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  • Mom & me & mom [downloadable ebook]

    Mom & me & mom2013

    by Maya Angelou

    (18,679)

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  • The death of Santini : the story of a father and his son

    The death of Santini : the story of a father and his son2013

    by Pat Conroy

    (8,260)

    Summary: A memoir by the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides about his father--the inspiration for The Great Santini--and a reaffirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

    BOOK

    Call #: B CONROY

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  • Riding the bus with my sister : a true life journey

    Riding the bus with my sister : a true life journey2002

    by Rachel Simon

    (6,273)

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.9 SIM

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead [downloadable audiobook]

    The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead2008

    by David Shields

    (1,635)

    Summary: "David Shields has accomplished something here so pure and wide in its implications that I almost think of it as a secular, unsentimental Kahlil Gibran: a textbook for the acceptance of our fate on...  more »

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  • The turquoise ledge [downloadable ebook] / a memoir

    The turquoise ledge / a memoir2010

    by Leslie Silko

    (600)

    Summary: Silko takes readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, weaving tales from both sides of her family's past into her observations, and using the...  more »

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  • Jack London : an American life

    Jack London : an American life2013

    by Earle Labor

    (363)

    Summary: "The first authorized biography of a great American novelist"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: B LONDON

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  • Wolf [downloadable audiobook] / [the lives of Jack London]

    Wolf2010

    by James L Haley

    (415)

    Summary: Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless San Franciscan in 1876 and in his youth was a boundlessly energetic adventurer. His adventures in the American wilderness and underworld informed his...  more »

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  • I know why the caged bird sings [downloadable audiobook]

    I know why the caged bird sings2011

    by Maya Angelou

    (433,300)

    Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

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  • City boy [downloadable ebook] / my life in New York during the 1960s and '70s

    City boy / my life in New York during the 1960s and '70s2009

    by Edmund White

    (1,019)

    Summary: "City Boy" tells the story of White's years in 1970s New York, bouncing from intellectual encounters with Susan Sontag and Harold Brodkey to his erotic entanglements downtown to the city's burgeoning gay scene of artists and writers.

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  • A song flung up to heaven

    A song flung up to heaven2002

    by Maya Angelou

    (2,879)

    BOOK

    Call #: B ANGELOU

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  • Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth

    Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth1998

    by Richard Wright

    (48,747)

    BOOK

    Call #: B WRIGHT

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  • Black boy [CD book]

    Black boy2005

    by Richard Wright (read by Peter Francis James)

    (48,780)

    Summary: Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly,...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B WRIGHT

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  • Mom & me & mom [CD book]

    Mom & me & mom2013

    by Maya Angelou (read by Maya Angelou)

    (18,679)

    Summary: For the first time, Maya Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B ANGELOU

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  • Mom & me & mom [downloadable audiobook]

    Mom & me & mom2013

    by Maya Angelou

    (18,679)

    Summary: The story of Maya Angelou's extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life:...  more »

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  • The way forward is with a broken heart

    The way forward is with a broken heart2000

    by Alice Walker

    (1,505)

    BOOK

    Call #: F WALKER

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Hole in my life [downloadable audiobook]

    Hole in my life2007

    by Jack Gantos

    (7,198)

    Summary: In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer desperate for adventure, college cash, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a...  more »

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  • Drinking the rain

    Drinking the rain1995

    by Alix Kates Shulman

    BOOK

    Call #: 818.54 SHU

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  • Caught by the sea [downloadable ebook] / my life on boats

    Caught by the sea / my life on boats2007

    by Gary Paulsen

    (378)

    Summary: Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet and other adventure novels, tells about his lifelong love of sailing, boats he has owned, and the storms, sharks, and peaceful lagoons he has experienced on his voyages.

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  • The golden willow [downloadable audiobook] / [the story of a lifetime of love]

    The golden willow2009

    by Harry Bernstein

    (726)

    Summary: Ruby and Harry Bernstein were married for almost seventy years, experiencing the best and the worst of the 20th century together. But when both were in their 90s, Ruby was diagnosed with leukemia and...  more »

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  • The journey that saved Curious George : the true wartime escape of Margret and H.A. Rey

    The journey that saved Curious George : the true wartime escape of Margret and H.A. Rey2005

    by Louise Borden

    (1,327)

    Summary: Story tells how Margret and H.A. Rey escaped from Nazi-occupied France in 1940, carrying in their bicycle baskets the manuscripts that would become their beloved picture books about Curious George, the little monkey.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B REY

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Letter to my daughter [downloadable audiobook]

    Letter to my daughter2008

    by Maya Angelou

    (22,808)

    Summary: Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style,...  more »

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  • About Alice

    About Alice2006

    by Calvin Trillin

    (6,422)

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.54 TRI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • About Alice [downloadable audiobook]

    About Alice2006

    by Calvin Trillin

    (6,422)

    Summary: A remarkably moving and memorable tribute to Alice Trillin, who figured prominently and indelibly in Calvin Trillin's books, and in his life. Alice was a beautiful, brilliant, and beloved wife. She...  more »

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  • A ticket to the circus [downloadable ebook] / a memoir

    A ticket to the circus / a memoir2010

    by Norris Church Mailer

    (661)

    Summary: The sixth (and last) wife of Norman Mailer, Norris Church Mailer, met the late writer in 1975, when she was 26 and he twice her age; they were married for 33 years. Her memoir is, among other things,...  more »

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  • American rose [downloadable ebook] / a nation laid bare : the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee

    American rose / a nation laid bare : the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee2010

    by Karen Abbott

    (5,898)

    Summary: The author of the acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller "Sin in the Second City" returns with the gripping and expansive story of America's coming-of-age--told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered.

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  • American rose [downloadable audiobook] / [a nation laid bare : the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee]

    American rose2010

    by Karen Abbott

    (5,898)

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  • Laura Ingalls Wilder : a biography

    Laura Ingalls Wilder : a biography1992

    by William Anderson

    (4,427)

    Summary: A biography of the writer whose pioneer life on the American prairie became the basis for her "Little House" books.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WILDER

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh [downloadable audiobook] / her life

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh / her life2000

    by Susan Hertog

    Summary: Anne Morrow was married to the famous aviator Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. As hungry for life and adventure as he, she harnessed his fame and his courage to become a groundbreaking aviator and...  more »

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  • Garrison Keillor [DVD] : the man on the radio in the red shoes

    Garrison Keillor : the man on the radio in the red shoes2009

    Summary: "This freeform intimate look at the private man in the public spotlight goes behind the scenes of America's most popular radio show, A prairie home companion, and inside the imagination of the man who created it"--Container.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B KEILLOR

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain

    The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain2007

    by Peter Sís

    (4,280)

    Summary: I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B SIS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The egg and I

    The egg and I1987

    by Betty Bard MacDonald

    (8,366)

    Summary: The author relates the joys and frustrations of life on a poultry farm in the mountains of Washington.

    BOOK

    Call #: 817.52 MAC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Bigmama's

    Bigmama's1991

    by Donald Crews

    (455)

    Summary: Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.

    BOOK

    Call #: E CREWS

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Paul and Me [downloadable ebook] / fifty-three years of adventures and misadventures with my pal Paul Newman

    Paul and Me / fifty-three years of adventures and misadventures with my pal Paul Newman2010

    by A. E Hotchner

    (363)

    Summary: Bestselling author A. E. Hotchner's intimate account of his 52-year friendship with his pal Paul Newman. Hotchner first met Newman in 1956 when the then relatively unknown actor assumed the lead role...  more »

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  • Kitchen confidential [downloadable audiobook]

    Kitchen confidential2007

    by Anthony Bourdain

    (239,590)

    Summary: When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded...  more »

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  • The writing life

    The writing life1989

    by Annie Dillard

    (14,190)

    BOOK

    Call #: 818.54 DIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Loss of Eden : a biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    Loss of Eden : a biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh1993

    by Joyce Milton

    (265)

    BOOK

    Call #: B LINDBERGH

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  • Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss1992

    by Jill C Wheeler

    (86)

    Summary: Discusses the life and works of Theodor Geisel.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B SEUSS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Townie [downloadable audiobook] / a memoir

    Townie / a memoir2011

    by Andre Dubus

    (7,302)

    Summary: Andre Dubus III, author of the National Book Award nominated House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him?until he...  more »

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  • J.D. Salinger [downloadable ebook] / a life

    J.D. Salinger / a life2010

    by Kenneth Slawenski

    (1,326)

    Summary: One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, J.D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now comes a new biography. Filled with new information and...  more »

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  • Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost

    Hemingway's boat : everything he loved in life, and lost2012

    by Paul Hendrickson

    (1,853)

    Summary: An illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will change the way he is perceived and understood. Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961--from his pinnacle until...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HEMINGWAY

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