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By Elizabeth Gilbert. 2007
Elizabeth Gilbert, in her thirties, settles into a large a house with a husband who wants to start a family.… But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and determined to find what she's missing. So she begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. 2007.
By Waris Dirie, Cathleen Miller. 1998
Autobiography of a Somali woman's journey from nomadic tribal life to a career as a fashion model in London and… to the post of special ambassador at the United Nations. Dirie recounts her personal experience with female genital mutilation that began with circumcision at age five. 1998.
By Andrew Marr. 2011
With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention… to the monarch - and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. 2011.
By Nichelle Nichols. 1995
As Uhura, Nichols played one of the three most popular Star Trek characters. In this autobiography she writes about her… rise to stardom in the face of barriers against her race and sex. She talks about her affair with Gene Roddenberry, about life behind the camera on the Star Trek set, and her real-life work of inspiring young people to learn. 1995.
By Tami Oldham Ashcraft. 2018
Young and in love, Tami Oldham and her fiance Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with… Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But less than two weeks into their voyage, disaster struck. Despite their best efforts to steer clear of an approaching hurricane, they became trapped in the storm's path, and found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Tami's last memory was her fiance's scream, followed by darkness. She awoke hours later, alone, venturing on deck to discover only Richard's safety line, the clasp meant to hold him broken. 2018.
By Mary Tyler Moore. 1995
This entertaining star of film, television and Broadway relives the touchstones of her life. She tells of her long marriage… to Grant Tinker, their painful divorce, the crushing loss of her sister and son, and the creation of MTM Enterprises. She is happy in her new marriage and is committed to issues that give deeper meaning to life. 1995.
By Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter, Dana Wilkerson. 2012
Tells the true story of Kim and Krickett Carpenter, a couple that defied the odds and fell in love with… each other again after Krickett suffered brain damage and memory loss following a car accident. The basis for the 2012 Hollywood movie. c2012. Uniform title: Vow (Motion picture)
By Claire Tomalin. 1991
From 1857 until his death in 1870, Charles Dickens had a close relationship with the actress Ellen Ternan. The author… looks at this and other aspects of the affair and her book aims to show that Ellen was a fascinating person in her own right. 1991.
By Anne Frank. 1991
Anne Frank commence à se confier à son journal le 12 juin 1942, le jour de ses treize ans, et… y écrit pour la dernière fois le 1er aot 1944. En mars 1945, Anne meurt dans le camp de concentration de Bergen-Belsen, deux mois avant la libération de la Hollande. 1991.
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 LouAnne Johnson. 1992
Johnson tells of teaching English in a rough Los Angeles high school. She has only one rule: respect yourself and… everyone in class. Her respect for the students and the reputation of her Marine Corps training break down the barriers to learning. In her program, she teaches the same students for three years, allowing her to become an influence in their lives. Made into a movie of the same title. Bestseller. 1992.
By Corbett H Thigpen, Hervey M Cleckley. 1957
Case study of multiple personalities by the two psychiatrists who treated a patient they called Eve White, Eve Black, and… Jane to differentiate between her three distinct personalities: pure and saintly; coarse and seductive; and poised and mature. 1957.
By Anne Frank. 1952
In a remarkable account begun on her thirteenth birthday in 1942, a Jewish girl in German-occupied Amsterdam records her hopes,… fears, and growing pains during two years of close confinement with her family, hiding from the Nazis in a secret apartment. 1952, c1947. Uniform title: Achterhuis.
By Isak Dinesen. 1952
An account of the author's life on a Kenyan coffee plantation, of the natives and their festivals, of big game,… and of Lulu, the gazelle who came to live on the farm. 1952.
By Alice Kuipers. 2019
Carley Allison was an up-and-coming young figure skater and singer who died tragically at the age of 18 of a… cancer so rare there were only seven cases in the world. In this book, you will come to know Carley in her own words and in the words of the people who knew and loved her. Kuipers weaves the memories of Carley's friends, family, and boyfriend with the blog Carley kept throughout her journey, from the moment she was diagnosed until her final months of searching for treatment that would keep the disease at bay. Kuipers also recreates pivotal moments from Carley's point of view, acting as ventriloquist for a voice lost too young. This book is built around the words she lived by, both in sickness and in health. Above all, again and again, she summed up her philosophy in two words: always smile. For senior high readers. 2019.
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 Vera Brittain. 1933
First published in 1933, and rediscovered forty-five years later, this is a record of the author's experiences during the World… War I years. Brittain tells not only of her own prematurely shattered youth, but that of an entire generation of young men and women who devoted themselves to the war effort. c1933.
By Lindy West. 2016
Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice, and body image. Her… empowering work has garnered a coast to coast audience that eagerly awaits her highly anticipated literary debut. 2016.
By Evelyn Lau. 1989
In 1986, at the age of 14, Evelyn Lau ran away from her strict and traditional parents who refused to… accept her passion for writing. This book is based on the journal she kept during her two years on the streets of Vancouver. She explores the physical and emotional struggles of a young girl coping in a world of drugs, prostitution and attempted suicide. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1989.
By Tami Oldham Ashcraft, Susea McGearhart. 2002
Following the hurricane in which her fiance is killed, Tami's astonishing determination and sense of preservation leads her back to… civilization in Hawaii over 40 days' sailing away, all with a broken mast, ruined navigational instruments and a very limited water and food supply. This story is also a poignant love story, as the spirit of her lost lover motivates her on to beat the elements and save herself. 2002.