New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

December 10, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found

December 9, 2014
Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Shadows in the vineyard : the true story of the plot to poison the world's greatest wine

December 9, 2014
Potter, Maximillian, 1971-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
427 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm

Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace

December 5, 2014
Lamott, Anne.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Anne Lamott writes about community, family and faith in essays that are wise, irreverent, funny and poignant - a style that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott has once again written a brilliant and insightful book that offers a message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardships and pain may be small, they may be infrequent, but they keep us going and they often come from the most unexpected places: within ourselves. Lamott shows how we can forgive thoughtless family members; spotlights the value of turning toward love even in the most hopeless situations (the death of a loved one, a cancer diagnosis), and shows how to find the joy in getting lost in traffic while racing to the aid of a sick friend. Insightful and irreverent, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is resilient and irrepressible"-- Provided by publisher.

Dancing through it : my journey in the ballet

December 1, 2014
Ringer, Jenifer.
Thorndike, Maine : Viking, [2014]
431 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Tiptoe -- New York -- The company -- Darkling -- Dawning -- Dancing through -- Intermission -- The other side -- Sugar plumgate -- Dancing Dances at a Gathering -- Facing away -- The mirror.
A behind-the-curtains look at the rarefied world of classical ballet from a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. From the heart-pounding moments waiting in the wings before a performance to appearing on Oprah to discuss weight and body image among dancers, Dancing Through It is moving and revelatory. By the age of twelve, Jenifer Ringer was enrolled at the elite Washington School of Ballet and soon moved to the School of American Ballet. At sixteen she was a professional dancer at the New York City Ballet in Manhattan, home of the legendary George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Ringer takes us inside the dancer's world, detailing a typical day, performance preparation, and the extraordinary pressures that these athletes face. Ringer shares exhilarating stories of starring in Balanchine productions, working with the famous Peter Martins, and of meeting her husband and falling in love at the New York City Ballet. Ringer also talks candidly of Alistair Macauley's stinging critique of her weight in his 2010 New York Times review of The Nutcracker that ignited a public dialogue about ballet and weight. She unflinchingly describes her personal struggles with eating disorders and body image, and shares how her faith helped her to heal and triumph over these challenges.

New life, no instructions : a memoir

December 1, 2014
Caldwell, Gail, 1951-
189 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Within the pages of this outstanding memoir, Gail Caldwell explores topics such as what to do when your personal story changes midlife, how change starts and stays, how we are connected to our loved ones, and finally a discussion on hope.

Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence

November 25, 2014
Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
985 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality

November 25, 2014
Tomsky, Jacob, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Reprint of: New York : Doubleday, [2012].

Maeve's times : in her own words

November 14, 2014
Binchy, Maeve.
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
Sixties. School outing ; Just plane bores ; But does anybody care? ; A Turkish bath ; Life as a waitress ; Back to school ; Thinking about underwear down under ; The nonsense of etiquette -- Seventies. The world's greatest lies about women ; Baby blue ; Women are fools-- Mary ; Women are fools-- Lorraine ; Women are fools-- Sandy ; Pageantry and splendour at Westminster for the royal wedding ; How to speak proper ; Who sent this postcard? ; Holiday romance ; I was a winter sport ; Keeping faith with my dear, dear Dublin ; The couple who behaved perfectly ; A snatch at some happiness ; Vanity of vanity, all is vanity ; A nice, traditional, normal sort of Patrick's Day ; The day we nearly wrote a sex book ; A week of self-improvement ; Violet ; Anna's abortion ; Idiotic queues ; Bathroom joggers ; Happy hypochondria ; The man in South Anne Street ; A magic meeting ; Do it honestly or not at all ; Hope and bitter memories ; Numbed Dover waits for lists of the dead -- Eighties. The right to die in your own home ; When Beckett met Binchy ; Fit for a queen ; Contraceptive conversation ; The happy couple ; Encounters at the airport ; Up in the clouds with Charlie Haughey ; Election brings life to an ageing society ; Maeve's operation : the whole story ; Keeping cruise off the roads is new priority ; Develop your own style ; One eye on bargains, one eye on Alsatians ; A Tipperary Robin Hood ; Maeve on Margaret Thatcher ; No fags, no food-- it's no fun being Fergie ; It was one of those custard heart days ; The man who set up office in the ladies ; A royal romance spelling danger from the start ; Making a spectacle of myself ; Madam is paying? -- Nineties. Even the presidents are getting younger ; My Theodora story ; Heading for the hustings ; Please don't forget to write ; Casually elegant meets the mob ; They'll never let her go ; There is no excuse ; Fear of falling off the wagon ; Getting it right at the end ; For tired read terrible ; Traveller's tales-- the call of the check-in desk ; Love's last day out ; A walk on the wild side ; Peter panic attack ; Little person! Tiny person! ; Fighting February ; She didn't do so badly ; Curmudgeons of summer ; The fall ; Let's talk gridlock ; 'They've gone and dumped Portillo...' ; Mrs Perfect ; Death in Kilburn ; Saved by the wiles of Cupid ; Just don't ask ; Bleach sniffers on my desk ; Talking to various ships passing in the night ; Sweet dreams ; Staving off the senior moments -- 2000s. Mr Gageby... ; Another world for the price of a cup of coffee ; 'One up for the cardigans' ; My part in the movies ; Striking a pose for my country ; Ten things you must never say to anyone with arthritis ; What's it like to have a house full of film crew? Let me tell you all about it ; Will and Kate show is testament to abiding allure of the royals -- Postscript. 'I don't have any regrets about any roads I didn't take...' (in conversation with Joanne Hunt).
Collects the best of the author's essays from five decades of the "Irish Times" to reflect a changing culture as well as her observations on such topics as the royal wedding, waitressing, and boring airline companions.

In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot

November 10, 2014
Gutradt, Gail.
Waterville Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
545 pages (large print), 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The world according to Bob : the further adventures of one man and his streetwise cat

November 10, 2014
Bowen, James, 1979-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
313 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Paleo dog : give your best friend a long life, healthy weight, and freedom from illness by nurturing his inner wolf

October 29, 2014
Hofve, Jean, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
539 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Reprint of: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2014].

When she makes more : 10 rules for breadwinning women

October 29, 2014
Torabi, Farnoosh.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
405 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Grand Central : original stories of postwar love and reunion

October 29, 2014
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
541 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Going home / Alyson Richman -- The lucky one / Jenna Blum -- The branch of Hazel / Sarah McCoy -- The kissing room / Melanie Benjamin -- I'll be seeing you / Sarah Jio -- I'll walk alone / Erika Robuck -- The reunion / Kristina McMorris -- Tin town / Amanda Hodgkinson -- Strand of pearls / Pam Jenoff -- The harvest season / Karen White.

The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

October 29, 2014
Lewis, Damien.
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
477 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places

October 29, 2014
Keahey, John.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Wheat belly : lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health

October 28, 2014
Davis, William, 1957-
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2011].

10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works--a true story

October 28, 2014
Harris, Dan, 1971-
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
427 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% happier is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

Saving Simon : how a rescue donkey taught me the meaning of compassion

October 27, 2014
Katz, Jon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
321 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed

October 16, 2014
Ross, John F., 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
687 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Maeve Binchy : the biography

October 16, 2014
Dudgeon, Piers.
443 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The fixer : the notorious life of a front-page bail bondsman

October 16, 2014
Judelson, Ira.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
377 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

When the snow falls

October 16, 2014
595 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Candy Canes and Cupid / by Fern Michaels -- White Hot Christmas / by Nancy Bush -- Seven Days of Christmas / by Rosanna Chiofalo -- A Smoky Mountain Gift / by Lin Stepp.
White hot Christmas: Aspiring PI Jane Kelly likes to pretend she's a bah-humbug kind of girl, but she's had mistletoe on the brain ever since she shared a kiss with her boss, Dwayne. Before she can hope for a repeat performance, Jane must solve a kidnapping that's as twisted as a candy cane, and not nearly as sweet;


October 15, 2014
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
Red eye. Dennis Lehane vs. Michael Connelly ; Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch -- In the nick of time. Ian Rankin vs. Peter James ; John Rebus vs. Roy Grace -- Gaslighted. R.L. Stine vs. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child ; Slappy the ventriloquist dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast -- The laughing buddha. M.J. Rose vs. Lisa Gardner ; Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren -- Surfing the panther. Steve Martini vs. Linda Fairstein ; Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper -- Rhymes with prey. Jeffery Deaver vs. John Sandford ; Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport -- Infernal night. Heather Graham vs. F. Paul Wilson ; Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack -- Pit stop. Raymond Khoury vs. Linwood Barclay ; Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber -- Silent hunt. John Lescroart vs. T. Jefferson Parker ; Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona -- The devil's bones. Steve Barry vs. James Rollins ; Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce -- Good and valuable consideration. Lee Child vs. Joseph Finder ; Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller.
An unprecedented collective features pairings by 23 best-selling and critically acclaimed suspense writers, who in short high-action stories pit their most popular characters against one another.

Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general

October 15, 2014
O'Reilly, Bill. author.
625 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. "Killing Patton" takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

French women don't get facelifts : the secret of aging with style & attitude

October 8, 2014
Guiliano, Mireille, 1946-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Reprint of: New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2013.
With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriately for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to "the knife." A French woman's most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!

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