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jacket/cover - click for larger view John Gilbert : the last of the silent film stars
Eve Golden.
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2013; 366 p.; isbn:0813141621 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view After visiting friends : a son's story
Michael Hainey.
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"A decade in the writing, the haunting story of a son's quest to understand the mystery of his father's death--a universal memoir about the secrets families keep and the role they play in making us who we are.Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's ...
2013; 299 p.; isbn:1451676565 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Keeping hope alive : one woman, 90,000 lives changed
Hawa Abdi with Sarah J. Robbins.
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The author recalls her life, her career as a doctor, and later, her efforts to establish a massive camp for internally displaced Somalis in the middle of a civil war that would shelter tens of thousands before it was overrun and destroyed.
2013; 246 p.; isbn:1455503762 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Audrey in Rome
edited by Ludovica Damiani and Luca Dotti ; with text by Sciascia Gambaccini
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191 p; isbn:9780062238825 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Waiting to be heard : a memoir
Amanda Knox.
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This is the author's account of her hard-fought battle to overcome injustice and win the freedom she deserved after spending four years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. She spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. Separated from her family, she was demonized by the international press and treated ...
463 p; isbn:9780062217202 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view I can barely take care of myself : tales from a happy life without kids
Jen Kirkman.
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2013; 212 p.; isbn:1451667000 More Information

image not found Sybil Ludington : the call to arms
by V.T. Dacquino.
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2000; 104 p.; isbn:193009809X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Country girl : a memoir
Edna O'Brien.
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The acclaimed author describes her convent school education in Ireland, the scandal that ensued upon the publication of her first novel, and the wild 1960s parties that introduced her to people from all walks of life.
2013; 357 p.; isbn:031612270X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view A fort of nine towers : an Afghan childhood
Qais Akbar Omar.
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A Fort of Nine Towers, named for the place his parents first sought shelter from war, is the story of Qais’s family and their remarkable survival. When the fighting came, this group of tenacious and deeply loving people was buffeted from one part of Afghanistan to the next, ‘like kittens in the jaws of a lion’. They set up camp on the plains, ...
2013; 396 p.; isbn:0374157642 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view It's not about the hike : two ordinary women on an extraordinary journey
Nancy Sporborg.
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2011; 351 p.; isbn:0872331423 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Plantagenets : the warrior kings and queens who made England
Dan Jones.
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2013; 534 p.; isbn:0670026654 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view I would die 4 u : why Prince became an icon
Touré.
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Examines the life, work, and cultural influence of the celebrated and controversial singer, songwriter, musician, and pop-culture icon.
2013; 163 p.; isbn:1476705496 More Information

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