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1208 Results
The planter of modern life : Louis Bromfield and the seeds of a food revolution —Heyman, Stephen, author.

"How a literary idol of the Lost Generation launched America's organic and sustainable food movement. In interwar France, Louis Bromfield was equally famous as a writer and as a gardener. He pruned dahlias with Edith Wha...

The pigman & me —Zindel, Paul.

An account of Paul Zindel's teenage years on Staten Island, when his life was enriched by finding his own personal pigman, or mentor.

Letter to my daughter —Angelou, Maya.

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scot...

The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead —Shields, David, 1956-

The author melds personal history with frank biological data about every stage of life, creating an "autobiography about my body" that seeks meaning in death, but moreover, life. Shields filters his frank--and usually fo...

Guts : the true stories behind Hatchet and the Brian books —Paulsen, Gary, author.

The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.

Big machines : the story of Virginia Lee Burton —Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author.

Describes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan a...

Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré —Denise, Anika, author.

"From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Shockaholic —Fisher, Carrie, author.

Presents a memoir about the actress' relationship with her father, singer Eddie Fisher, her electroconvulsive therapy, and her past encounters with such recently-deceased celebrities as Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor,...

Feed your mind : a story of August Wilson

Like many of August Wilson's plays, this story is told in two acts, revealing how Wilson grew up to be one of the most influential American playwrights.

Beverly Cleary —Berg, Julie.

Presents the life of the author who created Ramona, Henry Huggins, Ribsy, and other well-known characters.

Who is Judy Blume? —Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

"Learn how Judy Blume went from a stay-at-home mother to one of the most beloved American authors of the twentieth century. Readers adore Judy Blume for her personal stories about the journey from childhood to adolescenc...

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