9033 Results
9033 Results
Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive —Land, Stephanie, author.

A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty —Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.

Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkiller...

A history of my brief body : a memoir —Belcourt, Billy-Ray, author.

"A profound meditation on queerness and indigeneity from the youngest ever winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. Billy-Ray Belcourt begins A History of My Brief Body with a letter to his nohkom, his grandmother. "In the wo...

The ballad of Danny Wolfe : a story of a Canadian outlaw —Friesen, Joe, author.

"In 2008, Danny Wolfe, a Winnipeg Aboriginal man, was 31-years-old and awaiting trial on two counts of first-degree murder in at the Regina Correctional Centre. In spite of his young age, it wasn't his first time behind ...

When stars are scattered —Jamieson, Victoria, author, illustrator.
Graphic Novel
2020
Availability: 14 of 23

"Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this ...

Can't hurt me : master your mind and defy the odds —Goggins, David, 1975- author.

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare -- poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself fr...

Unreconciled : family, truth, and Indigenous resistance —Wente, Jesse, author.

In 'Unreconciled', a prominent Indigenous voice uncovers the lies and myths that affect relations between white and Indigenous peoples and the power of narrative to emphasize truth over comfort. Jesse Wente is an Ojibwe ...

My mother's daughter : a memoir of struggle and triumph —Felicien, Perdita, 1980- author.

"A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Perdita Felicien's story is woven into her mother's like an intricate braid. To understand Perdita's story, you must know Catherine's. C...

Off the record —Mansbridge, Peter, author.

Peter Mansbridge invites us to walk the beat with him in this entertaining and revealing look into his life and career, from his early broadcasting days in the remote northern Manitoba community of Churchill to the fast-...

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis —Vance, J. D., author.

Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this g...

Maybe you should talk to someone : a therapist, HER therapist, and our lives revealed —Gottlieb, Lori, author.

"From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patien...

The choice : embrace the possible —Eger, Edith Eva, author.

"A powerful, moving memoir--and a practical guide to healing--written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the pris...

Hana's suitcase : a true story —Levine, Karen, 1955-

In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan. On the outside, in white paint, were the words Hana Brady, May 16, 1931 and Waisenkind, the German word for orphan.

No cure for being human : (and other truths I need to hear) —Bowler, Kate, author.

Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, only to find that she was stuck in a cancerous body at age 35. In 'No Cure for Being Human', Kate searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and ...

No time like the future : an optimist considers mortality —Fox, Michael J., 1961- author.

The actor shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how perceptions about time affect the consideration of mortality.

Untamed —Doyle, Glennon, 1976- author.
Large Print
2020
Availability: 1 of 14

"There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it le...

The erratics : a memoir —Laveau-Harvie, Vicki, author.

"In this award-winning memoir, two sisters reckon with the convalescence and death of their outlandishly tyrannical mother and the care of their psychologically terrorized father, all relayed with dark humor and brutal h...

Life in the city of dirty water : a memoir of healing —Thomas-Müller, Clayton, author.

'Life in the City of Dirty Water' by activist Clayton Thomas-Muller is a memoir that braids together the urgent issues of Indigenous rights and environmental policy and offers a narrative and vision of healing and respon...

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