New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

December 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pearl Harbor : from infamy to greatness

December 9, 2016
Nelson, Craig, 1955- author.
©2016
949 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Dreadnoughts and holystones -- The roads to war. Conceiving the inconceivable ; A sinister wind ; Autumn 1941 ; November ; December 6 -- Strike! From the air ; Pearl Harbor ; Describing the indescribable ; Infamy ; Resurrection -- Victory. Vengeance ; Triumph ; Legacy -- Appendix 1. Judgment and controversy -- Appendix 2. The Medal of Honor.
The America we live in was not born on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men and forcing America's entry into World War II. Author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, beginning in 1914 with the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, following Japan's leaders as they lurched into ultranationalist fascism, and providing a blow-by-blow account from both the Japanese and American perspectives. Backed by 5 years of research, Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy's unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today-- Adapted from book jacket.

Swimming in the sink : an episode of the heart

December 9, 2016
Cox, Lynne, 1957- author.
©2016
279 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The bucket -- Mind shift -- Cannulas -- The discovery -- Science and magic -- November 2012: alarms -- December 18: Doctor's office -- December 19: hospital -- December 21: walking -- December 22: drifting away -- December 23: in the arms of friends -- The gift -- Christmas Eve at Howard's -- New York City and the country -- Sheltered -- Rewiring the mind -- January 19, 2013: joy and inspiration -- Dreams -- Synchronicity -- Heart cells -- Moved -- April 5: elated -- April kisses -- The sink -- May 7: not yet -- July 2: floating -- Crawling -- The heart knows -- Love and life.
A memoir from the open-water swimmer in which "we see Cox finding her way, writing about her transformative journey back toward health, and slowly moving toward the one aspect of her life that meant everything to her--freedom, mastery, transcendence--back to open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love"--Dust jacket flap.

The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

December 9, 2016
Cooper, Anderson, author.
©2016
308 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Correspondence between the CNN journalist and his celebrated mother, exchanged in the aftermath of the latter's brief illness, shares a rare window into their relationship and the life lessons imparted by an aging mother to her adult son.

Holiday temptation

December 8, 2016
©2016
465 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A gift of love / Donna Hill -- Holiday spice / Farrah Rochon -- From here to serenity / K. M. Jackson.
Holiday spice: A Christmas-time tragedy has crushed the holiday spirit of photographer Miranda Lawson. She travels to Istanbul and meets a man who's also looking for escape.

When a child is born : a regency yuletide collection

December 7, 2016
©2015
515 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Child of mine? / Virginia Brown -- What child is this? / Jo Ann Ferguson -- Through the eyes of a child / Karen Frisch -- Baby's first Christmas / Sharon Sobel.
On his way to a peaceful family holiday, war-weary Baron Paxton finds a baby in his carriage in Child of Mine? by Virginia Brown. Ladies' maid Adelaide Rowland must flee her home with her mistress's child in Jo Ann Ferguson's What Child Is This. In Through the Eyes of a Child by Karen Frisch, an unexpected Christmas proposal renews widow Annabelle Sedgewick's hopes for a family. And newly widowed Marianne Westlyme's best friend brings the holiday spirit to Baby's First Christmas by Sharon Sobel.

Beatles '66 : the revolutionary year

December 7, 2016
Turner, Steve, 1949- author.
©2016
viii, 686 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue -- December 1965 -- January 1966 -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Chronology of events -- Appendix B. The Beatles jukeboxes.

Tippi

December 7, 2016
Hedren, Tippi, author.
New York : HarperLuxe, [2016]
366 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A memoir"--Cover.
For decades, Tippi Hedren's luminous beauty enchanted moviegoers and cemented her among Hollywood's elite. From Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds to Roar, one of the most controversial movies ever made, Tippi Hedren has had few dull moments, and though stories about her have spread through gossip and tabloid headlines, she has never told the full tale of her astonishing life until now. Here, she details her rise from humble beginnings in Depression-era small-town Minnesota to becoming the matriarch of a Hollywood dynasty that includes her daughter, Melanie Griffith and her granddaughter Dakota Johnson. This extraordinary career started with a chance meeting that led to her early modeling career--first in department-store fashion shows, then working with Eileen Ford--and eventually to the commercial that caught the eye of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. For the first time, Tippi shares the entire story of her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, the man who discovered her talent but also became her obsessive tormentor. Going behind the scenes of The Birds and Marnie, Tippi details the glamourous whirlwind that brought her to Hollywood as well as the dark pain she endured while working with Hitchcock, whose controlling behavior and attention quickly proved inescapable. Speaking candidly about being a single mother and shielding her daughter from her struggles on and off of Hitchcock's set, Tippi provides deep insight into the most challenging years of her life and demonstrates how, despite Hitchcock's threats to ruin her career, her uncompromising spirit finally gave her the courage to break free. Difficult as those experiences were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar--a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers. Including details about the unbelievable making of the movie, Tippi describes how what began as a simple movie about big cats evolved into a sprawling, dangerous endeavor that consumed her career and often put lives, including hers and her family's, at risk. Tippi offers a clear-eyed and surprising look at the perilous chances they took, while also recounting how these events led to years of animal-rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own big-cats preserve, Shambala. And yet, through it all, Tippi shows how her career and life have continued to embody her unwavering devotion--to her daughter, Melanie; to her animal-rights activism; to her humanitarian relief work overseas; and to her art. This is a fascinating portrait of an actress whose skill onscreen was matched only by her strength off it. --Adapted from dust jacket.

Above the line : my Wild oats adventure

December 2, 2016
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
254 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine's remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis"--Provided by publisher.

To have and to hold : three autumn love stories

December 1, 2016
©2016
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Love takes the cake / Betsy St. Amant -- The perfect arrangement / Katie Ganshert -- Love in the details / Becky Wade.
Charlotte is always the baker; never the bride. Then Will, a regular at her bakery, catches her attention...Wallflower Amelia Woods owns a quaint flower shop. Her love life is a bit lackluster--until her fender-bender with Nate Gallagher... Returning to Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, Josh finds out the girl he never got over never got over him.

My father and Atticus Finch : a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama

December 1, 2016
Beck, Joseph Madison, author.
©2016
262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
"A memoir about the author's father, whose courageous defense in a 1938 Alabama trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman calls to mind To Kill a Mockingbird"-- Provided by publisher.

The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise

November 30, 2016
Foster, Nick, 1966- author.
©2016
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

An Amish harvest : four novellas

November 30, 2016
©2016
577 pages (large print) ; 23cm
Under the harvest moon / Beth Wiseman -- Love and buggy rides / Amy Clipston -- A quiet love / Kathleen Fuller -- Mischief in the autumn air / Vannetta Chapman.
Each of the four novellas from these veterans of Amish fiction is set in an Amish community at autumn harvest time. Wiseman's entry features a young mother with two small children who hides a secret to protect her dead husband's good name. In Clipston's story, a witness to an accident is forbidden by her family to come forward with the truth. An introvert finds her shyness nearly unbearable after developing a stutter in Fuller's tale. And in Chapman's story, a widow, forced to live with a crotchety aunt, buries herself in mystery stories until she finds herself on an unexpected real-life quest. The transition and renewal inspired by the autumn harvest underpin each of the tales; the characters, towns, and situations are all distinct and relatable. Each of the stories contains a dire or trying circumstance that allows new paths of friendship and love to grow.

The most wonderful time

November 29, 2016
©2016
577 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover" -- Title page verso.
Christmas passed / by Fern Michaels -- A Glory Junction Christmas / by Stacy Finz -- Moonshine and mistletoe / by Sarah Title -- An Apple Valley Christmas / by Shirlee McCoy.
What goes better with mistletoe and merriment than four short stories about the sweet beginning of romance?

Homeward bound : the life of Paul Simon

November 28, 2016
Carlin, Peter Ames, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
741 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
To have been alive during the last six decades is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. As half of Simon & Garfunkel, his songs helped define the '60s. Twenty years later, Simon's album "Graceland" spurred an international political controversy. A life story with the scope of an epic novel, Carlin's Homeward Bound is the first major biography of one of the most influential popular artists in American history.

Sing for your life : a story of race, music, and family

November 28, 2016
Bergner, Daniel, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2016]
411 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions, Sing for Your Life chronicles Ryan Speedo Green's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from juvenile solitary confinement to stardom, performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

Think better, live better : a victorious life begins in your mind

November 17, 2016
Osteen, Joel, author.
New York, NY : FaithWords, 2016.
vi, 260 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Reprogram your mind -- Remove negative labels -- Release the full you -- Think yourself to victory -- Pregnant with possibility -- The promise is in you -- Ask big -- You have what you need -- Keep your crown -- Just remember.
Think Better, Live Better offers a simple yet life-changing strategy for erasing the thoughts that keep you down and reprogramming your mind with positive thinking to reach a new level of victory. When you train yourself to tune out the negativity and tune into your calling, you'll begin to live the wonderful plans God has made for you.

A lowcountry heart : reflections on a writing life

November 17, 2016
Conroy, Pat.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
xiv, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A note to the reader / Nan A. Talese -- Introduction / Cassandra King -- Hey, out there. The first letter: an opening to the light ; Surprises on the road ; The fire sermon: speech by Pat Conroy, delivered at Penn Center ; On the future of books ; My spooky life ; My blogging life ; The Boo's lambs gather in Charleston ; Hitch 22: a great memoir ; the night the band played the "Tennessee Waltz" ; The man who inspired my Losing Season left us too soon... ; A room of her own...and the birth of Moonrise ; On the road again...airports, editors, publicists, and my writing life ; A long-lasting friendship: Charlie Gibson of Good Morning America ; Vietnam still haunting me... ; The teachers of my life ; Barbara Warley was loved by everyone ; How George R.R. Martin made me love dire wolves, giants, dwarves, and dragons... ; A eulogy for a Southern gentleman ; Remembering an irreplaceable friend ; The best night in the life of this aging Citadel point guard... ; The summer I met my first great man ; Andie MacDowell at the Beaufort Film Festival ; Mina & Conroy Fitness Studio ; A few things I wish I had told Ann Patchett... ; Conroy at seventy--happy birthday to me ; On Pat Conroy's Facebook page on the day of his passing -- The great Conroy. A conversation with Pat Conroy ; A letter to my grandson on sportsmanship and basketball ; Pat Conroy talks about the /south, his mother, and The Prince of Tides ; Pat Conroy speaks to Meredith Maran ; On my Paris days ; A letter to the editor of the Charleston Gazette ; A lowcountry heart ; Pat Conroy's Citadel speech ; Farewell letter / Bernie Schein ; The great Conroy: an homage to a southern literary giant and a prince of a guy, / Rick Bragg ; Eulogy / delivered by Judge Alex Sanders ; Acknowledgments / Cassandra King.
A collection of letters, interviews, and magazine articles spanning Conroy's long literary career is supplemented by pieces from the authors many friends.

Table manners : how to behave in the modern world and why bother

November 10, 2016
Tower, Jeremiah, author.
©2016
255 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Setting the table -- What to wear -- How to serve -- How to eat -- Conversation -- Your party -- Not your party -- Restaurants -- Eating on the go -- Techiquette -- Pretentious or not? -- Eating around the world.
Table Manners is an entertaining and practical guide to manners for everyone and every occasion. Whether you are a guest at a potluck or the host of a dinner party, a patron of your local bar or an invitee at a state dinner, this book tells you exactly how to behave: what to talk about, what to wear, how to eat. Jeremiah Tower has advice on everything: food allergies, RSVPs, iPhones, running late, thank-yous, restaurant etiquette, even what to do when you are served something disgusting. With whimsical line drawings throughout, this is "Strunk and White" for the table.

The mindspan diet : reduce Alzheimer's risk, minimize memory loss, and keep your brain young

November 10, 2016
Estep, Preston W., author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, 2016.
547 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Mindspan basics. Mindspans on the move ; Genes and environment, fuel and fire ; Key similarities of Mindspan elite cuisines ; Changing bodies, changing needs ; Iron, the sharpest sword -- Taking control. Cracking the Mindspan code ; Fat friends and foes ; Solving the protein part of the puzzle ; X factors--the last piece of the puzzle -- In control with the Mindspan diet. The mindspan diet in action ; Stocking up ; Mindspan recipes.
"Studying the diets of the 'Mindspan elite'--those populations that live longest with low levels of dementia--as well as the ways that certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep explains how the recent slew of popular brains-and-aging books have steered us down the wrong dietary path. Shattering myths about which foods are (and are not) beneficial to our brains, 'The mindspan diet' reveals a simple plan to slow cognitive decline."--Jacket.

This is where you belong : the art and science of loving the place you live

November 10, 2016
Warnick, Melody, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2016.
635 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
The lost art of staying put -- Lace up your sneakers -- Buy local -- Say hi to your neighbors -- Do something fun -- Commune with nature -- Volunteer -- Eat local food -- Get more political -- Create something -- Stay local -- Settle down -- Love where you live principles.
The average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime. For Melody Warnick, it was move #6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her. In the lonely aftermath of unpacking, she wondered: Aren't we supposed to put down roots at some point? How does the place we live become the place we want to stay? This time, she had an epiphany. Rather than hold her breath and hope this new town would be her family's perfect fit, she would figure out how to fall in love with it--no matter what. How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment--the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being--then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. The best ideas she imports to her adopted hometown of Blacksburg for a series of Love Where You Live experiments designed to make her feel more locally connected. Dining with her neighbors. Shopping Small Business Saturday. Marching in the town Christmas parade. Can these efforts make a halfhearted resident happier? Will Blacksburg be the place she finally stays? What Warnick learns will inspire you to embrace your own community--and perhaps discover that the place where you live right now . . . is home.

Dog gone : a lost pet's extraordinary journey and the family who brought him home

November 10, 2016
Toutonghi, Pauls, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
311 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved dog--a six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonker--bolts into the woods. Just like that, he has vanished. And Gonker has Addison's disease. If he's not found in twenty-three days, he will die. The search begins. Fielding and his father, John, are dispatched to the field. They have the family's other dog, Uli, in tow. Combing the trails, Fielding and his father bond like never before. Fielding's sister, Peyton, calls and talks him through some of his lowest moments. And--at home--Fielding's mother, Virginia, sets up a command center. Virginia becomes a field general. With a map and a phone book at her side, she contacts animal shelters, police precincts, general stores, community centers, newspapers, radio stations, churches, and park rangers. She is tireless. The local paper in Waynesboro, Virginia, writes a small story about the family's search. The story hits the AP newswire. Tips--many of them of questionable authenticity--pour in from across the country. But as the search continues, the Marshalls realize they may not survive losing Gonker. Even as the wounds of their past return to haunt them and threaten to jeopardize everything, they know they have one mission: bring Gonker home. With a big heart, intelligent humor, and a deft touch, Pauls Toutonghi tells this true tale of loss, love, and resilience. Dog Gone is by turns a story about how a family comes together in a crisis--and the way heroism can assert itself in the little things we do each day.

With all my heart : romance collection

November 9, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A Value-Minded Collection from Top Historical Romance Authors Readers will take a journey across America and through time in this collection of five novellas from some of Christian fiction's top writers. Originally released as ebooks, the novellas--moving, faith-filled and deeply romantic--now find print for the first time. The collection includes: Karen Witemeyer's "Love on the Mend," set in post-Civil War Texas, tells the story of two competing doctors. Jody Hedlund's "Out of the Storm" finds a desperate woman shipwrecked near a Michigan lighthouse. Melissa Jagears' "Love by the Letter" is an unexpected mail-order-bride prairie story. Sarah Loudin Thomas' "Appalachian Serenade" finds love in a small-town West Virginia store. Finally, Jen Turano's "Gentleman of Her Dreams" tackles the New York social season.

Get what's yours for medicare : maximize your coverage, minimize your costs

November 9, 2016
Moeller, Philip, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, 2016.
443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
No One Told Me -- Living Longer Is Great; Paying for It Isn't -- Leaving the Health Insurance Herd: You're on Your Own Now -- Get It Right the First Time -- What Medicare Covers and What It Doesn't -- Medigap: The Glue That Holds Original Medicare Together -- The Horse Insurers Want You to Ride: Medicare Advantage Plans -- Mugged and Drugged: Part D Prescription Plans -- Medicare Moneyball: Financial Help and Pitfalls -- When You're Mad as Hell: Medicare Rights and Appeals -- So Many Stars in the Sky: Health Provider Quality Ratings -- Fuzzy Reception: How to See Health Care Providers and Networks Clearly -- Open Enrollment: How to Fix a Medicare Lemon -- What's Your Endgame? Getting Ready to Not Be Here.
Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees' income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn't, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans. Moeller shows you how to maximize your health coverage and save money. Discover how to make the right decisions for your health and wealth now--and for the future.

Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy

November 9, 2016
Love, Mike, 1941- author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, 2016.
679 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
California is the ultimate -- Teenage groove -- Surfing the cultural waves -- Our own wall of sound -- What good is the dawn -- Keeping up with the Beatles -- A sonic oasis -- A blossom world -- The unraveling -- Holy grounds on the Ganges -- A violent age -- Demons among us -- Exporting the American dream -- Stolen legacy -- Our toughest competitor -- Brian's back -- The fracturing -- The ocean clue -- America's band -- My house in order -- The glue that binds us -- A special place in hell -- Universal truth -- My greatest teachers -- My radio is on -- Epilogue: Chasing the sun.
As a founding member of The Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story--one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal, and forgiveness--and Love is the only band member to be part of it each and every step. His own story has never been fully told, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for America's most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries. Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own--he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them. The band's unprecedented durability also provides a glimpse into America's changing cultural mores over the past half century, while Love himself has experienced both the diabolical and the divine--from Charles Manson's "family" threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace. A husband, a father, and an avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves.

The French chef in America : Julia Child's second act

November 7, 2016
Prud'homme, Alex, author.
©2016
viii, 511 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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