New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

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

Call girl confidential : an escort's secret life as an undercover agent

April 9, 2014
Kade, Rebecca.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
305 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

My gentle barn : creating a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope

April 7, 2014
Laks, Ellie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
445 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Things I've learned from dying : a book about life

April 7, 2014
Dow, David R.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Ava Gardner : the secret conversations

April 1, 2014
Evans, Peter, 1933 December 10-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
366 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. Born poor in rural North Carolina, Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window. Faithfully recording Ava's reminiscences in this book, Peter Evans describes their late-night conversations when Ava, having had something to drink and unable to sleep, was at her most candid. So candid, in fact, that when she read her own words, she backed out and halted the book. Only now, years after her death, could this frank and revealing memoir be published.

Happy, happy, happy : my life and legacy as the Duck Commander

March 31, 2014
Robertson, Phil, 1946-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
262 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. But Phil's eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky. Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction--leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed. Phil's incredible story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family.

Newtown : an American tragedy

March 24, 2014
Lysiak, Matthew.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
375 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth

March 24, 2014
Aslan, Reza.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, [2014].
559 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

My Venice and other essays

March 24, 2014
Leon, Donna, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
337 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty : Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About

March 11, 2014
Barry, Dave.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
239 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

An Amish miracle

March 11, 2014
©2013
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Always in my heart / by Mary Ellis -- Always His provision / by Ruth Reid -- Always beautiful / by Beth Wiseman -- Amish recipes.
In "Always In My Heart," Hope must confront the son she gave away fifteen years ago; in "Always His Providence," Rosa needs a miracle to pay the lien on her farm; and in "Always Beautiful," Becky reevaluates her life when she miraculously loses over one hundred pounds.

Outrageous fortune : growing up at Leeds Castle

March 11, 2014
Russell, Anthony, 1952-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
A view from the pram -- The castle way -- Son of sponge -- The launching of the ducks -- Hill House days -- On vacation -- Christmas and Crockett -- Conversation piece -- Paradise Island -- Boarding school -- Record roundabout -- A castle way letter -- The maiden's tower -- Terror at the gallop -- French connection -- Beatlemaniac -- Stowe versus home front -- Do what? -- Heaven and hell -- The unwary beneficiary -- The man at the gate.

Wilson

March 10, 2014
Berg, A. Scott (Andrew Scott)
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
1143 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.

Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin

February 25, 2014
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
815 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital

February 25, 2014
Fink, Sheri.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
921 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet

February 25, 2014
Bradshaw, John, 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
583 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

When we were the Kennedys : a memoir from Mexico, Maine

February 24, 2014
Wood, Monica.
©2012
341 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An account of the 1963 death of the author's father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father's wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.

Mob boss : the life of Little Al D'Arco, the man who brought down the Mafia

February 11, 2014
Capeci, Jerry.
©2013
725 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency

February 11, 2014
Tobin, James, 1956-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
647 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Report from the interior

February 11, 2014
Auster, Paul, 1947-
©2013
363 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Practice to deceive

February 10, 2014
Rule, Ann.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
489 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

My story

February 10, 2014
Smart, Elizabeth, 1987-
©2013
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.

Fields of grace : faith, friendship, and the day I nearly lost everything

February 10, 2014
Luce, Hannah.
©2013
351 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

A spoonful of sugar : a nanny's story

January 29, 2014
Ashford, Brenda, 1921-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013]
527 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades, Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons and daughters of lords ensconced in their grand estates, to tough East End evacuees during the war, Brenda taught countless little ones to be happy, healthy, and thoroughly well-bred. Knowing a career caring for children was her only calling in life, Brenda attended London's prestigious Norland Institute, famous for producing top-class nannies. It was a sign of privilege and taste for the children of the well-to-do to be seen being pushed in their Silver Cross prams by a Norland nanny -- recognizable by their crisp, starched black uniforms with white bib collars, and their flowing black capes lined with red silk. Sprinkled throughout with pearls of wisdom (children can never have too much love, and learn how to sew a button, for goodness' sake) this delightful memoir from Britain's oldest living nanny is practically perfect in every way.

After visiting friends : a son's story

January 29, 2014
Hainey, Michael, 1964-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
382 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's father, was found alone near his car on Chicago's North Side, dead of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. Questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his father's death would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood. A seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. After Visiting Friends is the story of a son who goes in search of the truth and finds not only his father, but a world of men and newspapers and fierce loyalties that no longer exists.

Shirley Jones : a memoir

January 29, 2014
Jones, Shirley, 1934 March 31-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
319 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Shirley Jones is an American film legend of the first order, having starred in Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Music Man, as well as playing her Oscar-winning role as a prostitute in Elmer Gantry long before The Partridge Family. On that iconic show, she portrayed the epitome of American motherhood, a symbol to generations of families in the 1970s, and she remains a cult icon today.But for those who only think of Shirley as the prim and proper Marian the librarian or the chaste and demure Mrs. Partridge, a massive surprise is in store. Here, in this candid memoir, the real flesh-and-blood Shirley Jones is revealed at last.In this hilarious and heartwarming, shocking and intimate memoir.

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