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By Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Frank B Gilbreth. 1948
An amusing account of happy family life in the 1920's. The author's father, an efficiency expert, believes in living fully,… and has some unconventional ideas about raising his many children. 1948.
By Amos Oz, N. R. M De Lange. 2005
The author takes us on a journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and… '50s. Oz's story dives into 120 years of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. 2005. Uniform title: Sipour Al Ahava Vehoshekh.
By Betty Mahmoody, William Hoffer, Marie-Thérèse Cuny. 1988
Une américaine accompagne son mari Iranien pour des vacances dans le pays d'origine de ce dernier. Dès leur arrivée, il… lui annonce qu'elle ne quittera jamais plus le pays. Elle va se battre pendant deux ans avant de s'enfuir... avec sa petite fille. 1988. Titre uniforme: Not without my daughter.
By Willie Morris. 1995
The author tells how he grew up in a small southern town in the 1940s with a dog that could… run football patterns and, it was believed, drive a car. The author demonstrates his evocative storytelling skills in this tribute to his dog, Skip. 1995.
By Frank McCourt. 1996
Frank McCourt recollects his "miserable Irish Catholic childhood" in the squalor of Limerick. Absent any support from his glib, but… shiftless, alcoholic father, the family suffered hunger, cruelty, disease, and the death of children. McCourt recounts his story without rancour. Strong language. Winner of the 1998 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. Pulitzer Prize Winner. 1996.
By Jeannette Walls. 2006
Reporter for MSNBC.com looks back on her unsettled life. Describes growing up in a dysfunctional family, which was always on… the move. She recalls her father's dream of building a "glass castle," and relates how she and her siblings escaped to make lives of their own. Bestseller. 2006.
By Fred Waitzkin. 1988
The story of child prodigy Josh Waitzkin and his relationship with his father. Along with an inside look at the… world of chess, Waitzkin reveals the psychological and emotional roller coaster ride he experienced because of his son's involvement with chess. 1988.
By Martin Sixsmith. 2013
Journalist chronicles the life of Philomena Lee, an Irish unwed mother who was forced to give her young son up… for adoption in 1955, then spent fifty years trying to find him. 2013. Uniform title: Lost child of Philomena Lee
By Betty Mahmoody, William Hoffer. 1987
When an American woman married to an Iranian doctor goes with her husband and their young daughter to visit his… native country in 1984, culture shock turns to personal tragedy as the husband reveals a secret plan to remain with his family in Iran. Mahmoody describes how she and her four-year-old daughter were kept against their will until they were smuggled over the Turkish border in 1986. c1987.
By Gerald Durrell. 1980
When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family… would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. 1980.
By John Grogan, Carole Delporte. 2007
Si le chien est le meilleur ami de l'homme, il peut parfois être le pire. C'est ce que vont découvrir… John et Jenny Grogan, quand ils décident d'acheter un labrador peu de temps après leur mariage, afin de tester leurs capacités parentales. D'adorable petite boule de poils, Marley se transforme en un mastodonte de quarante-cinq kilos, qui détruit tout sur son passage, dévore quantité de nourriture et d'objets en tout genre, et témoigne d'une affection aussi débordante qu'envahissante envers ses maîtres. 2007. Titre uniforme: Marley & me.