New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bone Deep

April 14, 2014
White, Randy Wayne, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"A Doc Ford Novel" --Cover.
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson's asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along--but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they've let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses--and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two.

The museum of extraordinary things

April 14, 2014
Hoffman, Alice.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
495 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The daughter of a Coney Island boardwalk curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

The lost husband

April 11, 2014
Center, Katherine.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2013].
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The sisters Weiss

April 11, 2014
Ragen, Naomi.
©2013
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents. When a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, events lead to her exile from all she has ever known. Forty years later, Pearl's sheltered young daughter discovers the ugly truth about her aunt and sets off on a dangerous adventure that will alter the future for all involved.

The whole golden world

April 11, 2014
Riggle, Kristina.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her -- popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Through the perspectives of Morgan, her mother, and TJ's wife, Riggle navigates the precarious territory between childhood and adulthood, raising questions about love and manipulation, marriage and motherhood, consent and responsibility.

Wife 22

April 11, 2014
Gideon, Melanie, 1963-
©2012
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Married to William for twenty years, Alice remembers the first time they met like it was yesterday. But these days she posts things on Facebook that she once confided to him. Invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, Alice's longings come pouring out in the answers of "Wife 22." And "Researcher 101" listens in a way that William hasn't in a long time. Meanwhile, everything in Alice's life is turning upside down.

Women of a dangerous age

April 11, 2014
Blake, Fanny.
©2012
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Married to a man who no longer loves her, Lou realizes it's time for a change. So she moves out and moves on, with a spring in her step and an exciting new business venture in the works. In honor of her newfound freedom, Lou travels to India, where she befriends Ali, another woman traveling alone. Lou and Ali work together to put the past behind them and discover they have shockingly more in common than they had thought."--Page 4 of cover.

You knew me when

April 11, 2014
Liebert, Emily.
©2013
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Katherine Hill left her small New England hometown in pursuit of a dream. Now, twelve years later, she's a high-powered cosmetics executive in Manhattan and a much glossier version of her former self, unrecognizable to her family and old friends. Not that she would know--she hasn't been home in over a decade. When Katherine receives word of an inheritance from former neighbor Luella Hancock, she reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind. Hoping for a second chance, she's met by an unforgiving Laney, her former best friend. And there's someone else who's moved on without her--someone she once loved.

The guts

April 9, 2014
Doyle, Roddy, 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Cries of the lost

April 9, 2014
Knopf, Chris.
©2013
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Kindness goes unpunished

April 9, 2014
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
©2007
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

An officer and a spy

April 7, 2014
Harris, Robert, 1957-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
701 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Miss Julia's marvelous makeover

April 7, 2014
Ross, Ann B.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
509 pages (large prinbt) ; 23 cm.

Four friends

April 7, 2014
Carr, Robyn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.

Thirty girls

April 7, 2014
Minot, Susan.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Killing Custer

April 7, 2014
Coel, Margaret, 1937-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
435 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Courting Greta

April 7, 2014
Hootman, Ramsey.
©2013
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes readers group guide.

Night diver

April 4, 2014
Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-
©2014.
460 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Former British military diver Holden Cameron must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship located near St. Vincent. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, owner Kate Donelly and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets --and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

April 1, 2014
Greer, Andrew Sean.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
333 pages (large print) : maps ; 22 cm
After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Greta is fascinated by her alter egos: in 1941, she is a devoted mother; in 1918, she is a bohemian adulteress. Separated by time and social mores, Greta's lives are achingly similar, fraught with familiar tensions and difficult choices. Each reality has its own losses, its own rewards, and each extracts a different price. And the modern Greta learns that her alternate selves are unpredictable, driven by their own desires and needs. As her final treatment looms, questions arise. What will happen once each Greta learns how to stay in one of the other worlds? Who will choose to remain in which life?

Flat water Tuesday

April 1, 2014
Irwin, Ron.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
494 pages : map ; 22 cm
Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a sports scholarship for rowing and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victories -- but none are as important or renowned as the annual Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick. But first Rob must complete months of preparation driven by team captain Connor Payne's vicious competitive nature. As the race nears, the stakes rise, tempers and lusts are fueled, and no one can prevent the horrible tragedy that befalls one of them. Fifteen years later, Rob returns home from a film shoot in Africa to end a heartbreaking relationship with his girlfriend, Carolyn. But when a phone call from one of the God Four compels him to attend the reunion at Fenton, no part of Rob's past remains sequestered for long and nothing about his future is certain.

Ghosts of Bungo Suido

April 1, 2014
Deutermann, Peter T., 1941-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
496 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Unabridged.
Hearing rumors of the construction of a formidable Japanese battleship capable of adversely shifting power in World War II, Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond is charged with leading a first American submarine into the Inland Sea in the hopes of finding and stopping the seemingly invincible ship.

Bad Little Falls

April 1, 2014
Doiron, Paul.
©2012
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Maine game warden Mike Bowditch has been sent into exile, transferred by his superiors to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends on the coast, Bowditch is called to the rustic cabin of a terrified couple. A raving and half-frozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost in the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in the wilderness soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives suspect it was his own friend who killed him. Bowditch isn't so sure, but his vow not to interfere in the case is tested when he finds himself powerfully attracted to a beautiful woman with a dark past and a troubled young son. The boy seems to know something about what really happened in the blizzard, but he is keeping his secrets locked in a cryptic notebook, and Mike fears for the safety of the strange child. Meanwhile, an anonymous tormentor has decided to make the new warden's life a living hell. Alone and outgunned, Bowditch turns for assistance to his old friend, the legendary bush pilot Charley Stevens. But in this snowbound landscape, where smugglers wage blood feuds by night, help seems very far away indeed. If Bowditch is going to catch a killer, he must survive on his own wits and discover strength he never knew he possessed.

Rules of murder : a Drew Farthering mystery

April 1, 2014
Deering, Julianna.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
In this cozy mystery set in the early 1930s English countryside, a party at Drew Farthering's country estate proves deadly, Farthering and a clever débutante guest try to catch the killer before he claims another victim.

Misery Loves Company

April 1, 2014
Gutteridge, Rene.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Filled with grief, Juliet Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband's death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world. But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer ... then recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. And that's the last thing she remembers--until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. Jules realizes she's been kidnapped ... but what she discovers about her abductor will change everything she believed about her husband's death, her career, and her faith.

Barefoot summer

April 1, 2014
Hunter, Denise, 1968-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
383 pages ; 23 cm.
In the years since her twin brother's drowning, Madison has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her. To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill his dream of winning the town's annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast. She'll even work with the infamous Beckett to reach her goal. Can their romance survive summer's challenges? And will achieving her brother's dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks?

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