New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

November 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel

November 21, 2017
Berg, Elizabeth, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
288 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
"Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family. Betrayal, loneliness, romance and family are at the heart of this honey of a book, a must-read for fans of Elizabeth Berg's early work. This is a story about life being affirmed at all ages, old and young, and about finding hapiness when hope seems lost. Readers will laugh, cry, and love Truluv"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret diary of Hendrik Groen : 83 1/4 years old

November 21, 2017
Groen, Hendrik, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Home for Christmas

November 21, 2017
Chamberlin, Holly, 1962- author.
©2017
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

His Amish teacher

November 21, 2017
Davids, Patricia, author.
©2017
299 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Reincarnation blues

November 21, 2017
Poore, Michael, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
591 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

When the English fall

November 21, 2017
Williams, David (David Gerald), 1969- author.
©2017
307 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Past perfect : a novel

November 20, 2017
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2017
358 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Leaving their well-ordered Manhattan life to move to San Francisco triggers a collision between the past and present for a successful married couple who during a small earthquake experience visions of their new home's original inhabitants from a century earlier.

Even if it kills her

November 20, 2017
White, Kate, 1950- author.
©2017
528 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Larger print.
"Regretting that she has not kept more in touch with a college roommate whose family was brutally murdered years earlier, journalist-turned-sleuth Bailey Weggins helps investigate when the man convicted of the crime is exonerated and secrets from her roommate's past begin to surface." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Future home of the living god : a novel

November 20, 2017
Erdrich, Louise, author.
©2017
418 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Evolution has reversed itself: woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. For Cedar Hawk Songmaker, this change is profound and deeply personal: she is four months pregnant. As society begins to disintegrate, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation. There are rumors of martial law, and rewards for those who turn pregnant women in. It will take all Cedar has to keep her baby safe.

Heather, the totality : a novel

November 20, 2017
Weiner, Matthew, author.
©2017
185 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they've created.

Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker

November 20, 2017
Maguire, Gregory, author.
©2017
394 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Part One. A Household Tale -- A Posthumous Education -- Bildungsroman -- The Padlocked Garden -- Part Two. Intermezzo -- Part Three. The Story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King -- Coda. Hiddensee.
Presents an imaginative tale rooted in early nineteenth-century German Romanticism that explores parallels between the origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.

The revolution of Marina M.

November 20, 2017
Fitch, Janet, 1955- author.
©2017
1158 pages (large print) : illustration ; 25 cm
Marina Makarova, a young woman of privilege coming of age in 1916 St. Petersburg, finds her life and ambitions upended by historical events that find her joining the cause for workers' rights, falling in love with a radical poet, and navigating devastating betrayals.

Wilde in love

November 20, 2017
James, Eloisa, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
469 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.

Two kinds of truth

November 14, 2017
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
©2017
513 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.--Amazon.com.

My heart belongs in the Shenandoah valley : Lily's dilemma

November 14, 2017
Boeshaar, Andrea, author.
©2017
445 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
With very little left of the family farm, Lily may be forced into a loveless marriage. Captain McAlister "Mac" Albright has purchased land in the Shenandoah Valley. However, the land belongs to Lillyanna Laughlin - or so she erroneously thinks. Mac sets her straight and despite a poor start, the two become friends. If only he were financially stable to offer her more. When Lily's life is threatened and his whole future goes up in flames, Mac truly becomes a man without means, and Lily is forced to make the impossible choice between a loveless marriage with a man twice her age or the man who has shown her what true love could be. How can she choose between love and economic security? Her family is depending on her. Is her heart destined to break? Journey into Virginia's Shenandoah Valley of 1816 where a woman's dreams and future happiness are on the line.

The gift of Christmas past : a southern romance

November 13, 2017
Woodsmall, Cindy, author.
©2017
375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes recipes and discussion questions.
At twenty-seven, Hadley is still trying to get free of the weight she's carried all her life: entering foster care at age five, getting arrested at seventeen for arson, and losing her boyfriend, Monroe, when she needed him most. Monroe never wanted to walk out on Hadley. He'd understood her, from her desire to help children with speech issues to her intense temper. But when she was arrested, he became haunted by what he knew and convinced his only choice was to end their friendship. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again...thrown together to help a four-year-old girl who's been rendered mute after being rescued from an apartment fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized young girl and her family.

Too far down

November 13, 2017
Connealy, Mary, author.
©2017
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When an explosion at the mine kills workers and damages the CR Company, the Boden family is plunged deep into the heart of trouble yet again. As they try to identify the forces against them once and for all, Cole Boden finds himself caught between missing his time back in the east, and all that New Mexico offers--namely, his family and cowgirl Melanie Blake.

Silvia's rose

November 13, 2017
Eicher, Jerry S., author.
©2017
465 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Like most Amish women, Esther Stoltzfus considers herself to be down-to-earth. Her marriage to her deceased husband was one borne out of practicality, and Esther sees no reason why God won't replace what He was taken away. When Esther moves to a new community with her daughter, Diana, she meets the handsome minister Isaiah Mast, who has experienced his own loss and appears to be a logical fit to complete their family. But everything changes when Esther is introduced to Joseph Zook, her widowed neighbor down the road. While tending to his treasured roses, Joseph tells stories of his passionate love for his late wife, Silvia--stories that stir a place in Esther's heart she never knew existed. What if she and Isaiah could have the kind of love Joseph and Silvia shared? Meanwhile, Joseph gets his own second chance at love with the eccentric Arlene King, even as he knows he will never find another frau like his beloved Silvia. Silvia's Rose is a beautiful story filled with redemption, romance, and risking it all for the reward of true love

The quantum spy

November 10, 2017
Ignatius, David, 1950- author.
©2018
575 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.

A fugitive in Walden Woods

November 10, 2017
Lock, Norman, 1950- author.
©2017
313 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

How the finch stole Christmas!

November 10, 2017
Andrews, Donna, author.
©2017
435 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery" -- cover.
When her husband organizes a full-scale production of A Christmas Carol with a famous veteran actor in the starring role, Meg Langslow finds herself navigating unexpected challenges in the star's baggage and enemies.

Arrowood

November 10, 2017
Finlay, Mick, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dark Saturday

November 10, 2017
French, Nicci, author.
©2016
565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Originally published as 'Saturday Requiem' in the UK in 2016" -- title page verso.
Hannah Docherty, convicted as a teen 13 years earlier for the slaughter of her family, seems likely to challenge the verdict now that irregularities have been discovered in another, related murder probe. Appalled by the condition in which she discovers a clearly brutalized Hannah at the notorious Chelsworth forensic facility, Frieda does a bit of digging-and starts to suspect the young woman was framed. That suspicion becomes a virtual certainty when a key source is killed.

After the fire

November 10, 2017
Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015, author.
©2017
615 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old former surgeon who retired in disgrace years ago. He has retreated to a Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. Until he wakes up one autumn evening to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed boots. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. Fredrik cannot imagine why someone would do such a thing. The police are also stumped, and without another suspect, they begin to think Fredrik started the fire himself. Fredrik's peaceful, simple life has slipped away from him. Then, Lisa Modin, a local journalist who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life, and she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of a recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind"-- Provided by publisher.

Ten dead comedians

November 10, 2017
Van Lente, Fred, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Nine comedians of various acclaim arrive on the deserted island retreat of a legendary Hollywood funnyman, where they discover that they are marooned without cell phones or wifi and that someone in the group is killing the others.

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