New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

June 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Resilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness

June 28, 2016
Close, Jessie, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
478 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The sister of actress Glenn Close gives an unflinching look at mental illness, addiction, destructive relationships, self-discovery, and ultimately forgiveness.

Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law

June 24, 2016
Wilson, Katherine, 1974- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The text of this large print edition is unabridged."

Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

June 23, 2016
Krauthammer, Charles, 1950-
©2014
xii, 526 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Selected essays previously published in various periodicals and journals.
Includes index.
Personal. The good and the great ; Manners ; Pride and prejudices ; Follies ; Passions and pastimes ; Heaven and Earth -- Political. Citizen and state ; Conundrums ; Body and soul ; Man and God ; Memory and monuments -- Historical. The Jewish question, again ; The Golden Age ; The age of holy terror ; The age to come -- Global. Three essays on America and the world.
A conservative columnist presents his reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Includes an autobiographical introduction.

Worry-free living : trading anxiety for peace

June 22, 2016
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York : FaithWords, 2016.
xi, 185 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
"Derived from material previously published in Be anxious for nothing.
You can choose peace: Have a glad heart -- Rejoice in today -- Don't worry, seek God -- Enjoy your everyday life -- Overcoming three sources of anxiety; You can lean on the Lord: Two sources of strength -- God's grace relieves frustration -- Let God build your life -- The Lord brings victory -- With us is the Lord our God; You can rest in God: Find rest for your soul -- A place of peace -- Calm, cool, and steady -- Peace and rest in the presence of the Lord -- Trust and confidence in the Lord; You can trust God's plan: God knows best -- A key to being used by God -- There's a time for everything -- God has a plan; You can cast your care: Prayers produce peace, rest, patience, and hope -- Trust God completely -- Cast your care -- Accept yourself -- Six steps to peace.
"In this compact adaptation of Be Anxious for Nothing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shows readers how to rid themselves of worry and fear by drawing on the peace of God. Difficult times are part of living in this world. However, God has provided a way for us to enjoy peace as part daily life. We can choose either to allow ourselves to be burdened with worry and anxiety or to live in the peace and joy that God wants for our lives. Joyce Meyer shows how to rely on God's strength during difficult circumstances by revealing the nature of God's peace as found in Scripture. She explains how to trade anxiety for joy, develop a childlike attitude of faith, and give our worries to the Lord,"

The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

June 22, 2016
Gaiman, Neil, author.
©2016
xix, 732 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Some things I believe. Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming : the Reading Agency Lecture, 2013 ; Telling lies for a living...and why we do it : the Newbery Medal Speech, 2009 ; Four bookshops ; Three authors : on Lewis, Tolkien and Chesterton; the MythCon 35 Guest of Honor Speech ; The pornography of genre, or the genre of pornography ; Ghosts in the machines : some Hallowe'en thoughts ; Some reflections on myth (with several digressions onto gardening, comics and fairy tales) ; How dare you : on America, and writing about it ; All books have genders ; the PEN Awards and Charlie Hebdo ; What the [very bad swearword] is a children's book, anyway? The Zena Sutherland Lecture -- Some people I have known. These are not our faces ; Reflections : on Diana Wynne Jones ; Terry Pratchett : an appreciation ; On Dave McKean ; How to read Gene Wolfe ; Remembering Douglas Adams ; Harlan Ellison : The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World ; Banging the drum for Harlan Ellison ; On Stephen King, for the Sunday Times ; Geoff Notkin : meteorite man ; About Kim Newman, with notes on the creation and eventual dissolution of the Peace and Love Corporation ; Gumshoe : a book review ; SIMCITY ; Six to six -- Introductions and musings : science fiction. Fritz Leiber : the short stories ; Hothouse ; Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 and what science fiction is and does ; Of time, and Gully Foyle : Alfred Bester and The Stars My Destination ; Samuel R. Delany and The Einstein Intersection ; On the fortieth anniversary of the Nebula Awards : a speech, 2005 -- Films and movies and me. The Bride of Frankenstein ; MirrorMask : an introduction ; MirrrorMask : a Sundance diary ; The nature of the infection : some thoughts on Doctor Who ; On comics and films : 2006 -- On comics and some of the people who make them. Good comics and tulips : a speech ; A speech to professionals contemplating alternative employment, given at PROCON, April 1997 ; "But what has that to do with Bacchus?" Eddie Campbell and Deadface ; Confessions : on Astro City and Kurt Busiek ; Batman : Cover to Cover ; Bone : an introduction, and some subsequent thoughts ; Jack Kirby : king of comics ; The Simon and Kirby Superheroes ; The spirit of seventy-five ; The Best of the Spirit ; Will Eisner : New York stories ; The keynote speech for the 2003 Eisner Awards ; 2004 Harvey Awards speech ; The Best American Comics, 2010 -- Introductions and contradictions. Some strangeness in the proportion : the exquisite beauties of Edgar Allan Poe ; On The New Annnotated Dracula ; Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy ; From the days of future past : The Country of the Blind and Other Stories, by H.G. Wells ; Business as usual, during alterations : Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, by Cory Doctorow ; The mystery of G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown ; Concerning dreams and nightmares : the dream stories of H.P. Lovecraft ; On The 13 Clocks by James Thurber ; Votan and Other Novels by John James ; On Viriconium : some notes toward an introduction ; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish : an introduction ; Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones ; Voice of the Fire by Alan Moore ; Art and Artifice by Jim Steinmeyer ; The Moth : an introduction -- Music and the people who make it. Hi, by the way : Tori Amos ; Curious wine : Tori Amos II ; Flood : Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, They Might Be Giants ; Lou Reed, in memoriam : "The Soundrack to My Life" ; Waiting for the man : Lou Reed ; Afterword afterword : Evelyn Evelyn ; Who Killed Amanda Palmer -- On 'Stardust' and fairy tales. Once upon a time ; Several things about Charles Vess ; The King of Elfland's daughter, Lord Dunsany ; Lud-in-the-Mist ; The thing of it is : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell ; On Richard Dadd's The Fairy-Feller's Master-Stroke -- Make good art. Make good art -- The view from the cheap seats : real things. The view from the cheap seats ; A wilderness of mirrors ; The Dresden dolls : Hallowe'en 2010 ; Eight views of Mount Fuji : Beloved Demons and Anthony Martignetti ; So many ways to die in Syria now : May 2014 ; A Slip of the Keyboard : Terry Pratchett.
"The View from the Cheap Seats brings together... more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood."-- Provided by publisher.

But enough about me : a memoir

June 16, 2016
Reynolds, Burt, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
447 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015.
Includes index.
"Actor Burt Reynolds reflects on his personal victories and defeats as he focuses on his legacy as a father and acting teacher"-- Provided by publisher.

Dear Mr. You

June 16, 2016
Parker, Mary-Louise, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
271 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2015.
"An unconventional literary work that renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today and which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught"-- Provided by publisher.

The golden lad : the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

June 15, 2016
Burns, Eric, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2016.
379 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface: the grand dream of a little boy -- The beginning of the story -- The heart of the story -- The soul of the story -- The end of the story -- Epilogue: the lion departs.

Toss the bouquet : three spring love stories

June 15, 2016
©2015
439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
All dressed up in love / Ruth Logan Herne -- In tune with love / Amy Matayo -- Never a bridesmaid / Janice Thompson.

Poor man's feast : a love story of comfort, desire, and the art of simple cooking

June 15, 2016
Altman, Elissa, author.
©2013
414 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle, 2013.
Includes index.
Bread and cheese -- Executed chicken -- Tall food -- Sing along with mitch -- Brunch with Mrs. Eisenberg -- Mornay -- Mother sauces -- Calling -- The family baby -- Arnaud -- Cast-iron stomach -- In Susan's kitchen -- The tree -- Christmas dinner -- Famous -- Diet white -- Fish -- The guy on the cross -- Party -- Cheese food -- Farmers market -- Foraging -- Bitten in the garden -- The land of lost contentment -- Craving -- The heat -- Summer birthdays -- Merging -- Italy -- After the storm.
"In this engaging memoir, Elissa Altman, author of the popular Poor Man's Feast blog, chronicles her lifelong relationship with all things culinary, and the transformation she experiences -- from culinary trend-aholic to a champion of simplicity -- when she finally finds love. Short chapters sprinkled with recipes show that living and eating well are much simpler than we might think."-- Provided by publisher.

This old man : all in pieces

June 15, 2016
Angell, Roger, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
423 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2015.
"From the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, a compendium of writings that celebrate the view from the tenth decade of his richly lived life"-- Provided by publisher.

Dinner with Edward : a story of an unexpected friendship

June 13, 2016
Vincent, Isabel, 1965- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
223 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Grunt : the curious science of humans at war

June 13, 2016
Roach, Mary, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
433 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp

June 10, 2016
Rawlence, Ben, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2016]
621 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Paul McCartney : the life

June 1, 2016
Norman, Philip, 1943- author.
©2016
1171 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Prologue: All our yesterdays -- Stairway to Paradise. 'Hey, mister gimme a quid and I'll show you Paul McCartney's house' -- 'Apple sandwiches with sugar' -- 'I learned to put a shell around me' -- Puttin' on the style -- 'Chalkandcheese!' -- 'Paul seems to make John come alive when they were together' -- 'Just who do you want to be, Paul? Tommy Steele?' -- 'Everything's mad here. People never sleep' -- 'Sing "Searchin'", Paul! -- 'Oo, Vi, give me legs a comb' -- 'Just think--Little Richard's got on my shirt! I can't believe it!' -- The Barnum & Bailey Beatle. 'Did you know he sleeps with his eyes open?' -- 'Changing my life with a wave of her hand' -- 'Long life and happiness and lots of marzipan butties' -- This is what a Beatle does in the evenings' -- 'It's a big one, 'cos I like big houses' -- 'You might almost have said an alien had landed on the Mull' -- Return of the Jim Mac Jazz Band -- 'An irresponsible idiot' -- 'Everything was off the top of Paul's head' -- 'A beautiful place where beautiful people can buy beautiful things' -- 'It was the coup de foudre the French speak of in hushed tones' -- 'You have found her, not go and get her' -- Home, Family, Love. 'YOu've been playing on the roof again and your Mommy doesn't like it' -- 'Fuck you, money!' -- 'Go on, cry! You'll be in the paper' -- 'Paul is still with us' -- 'It was a barrelling, empty feeling that just rolled across my soul' -- 'It was almost as if I was committing an unholy act' -- 'Hell, we've really blown it here' -- 'Screw you, I'll make an album you'll wish you'd been on' -- 'An old estranged fiancé of mine called Paul' -- 'They'd saved themselves for him' -- 'Oi, Paul, you know that Mull of Kintyre? It's fakking great!' -- McCartneyesque whimsy on punk steroids' -- Japanese jailbird -- 'It put everyone in a daze for the rest of their life' -- Carrying That Weight. 'Give me back my babies, Lew' -- 'About as close as you can get to a non-movie' -- 'I bought your songs, Paul' -- 'You're such a lovely audience -- 'I work my arse off, I do. I work my bloody arse off' -- 'Everyone wanted to the icing on the cake. No wanted to be the cake' -- 'This letter comes with my love from your friend Paul' -- 'She radiated hope' -- 'Let me love you always' -- Back in the World. Lonesome town -- 'I've just got a leg missing. I've still got my heart' -- 'Hey, that's pretty good. Is it one of yours?' -- 'You don't say a lot, do you, Paul?' --'She could not afford to sue all the newspapers she would like to' -- Even by British tabloid standards, the nastiness has been extraordinary -- 'His wife, mother, lover, confidante, business partner, and psychologist' -- 'There's always that moment of "Can I do it?'" -- Epilogue: 'See ya, Phil.'
"Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood--blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with Wings--which nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him nine days in a Tokyo jail. Readers will learn about his marriage to Linda, including their much-criticized musical collaboration, and a moving account of her death. Packed with new information and critical insights, Paul McCartney will be the definitive biography of a musical legend." -- Publisher's description

The last innocents : the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers

June 1, 2016
Leahy, Michael, 1953- author.
New York : HarperLuxe, [2016]
xxii, 745 pages : 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
It's rare for a team to encapsulate an era as indelibly as the Los Angeles Dodgers did the 1960s. White, black, Jewish, Christian, wealthy, working class, conservative, liberal--the Dodgers embodied the disparate cultural forces at play in an America riven by race and war. In this book, journalist Michael Leahy tells the story of this mesmerizing time and extraordinary team through seven players--Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Tommy Davis, Dick Tracewski, and Lou Johnson--taking readers through the high drama of their World Series appearances, pivotal triumphs, and individual setbacks while the Dodgers reigned and baseball was king. It is a story about what it was like to be a major leaguer when the country was turned upside down by the tumult of the civil rights movement, a series of wrenching political assassinations, and the shock waves of the Vietnam War. Outside the public eye, these seven Dodgers--friends, mentors, and confidants--struggled to understand their place in society and in a sport controlled by owners whose wishes were fiat. Even as they starred in games watched by millions, they coped with anxieties and indignities their fans knew nothing about--some of their wounds deeply personal, others more common to the times, though no less painful. In their dissatisfaction, they helped plant the seeds of a rebellion that would change their sport. This is a unique portrait of a watershed era in baseball and in America. --Adapted from dust jacket.

Tribe : on homecoming and belonging

June 1, 2016
Junger, Sebastian, author.
New York, NY : Twelve, 2016.
xviii, 185 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The men and the dogs -- War makes you an animal -- In bitter safety I awake -- Calling home from Mars -- Postscript.
"Draws on history, psychology, and anthropology to discuss how the tribal connection--the instinct to belong to small groups with a clear purpose and common understanding--can satisfy the human quest for meaning and belonging,"--NoveList.

The wild ones : a western duo featuring Sheriff Ben Stillman and Yakima Henry

May 24, 2016
Brandvold, Peter, author.
©2016
543 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.

For the glory : Eric Liddell's journey from Olympic champion to modern martyr

May 23, 2016
Hamilton, Duncan, 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction, 2016.
655 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

May 23, 2016
Hammer, Joshua, 1957- author.
©2016
429 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

Paper : paging through history

May 23, 2016
Kurlansky, Mark.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, Gale Cengage Learning, 2016.
635 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

A mother's reckoning : living in the aftermath of tragedy

May 20, 2016
Klebold, Sue.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
559 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The gene : an intimate history

May 20, 2016
Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
881 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945

May 18, 2016
Hastings, Max, author.
New York : Harperluxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xliv, 1148 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
"First published in a different form in the United Kingdom in 2015 by William Collins"--Title page verso.

Rough Riders : Theodore Roosevelt, his cowboy regiment, and the immortal charge up San Juan Hill

May 18, 2016
Gardner, Mark Lee, 1960- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
564 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm

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