New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

October 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Cosby : his life and times

September 26, 2014
Whitaker, Mark.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

Delancey : a man, a woman, a restaurant, a marriage

September 16, 2014
Wizenberg, Molly.
Waterville, Maine : Torndike Press, by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2014].
339 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The skeleton crew : how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases

September 15, 2014
Halber, Deborah.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt

August 25, 2014
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Travels with Casey

August 25, 2014
Denizet-Lewis, Benoit, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
551 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Reprint of: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Sous chef : 24 hours on the line

August 22, 2014
Gibney, Michael.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
305 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps

August 13, 2014
Blanding, Michael.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
603 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York, NY : Gotham Books, [2014]

The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

August 11, 2014
Edsel, Robert M.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
755 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.

John Wayne : the life and legend

August 8, 2014
Eyman, Scott, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
931 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Joe and Marilyn : legends in love

August 8, 2014
Heymann, C. David (Clemens David), 1945-2012.
691 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

What if... : a lifetime of questions, speculations, reasonable guesses, and a few things I know for sure

August 5, 2014
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-
271 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the "what ifs" that Shirley Maclaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If . . . , she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

The boy detective : a New York childhood

August 5, 2014
Rosenblatt, Roger.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014]
285 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A story of the author's childhood in New York City. "Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library.

Levels of life

August 5, 2014
Barnes, Julian.
127 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The sin of height -- On the level -- The loss of depth.
An essay on grief and love for the author's late wife Pat, in which he discusses ballooning, photography, love, and bereavement; putting two things and two people together; and then tearing those things apart.

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