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Cover Art: Expecting Adam : a true story of birth, rebirth, and everyday magic /
Expecting Adam : a true story of birth, rebirth, and everyday magic
Beck, Martha Nibley, 1962-
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.3 B
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Cover Art: Claiming ground /
Claiming ground
Bell, Laura, 1954-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 B4147 2010
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Cover Art: Breaking clean /
Breaking clean
Blunt, Judy.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 B62406
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Cover Art: She's not there : a life in two genders /
She's not there : a life in two genders
Boylan, Jennifer Finney, 1958-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 B698
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Cover Art: Here if you need me : a true story /
Here if you need me : a true story
Braestrup, Kate.
Adult Nonfiction Book 289.178 B
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Cover Art: This life is in your hands : one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone /
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Cover Art: The foremost good fortune /
The foremost good fortune
Conley, Susan, 1967-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 C7581 2011
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Cover Art: The middle place /
The middle place
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.19699 C
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Cover Art: Augusta, gone : a true story /
Augusta, gone : a true story
Dudman, Martha Tod.
Adult Nonfiction Book 301.427 D
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Cover Art: Miracles happen : one mother, one daughter, one journey /
Miracles happen : one mother, one daughter, one journey
Ellison, Brooke, 1978-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 EL5955
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Cover Art: Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir /
Girlbomb : a halfway homeless memoir
Erlbaum, Janice, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Er52
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Cover Art: Kick me : adventures in adolescence /
Kick me : adventures in adolescence
Feig, Paul.
Adult Nonfiction Book 817.6 F323
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Cover Art: Split : a memoir of divorce /
Split : a memoir of divorce
Finnamore, Suzanne.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 F4875
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Cover Art: Happens every day : an all-too-true story /
Happens every day : an all-too-true story
Gillies, Isabel, 1970-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 G415
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Cover Art: Undress me in the Temple of Heaven /
Undress me in the Temple of Heaven
Gilman, Susan Jane.
Adult Nonfiction Book 915.10458 G
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Cover Art: Waiting : the true confessions of a waitress /
Waiting : the true confessions of a waitress
Ginsberg, Debra, 1962-
Adult Nonfiction Book TX910.5.G56 A3 2000
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Cover Art: When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa /
When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa
Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Adult Nonfiction Book 968.9105 G
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Cover Art: Fierce attachments : a memoir /
Fierce attachments : a memoir
Gornick, Vivian.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 G6813 1987
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Cover Art: Dove /
Dove
Graham, Robin Lee.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 G7457
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Cover Art: Autobiography of a face /
Autobiography of a face
Grealy, Lucy.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 G797 2003
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Cover Art: Without a map : a memoir /
Without a map : a memoir
Hall, Meredith, 1949-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H13962
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Cover Art: The blue cotton gown : a midwife's memoir /
The blue cotton gown : a midwife's memoir
Harman, Patricia, 1943-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H2267
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Cover Art: The shiniest jewel : a family love story /
The shiniest jewel : a family love story
Henley, Marian.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H379
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Cover Art: The liars' club : a memoir /
The liars' club : a memoir
Karr, Mary.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3561.A6929Z468 1995
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Cover Art: Bad Dog : A Love Story /
Bad Dog : A Love Story
Kihn, Martin.
Adult Nonfiction Book
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Cover Art: Ten thousand sorrows : the extraordinary journey of a Korean War orphan /
Ten thousand sorrows : the extraordinary journey of a Korean War orphan
Kim, Elizabeth.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 K56
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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 921 K5715
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Cover Art: Drinking : a love story /
Drinking : a love story
Knapp, Caroline, 1959-2002.
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.292 K
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Cover Art: Crashing through : a true story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see
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Cover Art: Falling leaves : the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter /
Falling leaves : the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter
Mah, Adeline Yen, 1937-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M275
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Cover Art: Love, Greg & Lauren /
Love, Greg & Lauren
Manning, Greg.
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.19711 M
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Cover Art: The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother /
The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother
McBride, James, 1957-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M12
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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: The tender bar : a memoir /
The tender bar : a memoir
Moehringer, J. R., 1964-
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M7235
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Cover Art: Beautiful Unbroken : One Nurse's Life /
Beautiful Unbroken : One Nurse's Life
Nealon, Mary Jane
Adult Nonfiction Book
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Cover Art: Truth & beauty : a friendship /
Truth & beauty : a friendship
Patchett, Ann.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 P2625
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Cover Art: Truck : a love story /
Truck : a love story
Perry, Michael, 1964-
Adult Nonfiction Book 977.544 P
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Cover Art: Accidentally on purpose : a one-night stand, my unplanned parenthood, and loving
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Cover Art: Between a rock and a hard place /
Between a rock and a hard place
Ralston, Aron.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 R14
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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 921 R953
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Cover Art: Slow motion : a true story /
Slow motion : a true story
Shapiro, Dani.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3569.H3387Z47 1998
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Cover Art: Name all the animals : a memoir /
Name all the animals : a memoir
Smith, Alison, 1968-
Adult Nonfiction Book 155.937 S
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Cover Art: Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail /
Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-
Adult Fiction 921 St87645 2012
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Cover Art: My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey /
My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey
Taylor, Jill Bolte, 1959-
Adult Nonfiction Book 362.19681 T
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Cover Art: Signs of life : a memoir /
Signs of life : a memoir
Taylor, Natalie
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T2167 2011
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Cover Art: A three dog life /
A three dog life
Thomas, Abigail.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T364
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Cover Art: Safekeeping : some true stories from a life /
Safekeeping : some true stories from a life
Thomas, Abigail.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T364
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Cover Art: The road home /
The road home
Thomas, Eliza.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T3661
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Cover Art: The ditchdigger's daughters : a black family's astonishing success story /
The ditchdigger's daughters : a black family's astonishing success story
Thornton, Yvonne S.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 T394
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Cover Art: The bear's embrace : a story of survival /
The bear's embrace : a story of survival
Van Tighem, Patricia.
Adult Nonfiction Book 616.8521 V
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Cover Art: Flim-flam man : a true family history /
Flim-flam man : a true family history
Vogel, Jennifer.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 V8615
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Cover Art: The glass castle : a memoir /
The glass castle : a memoir
Walls, Jeannette.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 W157
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Cover Art: This boy's life : a memoir /
This boy's life : a memoir
Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Adult Nonfiction Book
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Comments
On Apr 9, 2011 at 4:35, Jen M wrote:
This list will keep me reading for months. I thank you!
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On Apr 11, 2011 at 10:25, Kim B wrote:
Thanks! Be sure to try Truth & Beauty - probably my favorite on this list. Along with Glass Castle, Expecting Adam and She's Not There...
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