New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A most novel heir

May 18, 2018
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Until we find home

May 18, 2018
Gohlke, Cathy, author.
599 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Devil in tartan

May 18, 2018
London, Julia, author.
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

May 18, 2018
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
An independent nobleman Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted--but only to family. To the rest of the world, he's aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control... A determined lady Felicia Throgmorton intends to keep her family afloat. For decades, her father was consumed by his inventions and now, months after his death, with their finances in ruins, her brother insists on continuing their father's tinkering. Felicia is desperate to hold together what's left of the estate. Then she discovers she must help persuade their latest investor that her father's follies are a risk worth taking... Together--the perfect team Rand arrives at Throgmorton Hall to discover the invention on which he's staked his reputation has exploded, the inventor is not who he expected and a fiercely intelligent woman now holds the key to his future success. But unflinching courage in the face of dismaying hurdles is a trait they share, and Rand and Felicia are forced to act together against ruthless foes to protect everything they hold dear.

Texas bluff

May 18, 2018
Randisi, Robert J., author.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

That kind of mother

May 18, 2018
Alam, Rumaan, author.
384 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"From the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep. Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help--Priscilla Johnson--and begs her to come home with them as her son's nanny. Priscilla's presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca's perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently. Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us"-- Provided by publisher.

Warlight : a novel

May 18, 2018
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

Love and ruin : a novel

May 17, 2018
McLain, Paula, author.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly--and uncontrollably--falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend.


May 17, 2018
Bell, Ted, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
732 pages ; 23 cm.
After his son is kidnapped while on vacation in the Swiss Alps, counterspy Alex Hawke calls on his trusted colleagues and recruits a top hostage rescue team, but an unexpected threat complicates their mission.

The perfect mother : a novel

May 17, 2018
Molloy, Aimee, author.
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
They call themselves the May Mothers--a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. When they agree to meet up for drinks and some much-needed adult time, one of the babies goes missing. Now the police are asking disturbing questions and testing friendships.

Two steps forward : a novel

May 17, 2018
Simsion, Graeme C., author.
476 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers--some devout, many not--follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other. Zoe, an artist from California who's still reeling from her husband's sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own design...and recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust others--and himself--again.

The disappearance of Adèle Bedeau : a historical thriller

May 14, 2018
Brunet, Raymond, 1953-1992, author.
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, Manfred Baumann spends his evenings drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the small French town of Saint-Louis. One day, she vanishes into thin air. Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate. He sets his sights on Manfred.

A borrowed dream

May 14, 2018
Cabot, Amanda, 1948- author.
507 pages (large print) : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Feeling that her dreams of happily ever after have been stolen, Cimarron Creek's schoolteacher resigns herself to a life without love . . . until a rancher with a secret past comes to town.

The heart's appeal

May 14, 2018
Delamere, Jennifer, author.
563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Strong-minded and independent Julia Bernay comes to London to study medicine and become a doctor--a profession that has only just opened up to women. She witnesses a serious accident, and through her quick actions saves the life of an ambitious young barrister named Michael Stephenson. Coming from a family that long ago lost its money and its respectability, Michael Stephenson has achieved what many would have thought was impossible. Hard work and an aptitude for the law have enabled him to rise above his family's stigma and set him on the path to wealth and recognition. But his well-laid plans are upended when the accident brings Julia into his life. Michael soon discovers he's met a woman every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. Sparks fly--but will they find common ground?

A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall

May 14, 2018
Dennison, Hannah, author.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In this delightful new mystery, our heroine Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. However, Kat's initial excitement soon ends in horror. There, lying on the cold, stone floor, Kat comes across the body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga and wearing a tawdry fairground trinket around her broken neck. Suspicion falls on some of those who live at the Hall-- both upstairs and down-- and even those who are just been passing through. Matters come to a head as a killer lurks amid the aristocracy, and Downton Abbey fans will want more Killer Balls at Honeychurch Hall"-- Provided by publisher.

Hunting the five point killer

May 14, 2018
Wendelboe, C. M., author.
609 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
On the tenth anniversary of a series of unsolved murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood--and retired cop Arn Anderson could be the next investigator who gets too close to the truth. Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he'd be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he'd left Cheyenne for good. But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood-- and Arn could be next.

The bookworm

May 14, 2018
Silver, Mitch, 1946- author.
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Europe, 1940: Posing as a friar, a British operative talks his way into the monastery at Villers-devant-Orval just before Nazi art thieves plan to sweep through the area and whisk everything of value back to Berlin. But the ersatz man of the cloth is no thief. Instead, that night he adds an old leather Bible to the monastery's library and then escapes. London, 2018: A construction worker makes a grisly discovery--a skeletal arm bone with a rusty handcuff attached to the wrist. Was this the site of a long-forgotten prison, uncharted on any map? One observer knows better: it's all that remains of a courier who died in a V-2 rocket attack. The woman who will put these two disparate events together--and understand the looming tragedy she must hurry to prevent--is Russian historian and former Soviet chess champion Larissa Mendelova Klimt, 'Lara the Bookworm' to her friends." -- From dust jacket.

The lacemaker

May 11, 2018
Frantz, Laura, author.
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Death & the viking's daughter

May 11, 2018
Ross, Loretta, 1966- author.
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Auctioneer Wren Morgan and her private eye fiancé Death (pronounced "Deeth") Bogart are ready to meet each other's parents and settle down together. But their sleuthing days are far from over. While Death and Wren are helping prepare auction items at an old supper club, a Viking reenactor nearly dies at the historical settlement next door. The cause? Seeing the ghost of his daughter, who went missing twenty years ago.

Harp on the willow

May 10, 2018
Hoff, B. J., 1940- author.
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Hurricane season

May 10, 2018
Denton, Lauren K., author.
553 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Where shadows meet

May 10, 2018
Coble, Colleen, author.
523 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Country dark

May 10, 2018
Offutt, Chris, 1958- author.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A taut, compelling novel set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970. Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger. He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don't have much, they have the love of their home and each other. But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything. The story of people living off the land and by their wits in a backwoods Kentucky world of shine-runners and laborers whose social codes are every bit as nuanced as the British aristocracy.

My Oxford year

May 10, 2018
Whelan, Julia, 1984- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, [2018]
489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An unabridged reprint of the Morrow edition published in 2018.
"Based on the screenplay "Oxford" by Allison Burnett" -- Verso of title page.
"American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she's finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she's offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star's presidential campaign. With the promise that she'll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she's free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day. When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she's envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn't anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret. Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she's falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she's always wanted are the same ones she's now yearning for" -- Provided by publisher.

The cast : a novel

May 9, 2018
Steel, Danielle, author.
New York, New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
317 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Large print.
Follow a talented and creative woman as she launches her first television series, helping to recruit an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga to the screen. The strength of women - between generations, and among friends, colleagues, and family - takes center stage, as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life's drama of heartbreak and joy.

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