New Arrivals · Large Print Biography

March 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All who go do not return : a memoir

March 23, 2015
Deen, Shulem, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2015.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II

March 20, 2015
Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
657 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print nonfiction"--Title page verso.

Girl in the dark : a memoir

March 20, 2015
Lyndsey, Anna.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
321 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Also published: New York : Doubleday, 2015.

Daring : my passages : a memoir

March 13, 2015
Sheehy, Gail, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
675 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
The Pygmalion years. Do I dare? -- Crossroads of a million private lives -- False starts -- Deceptions -- Seduction at the Algonquin -- Love and death in the year America came apart -- Failing up -- The New York family -- "I'll make you a star" -- Hiding out at Woodstock -- Playing house -- Fear of feminism -- Women helping women -- Redpants and regrets -- Secret of Grey Gardens -- Fighting Irish women -- Kissinger and the kitchen wars -- Stepping off the pedestal -- The passages years. Lovebirds -- Birthing Passages -- Fear of failure or fear of success? -- Fatal attraction -- Power fever -- Murdoch makes his move -- For the love of editors -- The mission that found me -- Separations -- Discovering Mohm -- A passage for keeps -- Finding a new voice at Vanity Fair -- Start-ups -- Two who changed the world -- The silent passage -- Lions and toads -- The bonus years. The happiness prescription -- The Hillary decade -- Recurrence -- New millennium, new baby -- Losing Clay -- Losing myself -- All that jazz -- Coming back.
The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir--a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.

Play on : now, then & Fleetwood Mac, the autobiography

March 13, 2015
Fleetwood, Mick, author.
©2014
435 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
GMD: large print.
The old mill -- High times on Carnaby Street -- Jenny -- The Bluesbreakers -- And away we go -- Flight of the green god -- A house becomes a home -- A series of beginnings -- Falling into place -- The 'white' album -- Things fall apart -- Rumours -- I know I'm not wrong -- Just tell me that you want me -- A stranger in a strange land -- Isn't it midnight? -- There and back again -- My partner, my friend -- It's good to be back -- Conclusion: I sold my soul to the company store.
Mick Fleetwood has been a member of the ever-evolving Fleetwood Mac, one of the world's most successful and adored bands, for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of his life as one of music's greatest drummers and bandleaders, the cofounder of the deeply loved supergroup that bears his name and that of his bandmate and lifelong friend John McVie. Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac's raucous history, describing the highs and lows of being in the band that Fleetwood was determined to keep together.--From publisher description.

The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

March 6, 2015
Hobbs, Jeff, 1980-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
659 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

12 years a slave

March 5, 2015
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
©2014
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Originally published in the U.S. by Derby and Miller in 1853."--Title page verso.
Memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Margarita Wednesdays : making a new life by the Mexican Sea

March 5, 2015
Rodriguez, Deborah, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
414 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
"A memoir"--Jacket.
"Deborah Rodriquez's memoir of her journey of self-discovery and renewal after she was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007"-- Provided by publisher.

A wolf called Romeo

March 5, 2015
Jans, Nick, 1955- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014]
399 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
"The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska"-- Provided by publisher.

The madwoman in the Volvo : my year of raging hormones

March 5, 2015
Loh, Sandra Tsing, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
318 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Prologue: gloomings -- Burning woman -- Bridges -- Menopause, old -- Menopause, new -- Life in the (happiness) projects -- Gym dandy -- A brief discussion of manopause -- Parenting adolescents during perimenopause, or medieval times -- Bench warrant for my father's arrest -- Losing it -- The shit hits the fan -- Couples therapy round 117 -- Rental dog -- House cat -- The sudden death of my father -- The caregiver's journey -- Ladies of the lake -- The great retreat -- Dinner at home -- Dr. Valerie -- The wisdom of menopause -- The contents of my in-box -- Turning fifty -- Old lady running -- Menopause tips.
"A hilarious memoir of middle age"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

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