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Cover Art: I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous & obscure : from
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Cover Art: It all changed in an instant : more six-word memoirs by writers famous & obscure
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Cover Art: Not quite what I was planning : six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure :
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Cover Art: Six-word memoirs on love & heartbreak /
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Cover Art: My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile /
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile
Allende, Isabel.
Adult Nonfiction Book PQ8098.1.L54 Z467 2003
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Cover Art: Paula /
Paula
Allende, Isabel.
Adult Nonfiction Book PQ8098.1.L54Z4713 1995
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Cover Art: The collected autobiographies of Maya Angelou.
The collected autobiographies of Maya Angelou.
Angelou, Maya.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3551.N464 Z4634 2004
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Cover Art: Fun home : a family tragicomic /
Fun home : a family tragicomic
Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Adult Fiction BECHDEL
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Cover Art: My song : a memoir /
My song : a memoir
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 B404 2011
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Cover Art: The cost of hope : a memoir /
The cost of hope : a memoir
Bennett, Amanda.
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.19699 B 2012
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Cover Art: The invisible wall : a love story that broke barriers /
The invisible wall : a love story that broke barriers
Bernstein, Harry, 1910-
Adult Fiction 921 B44887
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Cover Art: Lewis & Clark /
Lewis & Clark
Bertozzi, Nick.
Adult Fiction BERTOZZ
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Cover Art: Bruce /
Bruce
Carlin, Peter Ames
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Sp848 2012
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Cover Art: My life in France /
My life in France
Child, Julia.
Adult Nonfiction Book TX649.C47 A3 2006
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Cover Art: An unexpected life : a mother and son's story of love, determination, autism, an
An unexpected life : a mother and son's story of love, determination, autism, an
Chwast, Debra
Adult Nonfiction Book 616.85882 C 2011
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Cover Art: Big man : real life & tall tales /
Big man : real life & tall tales
Clemons, Clarence.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 C5922 2009
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Cover Art: Mrs. Lincoln : a life /
Mrs. Lincoln : a life
Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
Adult Nonfiction Book E457.25.L55 C58 2009
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Cover Art: The beautiful struggle : a father, two sons, and an unlikely road to manhood /
The beautiful struggle : a father, two sons, and an unlikely road to manhood
Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
Adult Nonfiction Book F189.B153 C63 2008
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Cover Art: The good daughter : a memoir of my mother's hidden life /
The good daughter : a memoir of my mother's hidden life
Darznik, Jasmin, 1973-
Adult Nonfiction Book 305.48891 D 2011
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Cover Art: Never in my wildest dreams : a black woman's life in journalism /
Never in my wildest dreams : a black woman's life in journalism
Davis, Belva, 1933-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 D2809 2011
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Cover Art: The long loneliness : the autobiography of Dorothy Day /
The long loneliness : the autobiography of Dorothy Day
Day, Dorothy, 1897-1980.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 D3305
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Cover Art: Bossypants /
Bossypants
Fey, Tina, 1970-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 F437 2011
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Feynman, Richard P. 1918-1988
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 F438 1997
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Cover Art: Borrowed finery : a memoir /
Borrowed finery : a memoir
Fox, Paula.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3556.O94 Z464 2001
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Cover Art: Sheepish : two women, fifty sheep, and enough wool to save the planet /
Sheepish : two women, fifty sheep, and enough wool to save the planet
Friend, Catherine.
Adult Nonfiction Book 630.9776 F 2011
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Cover Art: Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness /
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness
Fuller, Alexandra, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book DT2984.F85 F85 2011
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Cover Art: Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood /
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood
Fuller, Alexandra, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book DT2990 .F85 2001
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Cover Art: The great failure : a bartender, a monk, and my unlikely path to truth /
The great failure : a bartender, a monk, and my unlikely path to truth
Goldberg, Natalie.
Adult Nonfiction Book BL73.G65 A3 2004
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Cover Art: Wait till next year : a memoir /
Wait till next year : a memoir
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
Adult Nonfiction Book GV875.B7G66 1997
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Cover Art: The distance between us : a memoir /
The distance between us : a memoir
Grande, Reyna.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 G75837 2012
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Cover Art: 84, Charing Cross Road.
84, Charing Cross Road.
Hanff, Helene.
Adult Nonfiction Book Z989 .H3
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Cover Art: The Archbishop wore combat boots : memoir of an extraordinary life /
The Archbishop wore combat boots : memoir of an extraordinary life
Hannan, Philip M. 1913-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H1925 2010
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Cover Art: Crazy brave : a memoir /
Crazy brave : a memoir
Harjo, Joy.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H2244 2012
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Cover Art: Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world /
Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world
Hendley, Doc
Adult Nonfiction Book TD327 .H46 2012
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Cover Art: Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption /
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Hillenbrand, Laura.
Adult Nonfiction Book D805.J3 Z364 2010
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Cover Art: Infidel /
Infidel
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book DJ292.H57 A3 2007
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Cover Art: Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America /
Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America
Hunt, Linda, 1940-
Adult Nonfiction Book E168 .H94 2005
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Cover Art: Ice : a memoir of gangster life and redemption : from South Central to Hollywood
Ice : a memoir of gangster life and redemption : from South Central to Hollywood
Ice-T (Musician)
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Ic15 2011
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Cover Art: East of the sun : a memoir /
East of the sun : a memoir
Ismail, Noha Shaath
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Is5 2011
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Cover Art: Small steps : the year I got polio /
Small steps : the year I got polio
Kehret, Peg.
Children's Nonfiction Book362.19683 K
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Cover Art: A girl named Zippy : growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana /
A girl named Zippy : growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana
Kimmel, Haven, 1965-
Adult Nonfiction Book F534.M675 K56 2001
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Cover Art: Facing the lion : growing up Maasai on the African savanna /
Facing the lion : growing up Maasai on the African savanna
Lekuton, Joseph.
Children's Nonfiction Book921 L538
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Cover Art: West with the night /
West with the night
Markham, Beryl.
Adult Nonfiction Book DT365.75.M3M3 1983
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Cover Art: Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth's coming of age in Apartheid South
Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth's coming of age in Apartheid South
Mathabane, Mark.
Adult Nonfiction Book 968.00496 M 1986
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Cover Art: Under the Tuscan sun : at home in Italy /
Under the Tuscan sun : at home in Italy
Mayes, Frances.
Adult Nonfiction Book 945.5 M
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Cover Art: Teacher man : a memoir /
Teacher man : a memoir
McCourt, Frank.
Adult Nonfiction Book LA2317.M36 A3 2005
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Cover Art: Mornings on horseback : the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of
Mornings on horseback : the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of
McCullough, David G.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 R67 2001
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Cover Art: Truman /
Truman
McCullough, David G.
Adult Nonfiction Book E814.M26 1992
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Cover Art: What to look for in winter : a memoir in blindness /
What to look for in winter : a memoir in blindness
McWilliam, Candia.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M255 2012
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Cover Art: Off balance : a memoir /
Off balance : a memoir
Moceanu, Dominique, 1981-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M714 2012
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Cover Art: The tender bar : a memoir /
The tender bar : a memoir
Moehringer, J. R., 1964-
Adult Nonfiction Book CT275.M5719 A3 2005
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Cover Art: The grace of silence /
The grace of silence
Norris, Michele
Adult Nonfiction Book 070.92 N 2010
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Cover Art: Woodsong /
Woodsong
Paulsen, Gary.
Children's Nonfiction Book921 P2779
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Cover Art: Bill Peet : an autobiography /
Bill Peet : an autobiography
Peet, Bill.
Children's Nonfiction Book921 P344
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Cover Art: Ecology of a Cracker childhood /
Ecology of a Cracker childhood
Ray, Janisse, 1962-
Adult Nonfiction Book F294.B39 R39 1999
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Cover Art: A bully father : Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children /
A bully father : Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Adult Nonfiction Book E757.A4 1995b
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Cover Art: The burn journals /
The burn journals
Runyon, Brent.
Adult Nonfiction Book HV6546 .R86 2004
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Cover Art: The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or
Ryan, Terry, 1946-2007.
Adult Nonfiction Book CT275.R8964 A3 2001
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Cover Art: Cleopatra : a life /
Cleopatra : a life
Schiff, Stacy.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 C594 2010
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Cover Art: Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) /
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Schiff, Stacy.
Adult Nonfiction Book PG3476.N3 Z8626 1999
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Cover Art: And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life /
And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life
Shields, Charles J., 1951-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 V896 2011
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Cover Art: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks /
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
Adult Nonfiction Book 616.02774 S 2010
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Cover Art: Stitches : a memoir-- /
Stitches : a memoir--
Small, David, 1945-
Adult Fiction SMALL
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Cover Art: Just kids : from Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel: a life of art and friendship.
Just kids : from Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel: a life of art and friendship.
Smith, Patti.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Sm626 2010
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Cover Art: Elizabeth the Queen : the life of a modern monarch /
Elizabeth the Queen : the life of a modern monarch
Smith, Sally Bedell, 1948-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 EL41 2012
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Cover Art: My extraordinary ordinary life /
My extraordinary ordinary life
Spacek, Sissy.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Sp105 2012
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Cover Art: Jack and Rochelle : a Holocaust story of love and resistance /
Jack and Rochelle : a Holocaust story of love and resistance
Sutin, Jack.
Adult Nonfiction Book 940.5315 S
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Cover Art: Kurt Vonnegut : letters /
Kurt Vonnegut : letters
Vonnegut, Kurt.
Adult Nonfiction Book 813.54 V896 2012
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Cover Art: O come ye back to Ireland : our first year in County Clare /
O come ye back to Ireland : our first year in County Clare
Williams, Niall, 1958-
Adult Nonfiction Book DA990.C59W55 1987
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Cover Art: Buried in the sky : the extraordinary story of the Sherpa climbers on K2's deadl
Buried in the sky : the extraordinary story of the Sherpa climbers on K2's deadl
Zuckerman, Peter
Adult Nonfiction Book 796.522 Z 2012
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