New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

May 9, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Leaving before the rains come

May 8, 2015
Fuller, Alexandra, 1969- author.
387 pages ; 23 cm
And away we fly -- Madness in Prescribed doses -- Decisions by Dionysus -- Mr. Adventure's immunity -- Marital advice from a mildly stoned Cook -- Marriage vows in the time of malaria -- Continental Drift -- Marriage advice from the end of the World -- Signal flags -- The midday sun -- Last call on the African Queen -- This grand inheritance -- Marriage in the time of cholera -- Babies in the time of yellow fever -- Mad beans, time, and ghosts -- The river runner and the rat race -- Fortune teller fish -- Falling -- Broken -- Cry for a whole people.
A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller's delicate balance--between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage--irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia--elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day--Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that 'the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live.' Fuller's father--'Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode' as he first introduced himself to his future wife--was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

The undertaker's daughter

May 8, 2015
Mayfield, Katherine, 1958-
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
513 pages (large print) 23 cm

Spring brides : a year of weddings novella collection

May 8, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A March bride -- An April bride -- A May bride.

The story of Fester cat

April 22, 2015
Magrs, Paul, 1969-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
359 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

April 22, 2015
Foner, Eric, 1943-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
495 pages (large print), 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

30 lessons for loving : advice from the wisest Americans on love, relationships, and marriage

April 20, 2015
Pillemer, Karl A.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2015.

Women, food, and desire : embrace your cravings, make peace with food, recliam your body

April 20, 2015
Jamieson, Alexandra, 1975-
New York : Gallery Books, [2015]
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Happiness by design : change what you do, not how you think

April 20, 2015
Dolan, Paul, 1968-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism

April 8, 2015
Follis, Edward.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
401 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism What exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements. From a personal and psychological standpoint, it's the dark art of gaining trust--then manipulating that trust. In the simplest terms, it's playing a chess game with the bad guy, getting him to make the moves you want him to make--but without him knowing you're doing so. Edward Follis mastered the chess game--The Dark Art--over the course of his distinguished twenty-seven years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he bought eightballs of coke in a red Corvette, negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed covert relationships with men who were not only international drug-traffickers but--in some cases--operatives for Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army, or the Mexican federation of cartels. Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the agency's radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the early nineties, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts evocative of Miami Vice. Today, it uses high-resolution-optics surveillance and classified cutting-edge technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of "stealth justice" delivered via Predator drone pilots. Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the world's most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis's memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and coauthor Douglas Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story. The first and only insider's account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organizations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one" -- from publisher's web site.

Good call : reflections on faith, family, and fowl

April 8, 2015
Robertson, Jase, 1969-
303 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The kindness diaries : one man's quest to ignite goodwill and transform lives around the world

April 8, 2015
Logothetis, Leon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
355 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Fortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes Booth

April 8, 2015
Alford, Terry.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
454 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bright Boy Absalom -- The muffin -- Lions and foxes -- The Union as it was -- Shining in the rough -- Life's fitful fever -- Mischief, thou art afoot -- The fiery furnace -- Come weal or woe -- This one mad act -- Exit Booth -- The last ditch.
"With a single shot from a pistol small enough to conceal in his hand, John Wilkes Booth catapulted into history on the night of April 14, 1865. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln stunned a nation that was just emerging from the chaos and calamity of the Civil War, and the president's untimely death altered the trajectory of postwar history. But to those who knew Booth, the event was even more shocking--for no one could have imagined that this fantastically gifted actor and well-liked man could commit such an atrocity. In Fortune's Fool, Terry Alford provides the first comprehensive look at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act. Tracing Booth's story from his uncertain childhood in Maryland, characterized by a difficult relationship with his famous actor father, to his successful acting career on stages across the country, Alford offers a nuanced picture of Booth as a public figure, performer, and deeply troubled man. Despite the fame and success that attended Booth's career--he was billed at one point as 'the youngest star in the world'--he found himself consumed by the Confederate cause and the desire to help the South win its independence. Alford reveals the tormented path that led Booth to conclude, as the Confederacy collapsed in April 1865, that the only way to revive the South and punish the North for the war would be to murder Lincoln--whatever the cost to himself or others. The textured and compelling narrative gives new depth to the familiar events at Ford's Theatre and the aftermath that followed, culminating in Booth's capture and death at the hands of Union soldiers 150 years ago. Based on original research into government archives, historical libraries, and family records, Fortune's Fool offers the definitive portrait of John Wilkes Booth"-- Provided by publisher.

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

April 7, 2015
Gawande, Atul.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Henry Holtt & Company, 2014.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.

Eisenhower : a life

April 7, 2015
Johnson, Paul, 1928-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
337 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

What comes next and how to like it : a memoir

April 7, 2015
Thomas, Abigail.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

All who go do not return : a memoir

March 23, 2015
Deen, Shulem, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2015.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.

Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof

March 20, 2015
Clarke, Roger.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
587 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published under title: A natural history of ghosts : 500 years of hunting for proof. London : Particular Books, 2012.

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II

March 20, 2015
Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
657 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print nonfiction"--Title page verso.

The map of heaven : how science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife

March 20, 2015
Alexander, Eben.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
251 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Girl in the dark : a memoir

March 20, 2015
Lyndsey, Anna.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
321 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Also published: New York : Doubleday, 2015.

Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything

March 13, 2015
Ehrenreich, Barbara, author.
New York : Twelve, Hachette Book Group, 2014.
xvi, 334 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The situation -- Typing practice -- The trees step out of the forest -- A land without details -- All, all alone -- Encounter in Lone Pine -- Breakdown -- Anomalous oscillations -- Suicide and guilt -- Joining the species -- Return to the quest -- The nature of the other.
In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence. She set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of mystical experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.

GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love

March 13, 2015
Barrett, Duncan, author.
New York : HarperLuxe , an imprint of harperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
474 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"-- Provided by publisher.

Daring : my passages : a memoir

March 13, 2015
Sheehy, Gail, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
675 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
The Pygmalion years. Do I dare? -- Crossroads of a million private lives -- False starts -- Deceptions -- Seduction at the Algonquin -- Love and death in the year America came apart -- Failing up -- The New York family -- "I'll make you a star" -- Hiding out at Woodstock -- Playing house -- Fear of feminism -- Women helping women -- Redpants and regrets -- Secret of Grey Gardens -- Fighting Irish women -- Kissinger and the kitchen wars -- Stepping off the pedestal -- The passages years. Lovebirds -- Birthing Passages -- Fear of failure or fear of success? -- Fatal attraction -- Power fever -- Murdoch makes his move -- For the love of editors -- The mission that found me -- Separations -- Discovering Mohm -- A passage for keeps -- Finding a new voice at Vanity Fair -- Start-ups -- Two who changed the world -- The silent passage -- Lions and toads -- The bonus years. The happiness prescription -- The Hillary decade -- Recurrence -- New millennium, new baby -- Losing Clay -- Losing myself -- All that jazz -- Coming back.
The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir--a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.

Play on : now, then & Fleetwood Mac, the autobiography

March 13, 2015
Fleetwood, Mick, author.
435 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
GMD: large print.
The old mill -- High times on Carnaby Street -- Jenny -- The Bluesbreakers -- And away we go -- Flight of the green god -- A house becomes a home -- A series of beginnings -- Falling into place -- The 'white' album -- Things fall apart -- Rumours -- I know I'm not wrong -- Just tell me that you want me -- A stranger in a strange land -- Isn't it midnight? -- There and back again -- My partner, my friend -- It's good to be back -- Conclusion: I sold my soul to the company store.
Mick Fleetwood has been a member of the ever-evolving Fleetwood Mac, one of the world's most successful and adored bands, for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of his life as one of music's greatest drummers and bandleaders, the cofounder of the deeply loved supergroup that bears his name and that of his bandmate and lifelong friend John McVie. Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac's raucous history, describing the highs and lows of being in the band that Fleetwood was determined to keep together.--From publisher description.

Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid

March 13, 2015
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York, NY : FaithWords, 2014.
x, 316 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Say good-bye to fear -- Right and wrong fear -- The source of fear -- Phobias -- Cultivating courage -- Insecurity -- Keep your eyes on the prize -- The creative power of fear and faith -- The fear of lack -- The fear of losing control -- The fear of not being wanted -- The fear of being inadequate -- I am afraid I am not doing enough -- The fear of man -- The fear of the unknown -- The fear of making mistakes -- The fear of God's anger and judgment -- The fear of intimacy -- Are you passing your fears on to your children? -- The fear of death -- Do it afraid! -- Scriptures to help you overcome fear -- Scriptures about the power of faith.
Uses personal insight and passages from scripture to encourage Christians to conquer fear through faith in God and live a life of courage.

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