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By Madeleine L'Engle. 1974
L'Engle describes her ninety-year-old mother's plunge into senility during her final summer at Crosswicks, the family home. As she recalls…this fourth four-generation season, L'Engle reviews her parent's rich life and shows how she influenced the entire family. Followed by "The irrational season" (DC24707). c1974. (The Crosswicks journal ; 2)
By Hal Borland. 1961
By Clarence Day. 1937
By Joel Agee. 1981
The son of the late James Agee offers an account of his life with his mother; Alma, his stepfather, a…German communist novelist; and his brother, in the new East Germany at the end of World War II. Joel recalls his feelings as an outsider, his few friendships, and his failure as student, son, and privileged member of a Marxist society. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1981.
By Nicholas Gage. 1983
When he was a young boy, the author's mother was tortured and murdered by communist guerillas in Greece in 1948.…Gage, now a reporter with the "New York Times", searched for the man responsible for his mother's death. 1983.
By Peter Collier, David Horowitz. 1984
By Bill Cosby, Alvin F Poussaint. 1986
By Molyda Szymusiak. 1986
Now living in Paris, the author recounts the agony of her Cambodian childhood under the Khmer Rouge, including the deaths…of her parents, siblings and other relatives. 1986. Uniform title: Pierres crieront.
By Gladys Bagg Taber. 1951
By Doris Kearns Goodwin. 1987
Begins with the baptism of Rose Kennedy's father in 1863 and ends with John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. Looks…at Wall Street speculation and the campaigns that catapulted an entire family to international status. Some strong language. 1987.
By Pearl S Buck. 1936
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 Leo F Buscaglia. 1987
The author shares seven holiday episodes from his life, including his hilarious adventure in producing a school Christmas pageant with…second-graders as well as poignant insights that came from spending Christmas in a hospital recovering from heart surgery. 1987.
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 Christopher P Andersen. 1988
Portrait of actress Katharine Hepburn's parents and grandparents, and of Katharine's early years to her graduation from Bryn Mawr. Her…mother was an early feminist and a co-founder of Planned Parenthood and the League of Women Voters. Her father was a pioneering physician in the field of venereal disease. c1988.
By Joan D Criddle, Teede Butt Mam. 1987
When the Khmer Rouge achieved victory in Cambodia in 1975, Teeda Butt Mam and her family left Phnom Penh. For…the next four years, they experienced constant fear, hunger and deprivation while watching many of their compatriots die. 1987.
By Beverly Cleary. 1988
This biography of the author's early years recounts how her family lost their farm during the Depression and were forced…to move to the city. Her father, who loved the outdoors, spent years as a bank guard while her possessive and domineering mother devoted herself to Beverly. For junior and senior high readers. 1998.
By Leo F Buscaglia. 1989
By Betty Mahmoody. 1992
In this sequel to "Not without my daughter", Betty Mahmoody describes her cultural readjustment to America, her fear of revenge…from her Iranian husband, and frustration with a legal system that cannot offer her protection. She also expands her scope to tell of other instances of international disputes over children. 1992.
By Amy Hill Hearth, Sarah Louise Delany, Annie Elizabeth Delany. 1993
The Delany sisters' collective meditation on American life since Sadie's birth in 1889 and Bessie's in 1891 in North Carolina.…Daughters of the first black Episcopal bishop, they describe the experience of the duality of race and class in the segregated South. The sisters migrated to Harlem before 1920 and to Mount Vernon, New York, in the 1950s. 1993.