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Angela's ashes : a memoir

by:McCourt, Frank

"My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and I was born. Instead, they returned to Ireland when I was four ... When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the memoir of Frank McCourt, raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The author chronicles his impoverished childhood and early experiences in the Catholic church, and describes his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling, as well as the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, balancing painful memories with humor.

Editions:152  Date:1199 - 2016  Genre(s):Biography, Autobiographies, Movie novels, Autobiographies

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Seabiscuit : an American legend

by:Hillenbrand, Laura

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

Editions:104  Date:1991 - 2017  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Movie novels, Biographies

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2001 : a space odyssey

by:Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008

When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained--the best--and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000. But HAL's programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery's components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization.

Editions:256  Date:1951 - 2016  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Movie novels

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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

by:Barrett, Judi

The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Something has to be done in Chewandswallow ... and in a hurry.

Editions:98  Date:1978 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Picture books, Picture books, Movie novels

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A Charlie Brown Christmas : the making of a tradition

by:Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000

Presents the script of the popular holiday animated film, along with a behind-the-scenes account that includes executive producer Lee Mendelson's reminiscences, segments from Vince Guaraldi's original score, and production notes.

Editions:75  Date:1950 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Christmas stories, Comic books, strips, etc, Movie novels, Comic books, strips, etc

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Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood : a novel

by:Wells, Rebecca, 1952-

The antics of a group of women in a small town where they were expected to raise babies, not Cain. The story is recounted by a mother to a daughter, the daughter thinking she is so much better because she got out of that town and is now a theater producer. The moral: mothers too were once rebels.

Editions:136  Date:1986 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Movie novels

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Tex

by:Hinton, S. E.

The love between two teenage brothers helps to alleviate the harshness of their usually parentless life as they struggle to grow up.

Editions:80  Date:1977 - 2013  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Movie novels

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Show boat

by:Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968

Narrative of the Hawks-Ravenal family on the Mississippi, in "Cotton Blossom," their floating palace theater.

Editions:196  Date:1400 - 2014  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories, Movie novels

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The good mother

by:Miller, Sue, 1943-

After taking a lover, Anna Dunlap finds herself in a custody battle for her four-year-old daughter Molly.

Editions:71  Date:1983 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Movie novels

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Terms of endearment : a novel

by:McMurtry, Larry

A portrait of an outrageous woman whose zest for life and need to control impose themselves on her grown daughter, her suitors, and almost everybody else.

Editions:61  Date:1975 - 2015  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Movie novels

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