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Verity / Hoover, Colleen

"Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get started. Lowen uncovers an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended anyone to read, with p. of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate him. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit, if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her."--Page 4 of cover.

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My name's yours, what's Alaska? : a memoir / Flannery, Thomas
My name is yours, what's Alaska?
"Before RuPaul's Drag Race became a worldwide phenomenon, Drag was mostly an underground art form, performed by the daring and the quick-witted with maximum energy and a minimal budget. This is the story of one of the galaxy's greatest queens, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, as she transforms from wearing dresses made of trash bags because she has to, to wearing dresses made of trash bags because she wants to. A dishy and intimate memoir told with poise and humor that recounts Alaska's meteoric rise to fame-from childhood makeovers of Mighty Mouse to chart topping hits, from prom king to the House of the Haunt-Alaska reveals the stories that shaped her into an All Star, including the full story behind the very public breakup that almost destroyed her. With exclusive photography and original art throughout, this raw and compelling behind-the-scenes and before-Drag-Race account is a wild ride from start to finish"--Provided by publisher.

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Ducks : two years in the oil sands / Beaton, Kate
Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta's oil rush-part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can't find it in the homeland they love so much. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands, where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet is never discussed. Beaton's natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, northern lights, and boreal forest. Her first full length graphic narrative, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people.

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Just once, no more : on fathers, sons, and who we are until we are no longer / Foran, Charles

Charles Foran offers a brief meditation on fathers and sons, love and loss, even as his own father approaches the end of life. Dave Foran was a man of few words, seemingly from a different era than his sensitive, literary son, Charlie. Among other adventures, Dave had lived in the bush, been snow-blinded, hauled a dead body across a frozen lake on a dog sled, dodged a bullet during a bar fight, and gone toe to toe with a bear. Aspects of his life were like tall tales while others were more somber and enigmatic: A decent father to Charlie and his siblings, and a devoted husband to Charlie's mother, Dave was a tough, emotionally distant man, prone to gruff cynicism and a changeable mood. When Charlie turned 55, his father began a slow and, as it turned out, final decline. And Charlie felt something he'd never imagined before: a mysterious desire to write about his relationship with his father. On the surface, the motivation was to help lift an inchoate burden from his father's shoulders, to reassure him that he was loved. But there was also another, more personal motivation.

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Life on delay : making peace with a stutter / Hendrickson, John.

"An intimate and revealing memoir of a lifelong struggle to speak"--Provided by publisher.

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A guest at the feast / Tóibín, Colm

A collection of essays about such topics as the author's life, religion, literature, and politics.

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Adolfo Kaminsky : a forger's life / Mitchell, Mike

Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962
Forgery -- History.
Palestine -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- France.
Forgers -- Biography.
Forgers -- France -- History.
Kaminsky, Adolfo, 1926-

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Hirschfeld : the biography / Stern, Ellen.

Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography
Hirschfeld, Al.

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Shirley Hazzard : a writing life / Olubas, Brigitta.

"The first biography of Shirley Hazzard, the author of The Transit of Venus and a writer of "shocking wisdom" and "intellectual thrill" (The New Yorker)"--Provided by publisher.

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Eulalie's journey to Algonquin with Tom Thomson / Maclean, Ruth

A story about Tom Thomson's dog Eulalie, with a focus on the time they spent together in Algonquin Park. Includes a brief introduction to Tom Thomson's life.