooning reveals.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANKA

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Queen Anne : the politics of passion

    Queen Anne : the politics of passion2013

    by Anne Somerset

    (906)

    Summary: The much-maligned Queen Anne (1665-1714) was never expected to reign. Her father, James II, was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and succeeded by his daughter, the childless Mary, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANNE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Retail gangster : the insane, real-life story of Crazy Eddie

    Retail gangster : the insane, real-life story of Crazy Eddie2022

    by Gary Weiss

    (309)

    Summary: A biography of the spectacular rise and fall of Eddie Antar, better known as "Crazy Eddie," whose home electronics empire changed the world even as it turned out to be one of the biggest business...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANTAR

    Location: New Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Giannis : the improbable rise of an NBA MVP

    Giannis : the improbable rise of an NBA MVP2021

    by Mirin Fader

    (2,278)

    Summary: As the face of the NBA's new world order, Giannis Antetokounmpo has overcome unfathomable obstacles to become a symbol of hope for people all over the world, the personification of the American...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANTETOKOUNMPO

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Where tomorrows aren't promised : a memoir

    Where tomorrows aren't promised : a memoir2021

    by Carmelo Anthony

    (1,058)

    Summary: For a long time, Carmelo Anthony's world wasn't any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family's first-floor project apartment in Red Hook,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANTHONY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong

    Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong2009

    by Terry Teachout

    (893)

    Summary: Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ARMSTRONG

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Confessions of a prairie bitch : how I survived Nellie Oleson and learned to love being hated
    Staff Pick

    Confessions of a prairie bitch : how I survived Nellie Oleson and learned to love being hated2011

    by Alison Arngrim

    (14,956)

    Summary: The actress who played the villain Nellie Oleson on the television show "Little House on the Prairie" shares her experiences on the show and discusses her life, from her bohemian childhood in West...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ARNGRIM

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A spoonful of sugar : a memoir

    A spoonful of sugar : a memoir2013

    by Brenda Ashford

    (832)

    Summary: "Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ASHFORD

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Somewhere towards the end

    Somewhere towards the end2008

    by Diana Athill

    (2,451)

    Summary: What is it like to be old? Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candor of her memoirs -- her commitment, in her words, "to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth." Now aged...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ATHILL

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Saint Augustine

    Saint Augustine1999

    by Garry Wills

    (420)

    BOOK

    Call #: B AUGUSTINE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details