New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

April 11, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

God help the child

April 10, 2015
Morrison, Toni.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
211 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
A searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult.

The bone tree

April 10, 2015
Iles, Greg.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2015]
1401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
A follow-up to Natchez Burning finds Southern lawyer Penn Cage desperately struggling to protect his father from false charges and corrupt officers by confronting the puppet master behind the Double Eagles terrorist group.

The nightingale

April 10, 2015
Hannah, Kristin, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
647 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In World War II France, two sisters face frightening situations and respond in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"-- Provided by publisher.

Memory man

April 9, 2015
Baldacci, David, author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print [2015]
664 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything. The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered. His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can. But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice" -- provided by publisher.

Bad country

April 8, 2015
McKenzie, C. B.
©2014
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes. Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piece-work as a private investigator, Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results. Her indifference seems heartless, but as Rodeo pursues his case he learns that it's nothing compared to true hatred. And he's about to realize just how far hate can go."-- Provided by publisher.

Blood rubies

April 8, 2015
Cleland, Jane K.
©2015
515 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Catwalk

April 8, 2015
Boneham, Sheila Webster, 1952-
©2014
441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Murder, she wrote : close-up on murder : a murder, she wrote mystery

April 8, 2015
Bain, Donald, 1935-
©2013
353 pages ; 23 cm.
"Based on the Universal Television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link."

Once upon a grind

April 8, 2015
Coyle, Cleo.
©2014
631 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The bishop's wife

April 8, 2015
Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-
©2014
539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Verso t.p.
"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward. One cold winter morning, a neighbor, Jared Helm, appears on the Wallheims' doorstep with his 5-year-old daughter, claiming that his wife, Carrie, disappeared in the middle of the night, leaving behind everything she owns. The circumstances surrounding Carrie's disappearance become more suspicious the more Linda learns about them, and she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as an abandoned husband. Kurt asks Linda not to get involved in the unfolding family saga, but she has become obsessed with Carrie's fate, and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong?"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweetland

April 8, 2015
Crummey, Michael, 1965-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Verso t.p.
The scarcely populated town of Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package--the sole stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose ancestors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he recalls the town's rugged history and its eccentric cast of characters.

The Wolfe widow : a book collector mystery

April 8, 2015
Abbott, Victoria.
©2014
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Shortly after Muriel Delgado makes an uninvited appearance at Vera Van Alst's home, Jordan Bingham is fired as Vera's assistant. When Jordan discovers a deadly connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it's up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Hot pursuit

April 7, 2015
Woods, Stuart.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Cover.

The love letters

April 7, 2015
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
471 pages 23 cm.
"Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few possessions include a collection of love letters"-- Provided by publisher.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

April 7, 2015
Hooper, Emma.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.

Descent

April 7, 2015
Johnston, Tim, 1962-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Heaven help Heidi

April 7, 2015
John, Sally, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Welcome to the Casa de Vida--eleven quaint bungalows located three blocks from the Pacific Ocean in tiny Seaside Village, California. Owner Liv McAlister never advertises vacancies beyond a small hand-lettered sign out front, preferring to trust that God will send the right tenant at just the right time. And He always does. Heidi Hathaway's life has been turned upside down. After an accident leaves her injured, unable to work, and incapable of negotiating the stairs in her multilevel oceanfront condo, she leases her home and moves into a cozy little cottage in the charming garden complex where her friend Piper lives. There she finds so much more than a place to rest and recover. Piper Keyes knows Jared is not coming back from Afghanistan. After making it through the fifth anniversary of his death, she wonders if she's at last ready to get on with life. She gingerly explores new avenues--photography, cooking, and buying her own boutique--and learns to open her heart again. The most comforting thing about living at the Casa is that the women there become each other's mentors and confidantes, learning from their own mistakes and arriving at new, healed places in their lives.

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

April 7, 2015
Lucado, Max, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
309 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions, pages 299-301.
"A heavenly novel"--Cover.
"After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle"--Dust jacket flap.

Miss Julia lays down the law

April 7, 2015
Ross, Ann B.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
485 pages (large type) ; 23 cm.

The heart has its reasons

April 7, 2015
Dueñas, María, 1964-
©2012
643 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A talented college professor in Madrid, Blanca Perea seems to have it all. But her world is suddenly shattered when her husband of twenty years leaves her for another woman. Questioning the life she once had and whether she truly knows herself, Blanca resolves to change her surroundings. She accepts what looks like a boring research grant in California involving an exiled Spanish writer who died decades ago. Anxious to leave her own troubled life behind, she is gradually drawn into his haunted world, with its poignant loves and unfulfilled ambitions. But in delving into the past, Blanca finds herself simultaneously awakened to the present by Daniel Carter, a charismatic professor with crucial knowledge about the dead writer that he has never before revealed. Amid this web of passion, conflict, and hidden feelings, including her own, Blanca advances like an avid detective, refusing to quit, and ultimately discovers startling answers that resonate deeply in her own life.

White plague

April 7, 2015
Abel, James.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Joe Rush novel"--Cover.

Funny girl

April 7, 2015
Hornby, Nick.
©2014
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In swinging 60s England, the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. The show's writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, feels he's destined for better things. And Sophie Straw, who changed her name and abandoned her old life, must decide whether to keep going, or change the channel.

Uncle Janice

April 7, 2015
Burgess, Matt, 1982-
©2015
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A New York City cop who can last eighteen months in Narcotics, without getting killed or demoted first, will automatically get promoted to detective. Undercover narc Janice Itwaru is at month seventeen. Ambitious, desperate for that promotion, she hits the sidewalks of Queens in her secondhand hoochie clothes, hoping to convince potential criminals--drug dealers, addicts, dummies, whomever--to commit a felony on her behalf. And things aren’t any easier back at the narco office, where she has to keep up with the bantering lies and inventively cruel pranks of her fellow uncles while coping with the ridiculous demands of her NYPD bosses. With an ailing mother at home, her cover nearly blown, quota pressures from her superiors, and rumors circulating that Internal Affairs has her unit under surveillance, Janice is running terribly short on luck as her promotion deadline approaches. Now she has to decide which evil to confront: the absurd bureaucrats at One Police Plaza, or the violent drug dealers who may already be on to her identity.

Long way down

April 7, 2015
Sears, Michael, 1950-
©2014
503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Working as a financial investigator after two years in federal prison, Jason Stafford looks into a biofuel engineer's claims about being set up by dangerous adversaries.

The Paris architect

April 7, 2015
Belfoure, Charles, 1954-
©2013
555 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake.

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