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Multcolib My Librarian Tama: Nonfiction I want to read and talk about with my best friend

Running With Scissors
Running With Scissors A Memoir By Burroughs, Augusten (eBook - 2010 ) Downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:The hilarious and horrifying and bizarre coming-of-age years of Burroughs after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers.

The Tender Bar
The Tender Bar A Memoir By Moehringer, J. R. (Book - 2006 ) B-Mo7215t 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 5 copies

Annotation:Suspenseful, wrenching, and achingly funny. A classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, and a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, deep down, lost boys.

Galileo's Daughter
Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love By Sobel, Dava (Large Print - 2000 ) LGE-TYPE B-G158s All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy

Annotation:Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength as he lived out his life under house arrest for heresy.

The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon By Grann, David (Large Print - 2009 ) LGE-TYPE 918.11046 G759L 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century: what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization and was never seen again.

Mountains Beyond Mountains
Mountains Beyond Mountains By Kidder, Tracy (eBook - 2013 ) Downloadable ebook Click here to access the OverDrive title »

Annotation:In medical school Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring modern medicine to those who need it most. Kidder's magnificent account takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that the only real nation is humanity.

The Boys in the Boat
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics By Brown, Daniel (Large Print - 2013 ) LGE-TYPE 797.123 B87761b 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 52 on 9 copies

Annotation:Tells the story of the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team and their quest for Olympic gold as Hitler watched in 1936. Almost all the book lovers I know and trust have raved to me about this book.

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This one's for my good friend Jinny. We talk books all the time, we read almost exactly the same stuff, and it's gonna be really hard to surprise her, but here goes....


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