New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

If hooks could kill

April 18, 2014
Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
459 pages ; 22 cm.
With a little showbiz razzle-dazzle, TV crime show L.A. 911 has taken some of the community's most mundane locations and turned them into cinematic backdrops, including the yard of Kelly Donahue. When Molly and the gang from the Tarzana Hookers visit their newest member to collect her crocheted items for the upcoming street fair, they're ushered out due to the TV crew's commotion. But the next day, they learn that someone silenced Kelly - permanently.

Katie opens her heart

April 18, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013].
449 pages ; 23 cm.
Emma Raber has refused to remarry since her daughter Katie's daett died soon after she was born. And in an effort to keep Katie home, she has forbidden her from participating in the rumspringa tradition. When widower Jesse Mast calls for Mamm's hand in marriage, Katie hopes to move into a new phase of life and leave the old "Emma Raber's daughter" behind. But sparks fly when Jesse's children object fiercely to the attentions their daett is paying to Emma Raber. Then widow Ruth Troyer makes her own move for Jesse Mast's hand.

A noble groom

April 18, 2014
Hedlund, Jody.
525 pages ; 22 cm.
Recently-widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom. For nobleman Carl von Reichert, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He's been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he'll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor. Annalisa senses that Karl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He's gentle, kind, and romantic -- unlike any of the men she's ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love -- but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all.

Love's journey home

April 18, 2014
Irvin, Kelly.
553 pages ; 22 cm.
It's been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She's selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and Gabriel have so much in common -- the loss of their beloved spouses, the experience of raising their families alone, their rock-solid faith -- so why can't they seem to speak without arguing? And that's not all that's going on in Bliss Creek this summer. In the middle of a punishing drought, the community is faced with the decision to uproot their families and establish a new settlement. As families struggle to say goodbye, each one must find the faith to follow the Lord's direction.

Once upon a prince

April 18, 2014
Hauck, Rachel, 1960-
527 pages ; 22 cm.
Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess -- just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn't going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life... The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon's Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family's tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. But when he comes to Susanna's aid under the fabled Lover's Oak, he is blindsided by love. It's the ultimate choice: His kingdom or her heart? God's will or their own?

Frog music : a novel

April 18, 2014
Donoghue, Emma, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
677 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon tries to discover who murdered her friend Jenny, who was shot through a window in a railroad saloon in 1876 San Francisco, amidst a record-breaking heatwave and smallpox epidemic.

The target

April 17, 2014
Baldacci, David, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2014.
678 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

Bone Deep

April 14, 2014
White, Randy Wayne, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"A Doc Ford Novel" --Cover.
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson's asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along--but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they've let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses--and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two.

The museum of extraordinary things

April 14, 2014
Hoffman, Alice.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
495 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The daughter of a Coney Island boardwalk curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

The lost husband

April 11, 2014
Center, Katherine.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2013].
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The sisters Weiss

April 11, 2014
Ragen, Naomi.
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents. When a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, events lead to her exile from all she has ever known. Forty years later, Pearl's sheltered young daughter discovers the ugly truth about her aunt and sets off on a dangerous adventure that will alter the future for all involved.

The whole golden world

April 11, 2014
Riggle, Kristina.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her -- popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Through the perspectives of Morgan, her mother, and TJ's wife, Riggle navigates the precarious territory between childhood and adulthood, raising questions about love and manipulation, marriage and motherhood, consent and responsibility.

Wife 22

April 11, 2014
Gideon, Melanie, 1963-
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Married to William for twenty years, Alice remembers the first time they met like it was yesterday. But these days she posts things on Facebook that she once confided to him. Invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, Alice's longings come pouring out in the answers of "Wife 22." And "Researcher 101" listens in a way that William hasn't in a long time. Meanwhile, everything in Alice's life is turning upside down.

Women of a dangerous age

April 11, 2014
Blake, Fanny.
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Married to a man who no longer loves her, Lou realizes it's time for a change. So she moves out and moves on, with a spring in her step and an exciting new business venture in the works. In honor of her newfound freedom, Lou travels to India, where she befriends Ali, another woman traveling alone. Lou and Ali work together to put the past behind them and discover they have shockingly more in common than they had thought."--Page 4 of cover.

You knew me when

April 11, 2014
Liebert, Emily.
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Katherine Hill left her small New England hometown in pursuit of a dream. Now, twelve years later, she's a high-powered cosmetics executive in Manhattan and a much glossier version of her former self, unrecognizable to her family and old friends. Not that she would know--she hasn't been home in over a decade. When Katherine receives word of an inheritance from former neighbor Luella Hancock, she reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind. Hoping for a second chance, she's met by an unforgiving Laney, her former best friend. And there's someone else who's moved on without her--someone she once loved.

The guts

April 9, 2014
Doyle, Roddy, 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Cries of the lost

April 9, 2014
Knopf, Chris.
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Kindness goes unpunished

April 9, 2014
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

An officer and a spy

April 7, 2014
Harris, Robert, 1957-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
701 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Miss Julia's marvelous makeover

April 7, 2014
Ross, Ann B.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
509 pages (large prinbt) ; 23 cm.

Four friends

April 7, 2014
Carr, Robyn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.

Thirty girls

April 7, 2014
Minot, Susan.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Killing Custer

April 7, 2014
Coel, Margaret, 1937-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
435 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Courting Greta

April 7, 2014
Hootman, Ramsey.
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes readers group guide.

Night diver

April 4, 2014
Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-
460 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Former British military diver Holden Cameron must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship located near St. Vincent. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, owner Kate Donelly and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets --and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

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