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By 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.
By Daniel Paisner, Krystyna Chiger. 2008
In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of… Polish Jews sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, provides a first-person account of those fourteen months with her family. Also describes Leopold Socha, a Polish Catholic and former thief, who risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food and supplies. 2009, c2008.
By Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1976
Covers the European years of the Lindberghs, a period of happiness clouded by accusations of pro-Nazism against Col. Lindbergh. Records… visits with the Bullitts, Kennedys, Lady Astor, George Bernard Shaw, and Gertrude Stein. Sequel to "Locked rooms and open doors" (RC16036). Prequel to "War within and without."
By Otto Dietrich. 2010
When Otto Dietrich was invited in 1933 to become Adolf Hitler's press chief, he accepted with the simple uncritical conviction… that Adolf Hitler was a great man, dedicated to promoting peace and welfare for the German people. At the end of the war, imprisoned and disillusioned, Otto Dietrich sat down to write what he had seen and heard in twelve years of the closest association with Hitler. c2010. Uniform title: 12 Jahre mit Hitler.
By Samuel Pepys. 1991
Covers the nine years (1660-1669) during which the author kept his diary. Describes Pepys’ social and domestic life, the plague… of 1665, and London’s great fire of 1666. 1991. Uniform title: Diary.
By Fouad Ajami. 1998
Examines the concepts of secular nationalism and modernity as conceived by Arab intellectuals of Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Provides… insights into the Middle East from Arabic sources: fiction, poetry, memoirs, and political commentaries. c1998.
By Lauretta Hannon. 2009
Growing up in Warner Robins, Georgia, with her parents - and their loving but rocky relationship - isn't always easy… for Lauretta. It doesn't help that the rest of her family is a who's who list of misfits and petty criminals. Learning from them and their experiences, Lauretta develops a keen wit and an observant eye, talents she then takes on the road to Savannah and even to Europe. There she encounters even more oddballs and colourful characters - many of whom are profiled here. 2009.
By Peggy Abkhazi, S. W Jackman. 1981
While in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, the British author kept a journal which records the routines… of camp life and the variety of ways prisoners coped with their new existence. 1981.
By Jeffry V Brock. 1981
By Nitya Lacroix. 1999
This text provides information on: how to provide and achieve complete satisfaction; enjoying, exploring and refreshing a loving sexual relationship;… creating the right environment, identifying needs, sharing fantasies. It is a guide book for today's sexual attitudes. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.
By Brent Runyon. 2008
Fearing expulsion and parental disapproval after lighting a shirt on fire at his school, Brent goes home, soaks his bathrobe… with gasoline, steps into his shower, and strikes a match. Suffering horrific burns, Brent faces a long, painful recovery - both mentally and physically. Junior and Senior High. 2008.
By Mariatu Kamara, Susan McClelland. 2008
Sierra Leone. At the age of 12, Mariatu Kamara was raped by a family friend, then captured by rebels who… cut off her hands. Despite her wounds, Kamara walked out of the bush and sought help, ending up in an amputee camp, where she gave birth to a son who died of malnutrition. When foreign journalists interviewed Kamara in the camp, her story garnered international interest and assistance, which eventually brought her to Toronto. Her autobiography testifies to Kamara's horrific trauma, but with the aim of fostering hope and reconciliation. Winner of the 2011 Red Maple Non-Fiction Award. For junior high and older readers. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
By Betty Kilgour. 1986
Betty Kilgour, the "Erma Bombeck of the farm set", lives on a farm in Three Hills, Alberta. Her ability to… see the humour in everyday situations has endeared her to C.B.C. radio listeners and to readers of the Red Deer Advocate to which she contributed a weekly column. This book is a collection of her most popular columns. 1986.
By Isy Suttie. 2017
Isy Suttie wakes up one day in her late twenties to discover that the deal she'd struck with her friends,… to put off growing up for as long as possible, had been entirely in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers' markets, and going off the Pill, rather than running naked into the sea or getting hammered in a country pub with eighty-year-old men. After a particularly crushing breakup precipitated by Isy's gifting of a human-size papier-mache penguin to her boyfriend, her dearest friend advises Isy not to worry: the next guy she meets will be The Actual One. Heartened by this promise, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood, whether that means standing on the side of a highway in nothing but an old fur coat and sneakers, dating a man who speaks only in rhyme, or conquering her fears of Alpine skiing by wildly overestimating her athletic ability. An ode to the confusing wilderness of your late twenties, alongside a quest for a genuinely good relationship... or at the very least, a good story to tell. 2017.
By Stacey Patton. 2008
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stacey Patton penned this memoir describing her tumultuous childhood growing up first in a state institution and… then in a fractured foster family. She makes a strong case to illustrate how the brutal legacy of slavery continues to affect African-American families today. 2008.
By Theresa Larsen Crenshaw. 1997
Identifies the role our hormones play in the different sexual stages, exploring the age-old concept of chemistry between the sexes… and how hormones can determine the course of human relationships. Functions as both an encyclopedia of our attachment-related hormones, telling us exactly what they are and exactly what modern science thinks they do, and a guide to what we can do to get them to keep functioning the way we want them to. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1996.
By Elisabeth D Bing. 1970
By Blake Heathcote. 2002
Veterans of World War II detail their war years to remember and honour lost comrades, and to understand themselves and… be understood by others. These stories have never been publicly released. Some descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Stephen R Covey. 1997
From the author of "The seven habits of highly effective people" (DC30225) and father of nine, a method of achieving… peace and harmony at home. Recommends simple and practical ways to communicate and to resolve common problems so that "everyone wins." c1997.
By Violaine Kerbrat, Mylène Sultan. 2010