New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

November 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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!

Mud season

October 8, 2014
Stimson, Ellen, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, 2013.
"How one woman's dream of moving to Vermont, raising children, chickens and sheep & running the old country store pretty much led to one calamity after another"--Cover.

Glitter and glue : a memoir

October 8, 2014
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
287 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and "become interesting." But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.

Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir

October 8, 2014
Lively, Penelope, 1933-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
239 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been." Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's terrain in fiction over a career that has spanned five decades. But she has only rarely given readers a glimpse into her influences and formative years. Dancing Fish and Ammonites trace the arc of Lively's life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain's twentieth century. She reflects on her early love of archeology, the fragments of the ancients that have accompanied her journey--including a shard of Egyptian ceramic depicting dancing fish and ammonites found years ago on a Dorset beach. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands.

Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top

September 26, 2014
Bradley, Carol, 1957- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
503 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In the wild, Billie would have been free to wander the jungles of Asia surrounded by family. Instead, she was captured as a baby and shipped to America. For decades Billie crisscrossed the country, dazzling audiences while suffering daily neglect and abuse. Told against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, this is the story of elephants in America, the Elephant Sanctuary, and one resilient elephant who defied the system.

The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery

September 26, 2014
Kean, Sam.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
679 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

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