New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

April 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

It ain't over . . . till it's over : reinventing your life -- and realizing your dreams -- anytime, at any age

April 23, 2014
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
587 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Moment of truth -- Dreamers -- Escape -- Body works -- Relentless -- Family ties -- Adventurers -- To her own drummer -- Mothers of invention --The spirit moved her -- Biz wiz -- Giving back.
"[M]eet sixty amazing women who are proving that it's never too late to live out a dream-- to launch a business, travel the world, get a PhD, indulge a creative impulse, make a family recipe famous, escape danger, find love, or fill a void in life with a challenging new experience"--Page 4 of cover.

Long mile home : Boston under attack, the city's courageous recovery, and the epic hunt for justice

April 22, 2014
Helman, Scott.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
575 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.

Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scene at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS

April 22, 2014
Eaton, Rebecca, 1947-
473 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and the 1930s America

April 22, 2014
Kasson, John F., 1944-
481 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Why I read : the serious pleasure of books

April 22, 2014
Lesser, Wendy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Sex after-- : women share how intimacy changes as life changes

April 22, 2014
Krasnow, Iris.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

A short guide to a long life

April 22, 2014
Agus, David, 1965- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
245 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement

April 22, 2014
Smith, Fran (Journalist), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Blessing the hands that feed us : what eating closer to home can teach us about food, community, and our place on earth

April 22, 2014
Robin, Vicki.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
607 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, & a family secret

April 22, 2014
Bailey, Catherine, 1960-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
753 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Originally published : New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.

Servants' hall : a real life Upstairs, downstairs romance

April 18, 2014
Powell, Margaret, 1907-1984.
Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013].
327 pages (large print) ; 29 cm.
Margaret Powell's Below Stairs, a former kitchen maid's firsthand account of life in the great houses of England, became a sensation among readers reveling in the luxury and elegant class warfare of Downton Abbey. In Servant's Hall, another warm and funny memoir of her days as a servant, Powell tells the true story of Rose, the Wardham family maid, who shocked people upstairs and downstairs by eloping with the family's only son, Mr. Gerald. As she went from rags to riches, Rose found herself caught up in a maelstrom of gossip among her fellow servants and subject to a rebuke from the master of the house: Mr. Wardham refused ever to have contact with the young couple again. Even after the couple left Redlands, the family home, and their marriage hit on bumpy times, Powell remembers thinking, "To us in the servants' hall, it was just like a fairy tale." Once again bringing that lost world to life, Margaret Powell trains her pen and her gimlet eye on the life she lived when families like the Crawleys of Downton Abbey and the Bellamys of Upstairs, Downstairs saved their firstborn sons for marriage to only the most perfect roses of English society. Margaret Powell was a true English treasure and Servants' Hall is Powell at her best.

Call girl confidential : an escort's secret life as an undercover agent

April 9, 2014
Kade, Rebecca.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
305 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

My gentle barn : creating a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope

April 7, 2014
Laks, Ellie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
445 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Things I've learned from dying : a book about life

April 7, 2014
Dow, David R.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Ava Gardner : the secret conversations

April 1, 2014
Evans, Peter, 1933 December 10-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
366 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. Born poor in rural North Carolina, Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window. Faithfully recording Ava's reminiscences in this book, Peter Evans describes their late-night conversations when Ava, having had something to drink and unable to sleep, was at her most candid. So candid, in fact, that when she read her own words, she backed out and halted the book. Only now, years after her death, could this frank and revealing memoir be published.

Happy, happy, happy : my life and legacy as the Duck Commander

March 31, 2014
Robertson, Phil, 1946-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
262 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. But Phil's eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky. Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction--leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed. Phil's incredible story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family.

Newtown : an American tragedy

March 24, 2014
Lysiak, Matthew.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
375 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth

March 24, 2014
Aslan, Reza.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, [2014].
559 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

My Venice and other essays

March 24, 2014
Leon, Donna, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
337 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty : Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About

March 11, 2014
Barry, Dave.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
239 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

An Amish miracle

March 11, 2014
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Always in my heart / by Mary Ellis -- Always His provision / by Ruth Reid -- Always beautiful / by Beth Wiseman -- Amish recipes.
In "Always In My Heart," Hope must confront the son she gave away fifteen years ago; in "Always His Providence," Rosa needs a miracle to pay the lien on her farm; and in "Always Beautiful," Becky reevaluates her life when she miraculously loses over one hundred pounds.

Outrageous fortune : growing up at Leeds Castle

March 11, 2014
Russell, Anthony, 1952-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
A view from the pram -- The castle way -- Son of sponge -- The launching of the ducks -- Hill House days -- On vacation -- Christmas and Crockett -- Conversation piece -- Paradise Island -- Boarding school -- Record roundabout -- A castle way letter -- The maiden's tower -- Terror at the gallop -- French connection -- Beatlemaniac -- Stowe versus home front -- Do what? -- Heaven and hell -- The unwary beneficiary -- The man at the gate.


March 10, 2014
Berg, A. Scott (Andrew Scott)
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
1143 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.

Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin

February 25, 2014
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
815 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital

February 25, 2014
Fink, Sheri.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
921 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

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