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  • Who was Roald Dahl?

    Who was Roald Dahl?2012

    by True Kelley

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (1,100)

    Summary: Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was--? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Blue nights [downloadable audiobook]

    Blue nights2011

    by Joan Didion

    (25,569)

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  • A moveable feast : the restored edition

    A moveable feast : the restored edition2009

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (124,010)

    Summary: Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 818.52 HEM

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The opposite of fate : a book of musings

    The opposite of fate : a book of musings2003

    by Amy Tan

    (7,581)

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    Call #: B TAN

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  • The year of magical thinking [downloadable audiobook]

    The year of magical thinking2005

    by Joan Didion

    (153,984)

    Summary: In this intensely personal, deeply moving account, the author exposes the layers and facets of her life over a year of dramatic and unexpected events. Her daughter's serious illness and her husband's...  more »

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  • Lust & wonder

    Lust & wonder2016

    by Augusten Burroughs

    (8,969)

    Summary: In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out.

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    Call #: B BURROUGHS

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  • The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life

    The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life2016

    by John Le Carre

    (4,733)

    Summary: "From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before...  more »

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    Call #: B LE CARRE

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  • Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

    Where the past begins : a writer's memoir2017

    by Amy Tan

    (2,167)

    Summary: In this memoir, Amy Tan is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions...  more »

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    Call #: B TAN

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  • Where the past begins [CD book] : a writer's memoir

    Where the past begins : a writer's memoir2017

    by Amy Tan

    Summary: In this memoir, Amy Tan is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions...  more »

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    Call #: CD BOOK B TAN

    Location: Adult Displays - Near New Arrivals

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  • Where the past begins [eBook] : a writer's memoir

    Where the past begins : a writer's memoir2017

    by Amy Tan

    Summary: In this memoir, Amy Tan is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions...  more »

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  • Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace

    Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace2014

    by Anne Lamott

    (10,190)

    Summary: "Anne Lamott writes about community, family and faith in essays that are wise, irreverent, funny and poignant--a style that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott has once again...  more »

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    Call #: B LAMOTT

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  • The lineup : the world's greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives

    The lineup : the world's greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives2009

    (473)

    Summary: Shares the stories behind the creations of many of the mystery genre's most popular characters, revealing the inspirations for such examples as Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe.

    BOOK

    Call #: 813 LIN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Folklore, memoirs, and other writings

    Folklore, memoirs, and other writings1995

    by Zora Neale Hurston

    (243)

    BOOK

    Call #: 398 HUR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life

    And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life2011

    by Charles J Shields

    (2,350)

    Summary: An authorized portrait of the influential twentieth-century American writer draws on first-person accounts and Vonnegut's private letters while offering insight into his youth, the inspirations for his work, and his enduring literary impact.

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    Call #: B VONNEGUT

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  • Some assembly required : a journal of my son's first son

    Some assembly required : a journal of my son's first son2012

    by Anne Lamott

    (12,266)

    Summary: Here, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter of her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the...  more »

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    Call #: B LAMOTT

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  • Blue nights [downloadable ebook]

    Blue nights2011

    by Joan Didion

    (25,569)

    Summary: In this memoir, the author shares her observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's...  more »

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  • Some assembly required [CD book]

    Some assembly required2012

    by Anne Lamott (read by Sam Lamott )

    (12,266)

    Summary: Bestselling author Anne Lamott together with her son, Sam, chronicle his first year as a father and her own evolution to being both a mother and a grandmother.

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    Call #: CD BOOK B LAMOTT

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  • Running with scissors [downloadable audiobook] / [a memoir]

    Running with scissors2005

    by Augusten Burroughs

    (362,407)

    Summary: Running with scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa...  more »

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  • The cat who went to Paris [downloadable ebook]

    The cat who went to Paris1991

    by Peter Gethers

    (2,496)

    Summary: Author writes of his life and special relationship with his cat Norton as they travel the world.

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  • You better not cry [downloadable audiobook] / stories for Christmas

    You better not cry / stories for Christmas2009

    by Augusten Burroughs

    Summary: You've eaten too much candy at Christmas... but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot stuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses... but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement?...  more »

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  • Devotion : a memoir

    Devotion : a memoir2010

    by Dani Shapiro

    (3,150)

    Summary: In this spiritual detective story, Shapiro explores the varieties of experience she has pursued--from the rituals of her black hat Orthodox Jewish relatives to yoga "shalas" and meditation...  more »

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    Call #: 296.7 SHA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Devotion [downloadable ebook] / a memoir

    Devotion / a memoir2009

    by Dani Shapiro

    (3,150)

    Summary: In this spiritual detective story, Shapiro explores the varieties of experience she has pursued--from the rituals of her black hat Orthodox Jewish relatives to yoga "shalas" and meditation...  more »

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  • Seeking enlightenment-- hat by hat [downloadable ebook] / a skeptic's path to religion

    Seeking enlightenment-- hat by hat / a skeptic's path to religion2003

    by Nevada Barr

    (458)

    Summary: The author recounts her spiritual quest for meaning in her life, describing her experiences as an actor, writer, and adventure-seeker, and sharing her transition from atheism toward a sense of being part of something greater than herself.

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  • Blue nights

    Blue nights2011

    by Joan Didion

    (25,569)

    Summary: Shares the author's frank observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's wedding and her feelings of failure as a parent.

    BOOK

    Call #: B DIDION

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  • Possible side effects [CD book]

    Possible side effects2006

    by Augusten Burroughs (read by Augusten Burroughs)

    (45,716)

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B BURROUGHS

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  • A wolf at the table [downloadable audiobook] / [a memoir of my father]

    A wolf at the table2008

    by Augusten Burroughs

    (27,199)

    Summary: Millions of listeners have been flat-out astonished, profoundly moved, and massively entertained by the writing of Augusten Burroughs. Now, with A wolf at the table, Augusten returns to his literary...  more »

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  • Stephen King : king of thrillers and horror

    Stephen King : king of thrillers and horror2000

    by Suzan Wilson

    (21)

    Summary: Traces the life of a popular novelist, from his childhood as an avid reader to his current success as a creator of horror fiction.

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    Call #: B KING YA

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  • James Joyce

    James Joyce1999

    by Edna O'Brien

    (397)

    BOOK

    Call #: B JOYCE

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  • Kitchen privileges [CD book] : a memoir

    Kitchen privileges : a memoir2002

    by Mary Higgins Clark (read by Mary Higgins Clark)

    (2,140)

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B CLARK

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  • Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him

    Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him2009

    by Loree Rackstraw

    (191)

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    Call #: B VONNEGUT

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  • Called out of darkness : a spiritual confession

    Called out of darkness : a spiritual confession2008

    by Anne Rice

    (2,094)

    Summary: An intimate memoir of Anne Rice's Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and her return to the Church--what she calls a decision of the heart. Moving from her New Orleans childhood in...  more »

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    Call #: B RICE

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