New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

July 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Then and now : a memoir

July 8, 2016
Cook, Barbara, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xi, 316 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Childhood -- Glenwood Avenue -- Discovering Show Business -- The Thrill of New York -- The Reality of New York -- Meeting David LeGrant -- Broadway -- Leonard Bernstein and Candide -- The Music Man -- Marriage, Motherhood, and Career -- One for My Baby -- Matters of the Heart -- Drinking Again -- Wally Harper -- Career Renaissance -- Losing Wally -- New Choices -- As of Today -- Still Capable of Wonder.
"The Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony Award-winning Broadway star traces her remarkable but turbulent life during the glory days of Broadway and the American musical, describing how her acclaimed stage performances were overshadowed by depression and alcoholism before her reinvention as a cabaret artist,"--NoveList.

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-
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.
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
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.
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

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