New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Changing normal : how I helped my husband beat cancer

August 24, 2016
Henner, Marilu, author.
357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marilu Henner was moving on with her life after a divorce when her old college classmate Michael Brown, whom she had not seen in over twenty years, called her out of nowhere. Within days of their reconnecting in 2003, they became inseparable. But only months later, Michael was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and then lung cancer. Marilu refused to lose the love of her life so easily. With the knowledge she had gained on her own health journey, Marilu set about finding a path for Michael that would use the best of Eastern and Western medicine to beat his cancers and return him to optimal health. He eschewed most traditional treatments, and with Marilu's help--aided by knowledgeable and sympathetic doctors--he forged his own path. Here, Marilu tells the story of their fast-paced romance, contrasted with the day-to-day battle for Michael's life. Michael tells the story from his point of view: the search for the cause of his cancer, the anguish he felt as he realized how responsible he was for his condition, the physical and mental hardships that he had to overcome, and the triumph of love that made it all worthwhile.

The girl who escaped ISIS : this is my story

August 24, 2016
Khalaf, Farida, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press arge print popular and narrative nonfiction, 2016.
347 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Our World As It Once Was -- One Final Wonderful Summer -- The Catastrophe -- The Slave Market in Raqqa -- In the Dark Room -- With the "Beasts" -- In the Military Camp -- The Road Out of Hell -- No Home, Not Anywhere.
"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--Provided by publisher.

Wake up to hope devotional

August 19, 2016
Osteen, Joel.
New York : Faithwords, 2016.
730 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Devotions to help you begin each morning grateful, thinking about God's goodness, expecting His favor, and laying the foundation for a blessed, productive day.

American Pharoah : the untold story of the Triple Crown winner's legendary rise

August 9, 2016
Drape, Joe.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
461 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

My lost brothers : the untold story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's lone survivor

August 9, 2016
McDonough, Brendan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
347 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

House of nails : a memoir of life on the edge

August 4, 2016
Dykstra, Lenny, 1963- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2016]
vi, 408 pages (larger print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm.
Freedom -- In the Shadow of Angels -- Climbing the Ladder -- Breaking into the Bigs -- Chasing the Pennant, 1986 NLCS: New York Mets vs. Houston Astros -- 1986 World Series: New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox -- Rednecks & Rifles -- 1988 NLCS: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Play Me or Trade Me -- A Shot in the Butt -- The Politics of Steroids -- The Big Blind -- Brass Balls -- Charlie Sheen -- 1993 NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves -- 1993 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays -- Ambassador Lenny -- Car Wash King -- Robes & Room Service -- 1994 MLB Strike: No More Kool-Aid for Me -- Promised Land -- Wheels Up -- Richards & Rehab -- Stock Market Guru -- Players Club -- Baseball Gods -- Beginning of the End -- I Fought the Law and the Law Won -- Detained -- in custody -- In the Hole -- Legacy -- To Be or Not to Be Lenny.
The author tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption.

Hemingway in love : his own story : a memoir

August 1, 2016
Hotchner, A. E., author.
175 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"This memoir puts you in the room with Hemingway as he remembers the definitive years that set the course for the rest of his life and stayed with him until the end of his days"--Provided by publisher.

438 days : an extraordinary true story of survival at sea

July 29, 2016
Franklin, Jonathan, 1964- author.
350 pages : illustartions, maps ; 23 cm
"The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history--as told to journalist Jonathan Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews"--Provided by publisher.

Women of valor. Polish resisters to the Third Reich

July 29, 2016
Gilbert, Joanne D., author.
342 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes glossary and reader's guide.
"Four stories of Polish women who resisted the Nazis during World War II"--Provided by publisher.

The Mafia hit man's daughter

July 29, 2016
Scarpa, Linda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Gregory Scarpa, Sr. was a stone-cold killer in the Colombo crime family, but to Linda, he was also a loving, devoted father. She reveals what it was like to grow up in the violent world of the mob and to come to grips with the truth about her father and the devastation he wrought"--Provided by publisher.

A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance

July 26, 2016
Ross, Theodora, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press,a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
505 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
Includes index.

Grief is a journey : finging your path through loss

July 26, 2016
Doka, Kenneth J., author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2016.
513 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

July 26, 2016
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
649 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Harmony Books, 2016.
Part One : Wake-up call -- 1. Our current sleep crisis -- 2. The sleep industry -- 3. Sleep throughout history -- 4. The science of sleep -- 5. Sleep disorders -- 6. Dreams -- Part Two : The way forward -- 7. Mastering sleep -- 8. Sleeping together -- 9. What to do, what not to do -- 10. Catnaps, jet lag, and time zones -- 11. Sleep and the workplace -- 12. From Hollywood and Washington to hospitals and hotels: discovering the power of sleep -- 13. The sports world's ultimate performance enhancer -- 14. Putting technology in its place (not on your nightstand) -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Sleep-quality questionnaire - Appendix B: Guided meditations to help you fall (and stay) asleep -- Appendix C: The hotel sleep revolution: pillow menus, quiet zones, and beds you'll want to take home -- Appendix D: Going to the mattress.
"We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences--on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives."-- Provided by publisher.

The path : what Chinese philosophers teach us about the good life

July 26, 2016
Puett, Michael J., 1964- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
261 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Seinfeldia : how a show about nothing changed everything

July 22, 2016
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin, author.
471 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars

July 22, 2016
Holt, Nathalia, 1980-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
505 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Preface -- January 1958 : launch day -- 1940s -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- 1950s -- Rockets rising -- Miss guided missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- 1960s -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- 1970s : today -- Men are from mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue.
The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women- known as human computers- who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American ballistic missiles. But they were never interested in developing weapons, their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when the JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the women worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. -- Publisher description

Tears to triumph : the spiritual journey from suffering to enlightenment

July 19, 2016
Williamson, Marianne, 1952- author.
xx, 275 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Page [4] of cover.
Surrendering our sorrow -- Through the darkness into the light -- The case against numbness -- The miraculous universe -- A culture of depression -- Forgiveness -- Relationship heaven, relationship hell -- Changing ourselves, changing the world -- The light of Buddha -- The light of Moses -- The light of Jesus -- Tears to triumph.
Williamson argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence. When we avoid facing pain, as a culture and as individuals, we are neglect the spiritual work of healing.

The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer

July 14, 2016
Hollandsworth, Skip, author.
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
571 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2016.

I've got sand in all the wrong places

July 13, 2016
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
393 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This six book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever. You will identify with these tales of guilt and fall in love with them and fierce (grand) Mother Mary." This seventh volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother-daughter duo"--Provided by publisher.

A killing in Amish country : sex, betrayal, and a cold-blooded murder

July 11, 2016
Olsen, Gregg, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press large print crime scene, 2016.
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2016]

More than rivals : a championship game and a friendship that moved a town beyond black and white

July 11, 2016
Abraham, Ken, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2016]
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Eat pray love made me do it : life journeys inspired by the bestselling memoir

July 11, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
303 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Introduction / Elizabeth Gilbert -- Take a Breath / Rebecca Asher -- Garden state / Victoria Russell -- The gift / Mallory Kotzman -- Happy wife, happy life / Lisa Becker -- Intelligence / Peter Richmond -- "Pray" is the hard part / April Schmidt -- Reaching my boiling point / Tina Donvito -- Shift happens / Emily Shaules -- Making peace with myself / Eduardo Martinez -- Imperfectly enlightened / Shannon Sykes Westgate -- There you are / Jan Haag -- Adventurous woman / Laurna Strikwerda -- Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth / Eran Sudds -- Penny prayers / Aimee Halfpenny -- Road map / Alexandria Hodge -- Curing the incurable / Amy B. Scher -- Failure to freedom / Linsi Broom -- Steps / Melissa Bergstrom -- A bonk on the head / Kahla Kiker -- Someone like me / Sandra Roussy -- Pepperoni epiphanies / James Belmont -- The list / Annmarie Kostyk -- Living well / Nosipho Kota -- Bread and cheese / Nicole Massaro -- Out of the ashes / Regan Spencer -- Write it down / Chelsey Everest -- Me time / Theressa Real -- Divine timing / Crystal Gasser -- Playing the part / Lisann Valentin -- Fall risk / Karstee Davis -- Good enough / Laurie Granieri -- Cry, teach, grow / Leslie Patrick Moore -- Crossing over / Sondra Imperati -- Running on my own / Elizabeth Duffy -- "Read me your story, Mandy" / Amanda Whitten -- Answering the call of the higher self / Billy Rosa -- Second-act singer / Theresa Thornton -- My superstorms / Cara Bradshaw -- Tour de fifty / Robin Murphy -- Recognizing myself / Kitty Taylor -- Out of the dark / Danielle Rhinehart -- Un pedazo de pan dulce, a piece of sweet bread / Elizabeth Veras Holland -- Darkening gray / Susan Krakoff -- Getting back to me / Tracie Cornell -- It started with the flu / Lettie Stratton -- Seek heal grow / Jen Flick -- Coming home / Peggy Bresnick.


July 8, 2016
Smith, Lee, 1944- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
259 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A writer's life"--Cover.
Preface: Raised to leave: some thoughts on "culture" -- Dimestore -- Recipe box -- Kindly nervous -- Lady lessons -- Marble cake and moonshine -- Big river -- On Lou's porch -- Lightning storm -- Driving Miss Daisy crazy, or, Losing the mind of the South -- Good-bye to the sunset man -- Blue heaven -- A life in books -- Angels passing -- The little locksmith.
Evenly divided between a book about Smith's process and her life, first as a Southern mountain child and, later, as the parent of a schizophrenic child, this book is interesting and compelling. Despite being surrounded by loving family and being blessed with an active imagination, Lee copes with a mentally ill mother. Later, her son's mental illness and early death brings her to the breaking point but she is saved by her writing.

Lab girl

July 8, 2016
Jahren, Hope.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Roots and Leaves -- Wood and Knots -- Flowers and Fruit.
An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.

Sins of the past : a romantic suspense novella collection

July 8, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition. Published in 2016 by arrangement with Bethany House Publisher, a division of Baker Publishing Group." -- Verso title page.
Missing / by Dee Henderson -- Shadowed / by Dani Pettrey -- Blackout / by Lynette Eason.

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