New Arrivals · Large Print Biography

November 11, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The world according to Bob : the further adventures of one man and his streetwise cat

November 10, 2014
Bowen, James, 1979-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
313 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed

October 16, 2014
Ross, John F., 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
687 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Maeve Binchy : the biography

October 16, 2014
Dudgeon, Piers.
©2013
443 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The fixer : the notorious life of a front-page bail bondsman

October 16, 2014
Judelson, Ira.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
377 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Glitter and glue : a memoir

October 8, 2014
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
287 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and "become interesting." But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.

Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir

October 8, 2014
Lively, Penelope, 1933-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
239 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been." Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's terrain in fiction over a career that has spanned five decades. But she has only rarely given readers a glimpse into her influences and formative years. Dancing Fish and Ammonites trace the arc of Lively's life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain's twentieth century. She reflects on her early love of archeology, the fragments of the ancients that have accompanied her journey--including a shard of Egyptian ceramic depicting dancing fish and ammonites found years ago on a Dorset beach. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands.

Cosby : his life and times

September 26, 2014
Whitaker, Mark.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

John Wayne : the life and legend

August 8, 2014
Eyman, Scott, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
931 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Joe and Marilyn : legends in love

August 8, 2014
Heymann, C. David (Clemens David), 1945-2012.
©2013
691 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

What if... : a lifetime of questions, speculations, reasonable guesses, and a few things I know for sure

August 5, 2014
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-
©2013
271 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the "what ifs" that Shirley Maclaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If . . . , she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

The boy detective : a New York childhood

August 5, 2014
Rosenblatt, Roger.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014]
285 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A story of the author's childhood in New York City. "Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library.

Unremarried widow

August 5, 2014
Henderson, Artis.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013]
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A journalist and essayist traces the difficult process of picking up the pieces of her life after it was shattered by the death of her husband, a Texan soldier whose Apache helicopter crashed in Iraq. His death mirrored the death of her own father in a military plane crash when she was five, leaving her own mother a young widow.
"A memoir"--Cover.

The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee

July 18, 2014
Mills, Marja.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
423 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs

July 18, 2014
Cleage, Pearl.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism

July 8, 2014
Suskind, Ron.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
577 pages (large print). 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Love life

July 8, 2014
Lowe, Rob.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
383 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Sally Ride : America's first woman in space

July 8, 2014
Sherr, Lynn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
667 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Beyond belief : my secret life inside scientology and my harrowing escape

June 23, 2014
Hill, Jenna Miscavige.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
576 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised away from her parents at the Ranch, a San Jacinto, California, boarding school for children of Scientology executives. In Beyond Belief, Jenna shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member of Sea Org, the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape in 2005. In this tell-all memoir, complete with family photographs from her time in the Church, Jenna now helps others leave the organization and offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

James Gandolfini : the real life of the man who made Tony Soprano

June 10, 2014
Bischoff, Dan, 1953-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
311 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames

May 22, 2014
Bird, Kai.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
727 pages (large print), 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Simple dreams : a musical memoir

May 21, 2014
Ronstadt, Linda.
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point, [2013].
319 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a memoir of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s, and the eclectic journey that led to her long-lasting success, including stories behind many of her beloved songs.

Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero

May 13, 2014
Perry, Douglas, 1968-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
655 pages (large print), 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scene at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS

April 22, 2014
Eaton, Rebecca, 1947-
©2013
473 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and the 1930s America

April 22, 2014
Kasson, John F., 1944-
©2013
481 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Call girl confidential : an escort's secret life as an undercover agent

April 9, 2014
Kade, Rebecca.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
305 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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