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Title This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire A Memoir
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781324005551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A searing memoir from critically acclaimed author Nick Flynn, on how childhood spills into parenthood. When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their house. The event loomed large in his imagination for years, but it’s only after having a child of his own that he understands why. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood has him still in its reins, and forms his memories into lyrical bedtime stories populated by the both sinister and wounded Mister Mann. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother’s suicide. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire unravels the story of the fire that Flynn had to escape, and the ways in which, as an adult, he has carried that fire with him until it threatens to burn down his own house. Here Nick confronts his failings with fierce candor, even as they threaten to tear his family apart. His marriage in crisis, Flynn seeks answers from his therapist, who tells him he has “the ethics of a drowning man.” This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire takes us on the journey of a man struggling to hold himself together in prose that is raw and moving, sharp-edged and wry. Alternating literary analysis and philosophy with intimate memoir, Flynn probes his deepest ethical dilemmas.

Title This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher W. W. Norton
Release Date 2021-08-10
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0393867420
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A searing memoir from critically acclaimed author Nick Flynn, on how childhood spills into parenthood.

Title This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1324005548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A searing memoir from critically acclaimed author Nick Flynn, on how childhood spills into parenthood.

Title The Reenactments A Memoir
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2013-01-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780393344646
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A literary tour de force about the making of a film and representation from a master of the memoir form. For Nick Flynn, that game we all play—the who-would-play-you-in-the-movie-of-your-life game—has been resolved. The Reenactments chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn, from his best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and watching the central events of his life reenacted: his father's long run of homelessness and his mother's suicide. Flynn tells the story of Robert De Niro's first meeting with his real father in Boston and of watching Julianne Moore attempt to throw herself into the sea. The result is a mesmerizingly sharp-edged and kaleidoscopic literary tour de force as well as a compelling argument about consciousness, representation, and grief.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Title The Glass Castle
Author Jeannette Walls
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2006-01-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781416544661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Title Another Bullshit Night in Suck City A Memoir
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2010-11-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780393081947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A stunningly beautiful new memoir . . . a near-perfect work of literature." —Stephen Elliot, San Francisco Chronicle Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.

Title The Ticking Is the Bomb A Memoir
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2011-01-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 283
ISBN 9780393338867
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Haunted by a history of addiction, his unsteady father and a longing to connect with his mother who committed suicide, the author interweaves passages from his childhood, his relationships with women and his concern over the post-9/11 world of terror, torture and political crimes. By the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

The Night Of The Gun by David Carr

Title The Night of the Gun
Author David Carr
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-12-11
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781471108426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

I Will Destroy You by Nick Flynn

Title I Will Destroy You
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher Graywolf Press
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Poetry
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9781644451014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The newest collection from Nick Flynn, whose “songs of experience hum with immediacy” (The New York Times) Beginning with a poem called “Confessional” and ending with a poem titled “Saint Augustine,” Nick Flynn's I Will Destroy You interrogates the potential of art to be redemptive, to remake and reform. But first the maker of art must claim responsibility for his past, his actions, his propensity to destroy others and himself. “Begin by descending,” Augustine says, and the poems delve into the deepest, most defeating parts of the self: addiction, temptation, infidelity, and repressed memory. These are poems of profound self-scrutiny and lyric intensity, jagged and probing. I Will Destroy You is an honest accounting of all that love must transcend and what we must risk for its truth.

Title Don t Sleep There are Snakes
Author Daniel Everett
Publisher Profile Books
Release Date 2010-07-09
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 327
ISBN 9781847651228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirah language opened up a new way of understanding how language works in our minds and in our lives, and that this way was utterly at odds with Noam Chomsky's universally accepted linguistic theories. The perils of passionate academic opposition were then swiftly conjoined to those of the Amazon in a debate whose outcome has yet to be won. Everett's views are most recently discussed in Tom Wolfe's bestselling The Kingdom of Speech. Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.

A Fire Story by Brian Fies

Title A Fire Story
Author Brian Fies
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781683354512
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed. Author Brian Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online—it immediately went viral. He is now expanding his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. A Fire Story is an honest account of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild.

A Bird In The House by Margaret Laurence

Title A Bird in the House
Author Margaret Laurence
Publisher New Canadian Library
Release Date 2010-01-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9780771046254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of Canada’s most accomplished authors combines the best qualities of both the short story and the novel to create a lyrical evocation of the beauty, pain, and wonder of growing up. In eight interconnected, finely wrought stories, Margaret Laurence recreates the world of Vanessa MacLeod – a world of scrub-oak, willow, and chokecherry bushes; of family love and conflict; and of a girl’s growing awareness of and passage into womanhood. The stories blend into one masterly and moving whole: poignant, compassionate, and profound in emotional impact. In this fourth book of the five-volume Manawaka series, Vanessa MacLeod takes her rightful place alongside the other unforgettable heroines of Manawaka: Hagar Shipley in The Stone Angel, Rachel Cameron in A Jest of God, Stacey MacAindra in The Fire-Dwellers, and Morag Gunn in The Diviners.

Title There s a Bear in My House
Author Alea Rose
Publisher Buttermoth Press
Release Date 2007
Category Teddy bears
Total Pages 26
ISBN 9780980336719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

Title Nothing to See Here
Author Kevin Wilson
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-10-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780062913487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Bestseller • A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, The A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar “I can’t believe how good this book is.... It’s wholly original. It’s also perfect.... Wilson writes with such a light touch.... The brilliance of the novel [is] that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming. You’re laughing so hard you don’t even realize that you’ve suddenly caught fire.” —Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman is in Trouble, New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability. Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth. Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for? With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

Title The City of Dreadful Night
Author James Thomson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1880
Category English poetry
Total Pages 184
ISBN HARVARD:HWP8DA
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This unique collection brings back into print some of the lesser known poems of James ('B.V'.) Thomson (1834-82) as well as his acclaimed The City of Dreadful Night. Composed in the later half of the nineteenth-century, many of Thomson's post-Christian poems challenge the securities of Victorian religious comfort and sceptically view the human condition as devoid of connection with any providential sustenance.

Seeing The Body Poems by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Title Seeing the Body Poems
Author Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-06-09
Category Poetry
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781324005674
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An elegiac and moving meditation on the ways in which we witness "bodies" of grief and healing. Poems and photographs collide in this intimate collection, challenging the invisible, indefinable ways mourning takes up residence in a body, both before and after life-altering loss. In radiant poems—set against the evocative and desperate backdrop of contemporary events, pop culture, and politics—Rachel Eliza Griffiths reckons with her mother’s death, aging, authority, art, black womanhood, memory, and the American imagination. The poems take shape in the space where public and private mourning converge, finding there magic and music alongside brutality and trauma. Griffiths braids a moving narrative of identity and its possibilities for rebirth through image and through loss. A photographer as well as a poet, Griffiths accompanies the fierce rhythm of her verses with a series of ghostly, imaginative self-portraits, blurring the body’s internal wilderness with landscapes alive with beauty and terror. The collision of text and imagery offers an associative autobiography, in which narratives of language, absence, and presence are at once saved, revised, and often erased. Seeing the Body dismantles personal and public masks of silence and self-destruction to visualize and celebrate the imperfect freedom of radical self-love.

The Escape Artist by Helen Fremont

Title The Escape Artist
Author Helen Fremont
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-02-11
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781982113629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A luminous new memoir from the author of the critically acclaimed national bestseller After Long Silence, The Escape Artist has been lauded by New York Times bestselling author Mary Karr as “beautifully written, honest, and psychologically astute. A must-read.” In the tradition of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and George Hodgman’s Bettyville, Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on to both Helen and her older sister a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world. Fremont delves deeply into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret keeping, beginning with the painful and unexpected discovery that she has been disinherited in her father’s will. In scenes that are frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny, She writes about growing up in such an intemperate household, with parents who pretended to be Catholics but were really Jews—and survivors of Nazi-occupied Poland. She shares tales of family therapy sessions, disordered eating, her sister’s frequently unhinged meltdowns, and her own romantic misadventures as she tries to sort out her sexual identity. Searching, poignant, and ultimately redemptive, The Escape Artist is a powerful contribution to the memoir shelf.

Angela S Ashes by Frank McCourt

Title Angela s Ashes
Author Frank McCourt
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996-01-01
Category Children
Total Pages 88
ISBN 1904720447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Stay by Nick Flynn

Title Stay
Author Nick Flynn
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-03-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1733540113
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Known for his bestselling memoirs and as an acclaimed poet, Nick Flynn in Stay presents a self-portrait via a constellation of topics that the author has circled--or have circled him--in his work: suicide, homelessness, addiction, political engagement, artistic friendships.

Shaping Kate by Hazel Stearns

Title Shaping Kate
Author Hazel Stearns
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2012-03-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 364
ISBN 1462076807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Motivated by insatiable curiosity and undaunted by rules, young Kate McCallum entertains herself in a 1950s world without television, computers, cell phones, or iPods. Captivated by her heroes, Kate envies Huck Finn's freedom and Amelia Earhart's independence, and weighs all of her forbidden plans against the stinging pain from her mother's red plastic belt filled with small round holes. Curious, she reads books and body language, questions religion, hypocrisy and authority, learns about murder, incest and decapitation, and pressures her mother to explain shock treatments, vagina and falsies. When Kate wakes to bloodcurdling screams from the bed next to hers, she discovers family skeleton; when she wakes to her own terrifying nightmares, she breaks a promise and reveals a horrific secret.After listening to years of hell-and- damnation preachers, and puzzling over unfamiliar strings of sexual feeling, Kate reluctantly gives up her tomboy's world of dirt and adventure and enters her teens, uncertain about the church and God, confused about life and love, but eager to discover the mysteries and freedom of the long-awaited adult world.