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Merkerson, S. Epatha 1952-

Works: 174 works in 258 publications in 1 language and 16,811 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Chick lit  History  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Host, Narrator, Performer, Director, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about S. Epatha Merkerson
Publications by S. Epatha Merkerson
Most widely held works about S. Epatha Merkerson
Most widely held works by S. Epatha Merkerson
Radio by Michael Tollin( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,315 libraries worldwide
The story of the relationship between a prominent high school football coach in a small South Carolina town and the illiterate, mentally-challenged man nicknamed Radio whom he mentors. Although their friendship raises some eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
Maniac Magee is the story of Jeffrey Lionel Magee, who lost his parents at the age of three in a trolley accident. Leaving his relatives, who won't talk to each other, he searches for a home with a real address that he can call his own in Two Mills, Pennsylvania. In the meantime, he earns the nickname 'Maniac.' He can punt a football perfectly while carrying a book in his other hand, he can hit an inside-the-park home run, and he can untie even the most Gordian of knots. He can do practically anything that the children of Two Mills think is impossible including making peace between violent racial factions in the town
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
Presents 37 diverse artists, taking viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration
Island beneath the sea a novel by Isabel Allende( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible
Getting to happy by Terry McMillan( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin fifteen years after we parted ways with their stories. Each is at her own midlife crossroads. All four women are learning to heal past hurts, reclaim their joy and their dreams. They've exhaled; now they are learning to breathe
Mother and child by Rodrigo García( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 866 libraries worldwide
Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents
Black snake moan by Craig Brewer( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Lazarus is an extremely religious man who is broken hearted after his wife leaves him for his own brother. Rae is the town slut, apparently afflicted with the "disease" of uncontrollable nymphomania. After a night of hard partying and sleeping around, Rae, is beaten up and left by the roadside near Lazarus' house. Lazarus takes her in and chains her to his radiator while trying to "cure" her insatiability. Eventually, the two become friends and help each other recover from their extremes of lust and piety to become more balanced individuals
Lackawanna blues ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives. Based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson's autobiographical play about his relationship with his guardian Rachel Crosby, set in 1950's and 1960's Lackawanna, New York. After the separation of his parents, young Ruben, a part-black, part-Hispanic child, is sent to live in a small-scale boarding house run by the kind-hearted "Nanny" Crosby and her younger husband Bill
Peeples ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he's not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences
She's gotta have it by Spike Lee( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Statuesque and charismatic Nola Darling is trying to figure out what she wants in life. She has a good job as a commercial artist and designer, a spacious Brooklyn apartment, and three boyfriends: genteel professional Jamie Overstreet, vain male model Greer Childs, and livewire bike messenger Mars Blackmon. Each of them is far from Nola's ideal man, but each fulfills a different need for her. Between her juggling act--accompanied by total honesty about who and what she's doing--and the childish squabbling of the three men, Lee makes some rather nebulous points about gender relations and the double standard. Primarily, this film announces the arrival of a seriously good filmmaker in the American cinematic firmament
Jump at the sun ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Introduces 21 artists. Today's artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into unchartered territory ... They use an enormous variety of media and draw on sources ranging from pop culture and politics to ethnic heritage, classical models, and deeply personal life experiences. The artists featured in the series represent a cross-section of contemporary art practices and philosophies, and hail from different regions of the United States.--Container
The story of a marriage by Andrew Sean Greer( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
San Francisco, 1953, Pearlie is caring for both her husband who is in failing health and her son who is stricken with polio. Suddenly everything changes one Saturday morning when a stranger appears at her door. What does the stranger want in return for his offer of a hundred thousand dollars?
Slipstream ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A screenwriter, revising the movie he is working on, finds that reality and fiction are blurring together when some of the characters in his film are showing up in real life
Pee-wee's playhouse ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Enter the magical world of Pee-Wee's Playhouse and meet Pee-Wee and all the gang, including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the Mail Lady, Jambi the Genie, and the King of Cartoons
The best of the Tony Awards the plays ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
A compilation of dramatic scenes from various Broadway plays, as performed on the Tony Awards by the original cast members between 1969 and 2001
Law & order ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Joining Detective Mike Logan (Noth) and his dedicated colleagues who investigate and prosecute crime is a powerful lineup of guest stars, including Regina Taylor, Edie Falco, Gina Torres and John Cameron Mitchell. Ripped from today's headlines, Law & order is the gripping phenomenon that will captivate you again and again!
Law & order ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Relive each gripping moment as New York's toughest detectives and prosecutors take on the hard-hitting cases that make the news
Law & order ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
In New York City, when a crime is committed, the victims are represented by two distinct yet intertwined forces. There's the police department, represented by the 27th precinct Homicide Detectives. It is their job to investigate the crime, collect evidence, and interview witnesses. Suspects are placed under arrest. The matter is then taken over by the prosecutors of the Manhattan District Attorney's office
Girl, positive ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
A popular high school girl finds out that a boy she slept with is HIV positive
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Merkerson, Epatha, 1952-
Merkinson, Epatha, 1952-
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