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Par Anne Gisleson. 2017
The Futilitarians is a guide to living curiously and fully and ultimately asks us, "How do we keep moving forward… amid all this loss and threat?" Anne tells us: "One answer is, we do it together." 2017.
Par Jowita Bydlowska. 2013
Her trips to liquor stores are in-and-out missions. Perhaps she's being paranoid, but she thinks people tend to notice the… stroller. Walking home, she stays behind buildings, in alleyways, taking discreet sips from a bottle stored in the diaper bag. She's become a villain: a mother who drinks; a mother who endangers her child. She drinks to forget this. And then the trouble really starts. Includes strong language. 2013.
Par Rosemary Mahoney. 2007
Rower and award-winning author recounts her 120-mile solo journey along the Nile between the Egyptian cities of Aswan and Qena.… Describes her search for a boat, her excitement in finding ancient ruins, and the obstacles she faced as she confronted searing heat and cultural differences. 2007.
Par Anderson Cooper. 2006
CNN correspondent and anchor discusses the events he covered in 2005, the Asian tsunami, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in… New Orleans, famine in Africa, and the war in Iraq. He reflects on the connections these crises evoked between his professional and personal life. 2006.
Par Judy Simons. 1990
Draws on current feminist criticism to explore the significance of diaries in the development of an individual literary voice, and… their potential for providing information on the authors' public works. The eight writers discussed include Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and Katherine Mansfield. 1990.
Par Michael Palin. 2006
Michael Palin's diaries reveals how the Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys -… Jones and Gilliam - and Eric Idle, came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story. Here is his growing family, his home in a north London Victorian terrace, his solo efforts as an actor and his writing. 2006.
Par Paul De Angelis, Jay Mulvaney. 2010
After the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy received more than one million letters. People from every station… in life wrote, as well as political luminaries, Hollywood stars and foreign dignitaries. Their letters tell the story of those fateful days in November of 1963, and of the months that followed, as a nation - and a family - attempted to rebuild. 2010.
Par Justin Trudeau. 2014
Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals the experiences that shaped him over the course of his life and shows how his… passion for Canada and its people took root. Covering the years from his childhood at 24 Sussex to his McGill days during the tumultuous time of the Charlottetown Accord to his first campaign in Papineau to his role as Liberal leader today, the book captures the foundational moments that have formed the man we have come to know and informed his vision for the future of Canada. c2014.
Par Frank Augustyn, Barbara Sears. 2000
Frank Augustyn, the first male graduate of the National Ballet School to become an international dance star, reflects on his… life as a dance, teacher, father, artistic director and TV producer. Stories about the companies, famous dancers and choreographers he has known and worked with, including Karen Kain and Rudolf Nureyev, and his perspective on Canadian ballet in the 1970's and 1980's. 2000.
Par Maurice Hayes. 1996
Par Bill Johnstone. 1980
The author began mining in England in 1921, at age thirteen. After moving to Canada, he farmed on the Prairies,… enduring the Depression, and later mastered mining, even studying engineering and becoming a coal mine Superintendent near Cumberland, B.C. The book presents a unique picture of the life of coal miners. 1980. (Heritage record; 9)
Par Dave Moore, Neal Cassady. 2004
Neal Cassady was that happening, hard-living, hard-loving hero of the Beat culture, part raw sexuality, part inspiration for Kerouac and… Ginsberg, part arrogant con man, and part insecure drifter. Cassady's letters reveal a sometimes manic yet insightful and electric mind, and a man so charged with emotion for life and open to his urges that he seemed unable to settle anywhere (including within his various selves) for very long. 2004.
Par Mike Wallace, Gary Paul Gates. 1984
Autobiography of one of America's most visible television journalists. Gives the real stories behind his interviews with such people as… Ronald Reagan, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Richard Nixon, and Menachem Begin. c1984.
Par Lydia Flem. 1997
A psychoanalyst examines the life and memoirs of the self-professed great lover. Describes Giacomo Casanova's pleasure in reliving his experiences… as he wrote twelve volumes of his reflections. Analyzes his amorous pursuit of women. Some descriptions of sex. c1997. Uniform title: Casanova, ou, L'exercise du bonheur.
Par Isabel Huggan. 2003
In these memoirs, Isabel Huggins describes her various homes in Ontario, and then around the world as her husband was… relocated for work. Finally settling in France, she ponders the meaning of home and of belonging, deciding that her most valued home is the togetherness she shares with her husband Bob. Added to the book are three short fictional stories, on the same theme. 2003.
Par Charlotte Gray. 2003
200 years of Canadian letters, including Sara Riel, writing to her brother Louis in 1871, expressing her belief in his… divine destiny; Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1907 letter, sharing news of her literary breakthrough; and a young French-Canadian soldier describing the horror of watching his comrades die in the 1916 battle at the Somme. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2003.
Bring me a unicorn: diaries and letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1922-1928 (A helen And Kurt Wolff Bk.)
Par Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1972
Diary entries and letters from 1922-1928 when the author was a schoolgirl and later a student at Smith College. She… recounts her emotional involvement with her famous husband-to-be and her struggles to become a writer. 1972.
Par William L Shirer. 1941
Par Alison Pick. 2014
In her teenage years, Alison Pick made a discovery that instantly changed her understanding of her family, and her vision… for her own life. She learned that her Pick grandparents, who had escaped from the Czech Republic during WWII, were Jewish - and that most of this side of the family had died in concentration camps. In her early thirties, engaged to be married to her longtime boyfriend but struggling with a crippling depression, Alison slowly but doggedly began to research and uncover her Jewish heritage. Eventually she came to realize that her true path forward was to reclaim her history and identity as a Jew. c2014.
Par Dave Bidini. 2004
In the spring of 2002, Bidini and family set off for Nettuno, Italy, the baseball capital of Italy since 1944,… when the game was introduced by American GIs. Bidini wanted to spend time in a town where everyone is as nuts about the game as he is. During his six months of following the fortunes of the Serie B Peones, Bidini, who had spent his youth vigorously ignoring his Italianness, also learned much about his own heritage. 2004.