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But Come Ye Back by Beth Lordan is a novel told in short stories. Beautifully crafted tales of Ireland, of love and loss and regret. Why are so many Irish stories so wistfully sad?   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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I Said Yes to Everything by actor Lee Grant is a roller coaster ride thru the world of theater and Hollywood. Grant was unable to work for 12 years due to the McCarthy blacklist. How she rebuilt her career and won an Oscar makes for a good read. Her personal life is a bit of a disaster, but it is told honestly. Mid-life, she became one of the few female documentary film makers. Very interesting.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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The Spiral Staircase is a memoir by former nun Karen Armstrong. Armstrong tells what led her to leave the faith, then explains the after effects of trying to learn to live in the ordinary world after the cloistered life in the church. She is a stranger in a strange land, without church support, once she makes the decision to leave. She decides to become a scholar, experiences a breakdown, attempts suicide, and finds a way to put her own life together in the end. Riveting.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Drama: An Actor's Education by John Lithgow is a vivid story of the vagabond Lithgow family, led by acter and teacher father Arthur Lithgow. Their lives in theater and academia make a very good read. The story ends before John Lithgow moves from theater to film and television work. Honest and touching.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Together with "Brady," I read Pilobolus - The Human Alphabet. We thought this book was really cool! Humans make sculptures for every letter of the alphabet. Our favorite sculpture is the one of circus for the letter "C." We think that the barbell is awesome. Please encourage the Rockland Public Library to add this book to their collection! It's a MUST have!  Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Love Life by Rob Lowe is a surprise; the 80s bad boy has been a happily married family man for 20 years, and has a feet-on-the-ground approach to life. This is a great look inside what being an actor is really like: it's a daily job. Great stories about people in Lowe's life. Love the Bigfoot fiasco tale!  Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.