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B PERRE
Descript.
xiv, 204 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Translation of: Mijn naam is Selma
Originally published in Dutch in 2020 by Thomas Rap as Mijn naam is Selma.
Summary
An international bestseller, this powerful memoir by a 98-year-old Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck concentration camp survivor shows us how to find hope in hopelessness and light in the darkness (Edith Eger, author of 'The Choice and The Gift').
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Asbury, Anna.
Tetley-Paul, Alice.
ISBN/ISSN
9781982164676 (hardcover)
1982164670 (hardcover)
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B KILMER
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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vii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
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"Legendary actor Val Kilmer shares the stories behind his most beloved roles, reminisces about his star-studded career and love life, and reveals the truth behind his recent health struggles in a remarkably candid autobiography. Val Kilmer has played so many iconic roles over his nearly four-decade film career. A table-dancing Cold War agent in Top Secret! A troublemaking science prodigy in Real Genius. A brash fighter pilot in Top Gun. A swashbuckling knight in Willow. A lovelorn bank robber in Heat. A charming master of disguise in The Saint. A wise-cracking gumshoe in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Of course, Batman, Jim Morrison, and the sharp-shooting Doc Holliday. But who is the real Val Kilmer? In this memoir-published ahead of next summer's highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick, in which Kilmer returns to the big screen as Tom "Iceman" Kazansky-the actor steps out of character and reveals his true self. Kilmer reflects on his acclaimed career, recounts his high-profile romances, chronicles his spiritual journey and reveals details of his recent throat cancer diagnosis and recovery-about which he has disclosed little until now. While containing plenty of tantalizing celebrity anecdotes, I'm Your Huckleberry-taken from the famous line Kilmer delivers as Holliday in Tombstone-is ultimately a deeply moving reflection on mortality and the mysteries of life"-- Provided by publisher.
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I am your huckleberry
ISBN/ISSN
9781982144890 (hardcover)
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B TRAN
Edition
First edition.
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306 pages ; 25 cm
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Contents
Prologue: the picture of Dorian Gray -- The plague -- Crime and punishment -- The Scarlet letter -- A Christmas carol -- Man and his symbols -- Madame Bovary -- Pygmalion -- The metamorphosis -- The importance of being earnest -- The autobiography of Malcolm X -- The Iliad.
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"For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlett Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, teenage rebellion, and assimilation, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Appealing to fans of coming-of-age memoirs such as Fresh Off the Boat, Running with Scissors, or tales of assimilation like Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Displaced and The Refugees, Sigh, Gone explores one man's bewildering experiences of abuse, racism, and tragedy and reveals redemption and connection in books and punk rock. Against the hairspray-and-synthesizer backdrop of the '80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes--and ultimately saves--him" Provided by publisher.
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Misfit's memoir of great books, punk rock, and the fight to fit in
ISBN/ISSN
9781250194718 (hardcover)
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