New Arrivals · Large Print Biography

February 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

February 24, 2015
Shields, Brooke, 1965-
©2014
633 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

My life as a foreign country

February 24, 2015
Turner, Brian, 1967-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
259 pages ; 23 cm.

Then came life : living with courage, spirit, and gratitude after breast cancer

January 26, 2015
Lucas, Geralyn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
317 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York, New York : Gotham Books, 2014.
Right now : stop and smell the roses -- Skye's the limit -- Killer butt -- Random acts -- Joie de vivre -- How to have a worry-free day -- Deathbed regrets -- Mom/daughter/mother -- Red velvet cupcake -- Romance smackdown -- Sweet -- Bitter -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- Honey, you're never ready -- Good-bye for now -- Stardust -- Petal.
Challenges women who have had difficult setbacks to connect with their inner strength and approach life optimistically while tracing how the author embraced her second chance at life to reinvent herself.

Smoke gets in your eyes : & other lessons from the crematory

January 26, 2015
Doughty, Caitlin.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
363 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Shaving Byron -- Puppy surprise -- The thud -- Toothpicks in Jell-O -- Push the button -- Pink cocktail -- Demon babies -- Direct disposal -- Unnatural natural -- Alas, poor Yorick -- Eros and thanatos -- Bubblating -- Ghusl -- Solo witness -- The redwoods -- Deth skool -- Body van -- The art of dying -- Prodigal daughter.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.

Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

January 26, 2015
Croke, Vicki.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
619 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps; 23 cm.
"At the onset of World War II, [Billy] Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own 'Hannibal Trek,' [becoming] a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them"-- Provided by publisher.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow : my life

January 12, 2015
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
501 pages (large print), 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

December 22, 2014
Isaacson, Walter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
957 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war

December 22, 2014
McCain, John, 1936- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
661 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The coauthors of Faith of My Fathers present an evocative history of Americans at war through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found

December 9, 2014
Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

New life, no instructions : a memoir

December 1, 2014
Caldwell, Gail, 1951-
©2014
189 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Within the pages of this outstanding memoir, Gail Caldwell explores topics such as what to do when your personal story changes midlife, how change starts and stays, how we are connected to our loved ones, and finally a discussion on hope.

Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality

November 25, 2014
Tomsky, Jacob, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Reprint of: New York : Doubleday, [2012].

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.

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