New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

August 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Great Mars Hill bank robbery

August 22, 2017
Chase, Ronald, 1947- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
295 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Camden, Maine : Down East Books, 2016.
"On November 12, 1971, Bernard Patterson, a much decorated Vietnam War hero, robbed the Northern National Bank in Mars Hill, Maine, escaping with $110,000. He evaded capture across the United States, Europe, and North Africa before finally surrendering to authorities in Scotland Yard after he had spent or given away most of the money"-- Provided by publisher.

Happy is the bride

August 22, 2017
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Kensington, 2017.
Man of honor / by Lori Wilde -- Getting saddled / by Cat Johnson -- Taming the sheriff / by Kate Pearce -- The wedding bet / by Janet Dailey.
"Stirring up all the romance and excitement a bride could hope for--plus a healthy dose of unforeseen shenanigans--four of today's most dazzling bestselling authors deliver the wedding of the year, where there's something (and someone) for everyone"-- Provided by publisher.

Mockingbird songs : Harper Lee : a friendship

August 22, 2017
Flynt, Wayne, 1940- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
224 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
"A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters, ... Wayne Flynt, and his wife"-- Provided by publisher.

Wedding toasts I'll never give

August 22, 2017
Calhoun, Ada, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
219 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which the first twenty years are the hardest.

The assault

August 21, 2017
501 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The revaling by Bill Myers -- Infestation by Frank Peretti -- Infiltration by Angela Hunt -- The fog by Alton Gansky.

Saving Charlotte : a mother and the power of intuition

August 8, 2017
Jong, Pia de, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Learning, [2017]
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"First published in Dutch by Prometheus (Amsterdam 2016) under the title CHARLOTTE."

A long way home

August 7, 2017
Brierley, Saroo, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
304 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Originally published in 2013.
"A Boy's Incredible Journey From India to Australia and Back Again"--Cover.
Remembering -- Getting lost -- Survival -- Salvation -- A new life -- My Mum's journey -- Growing up -- Resuming the search -- Finding home -- Meeting my mother -- Reconnection -- Reaching out -- Returning -- Epilogue.
"The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind"-- Provided by publisher.

Mask of the sun : the science, history and forgotten lore of eclipses

August 7, 2017
Dvorak, John (John J.), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
432 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York Pegasus Books, 2017.
"Both entertaining and authoritative, Mask of the Sun reveals the humanism behind the science of both lunar and solar eclipses. With insightful detail and vividly accessible prose, Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur--as well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America"-- Provided by publisher.

A life well played : my stories

August 4, 2017
Palmer, Arnold, 1929-2016, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2017]
248 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Golf -- Life -- Business -- The final lesson.
The golfing master reevaluates his many life experiences, sharing details about familiar stories while offering new anecdotes and his time-tested insights into relationships, business success, and living a life of integrity.

Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler

August 1, 2017
Henderson, Bruce B., 1946- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xvi, 662 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue: Germany 1938 -- Saving the children -- Escaping the Nazis -- A place to call home -- Camp Ritchie -- Going back -- Normandy -- The breakout -- Holland -- The forests -- Return to Deutschland -- The camps -- Denazification -- Going home.
As Jewish families were trying desperately to get out of Europe during the menacing rise of Hitler's Nazi party, some chose to send their young sons away to uncertain futures in America, perhaps never to see them again. As these boys became young men, they were determined to join the fight in Europe. Known as the Ritchie Boys, after the Maryland camp where they were trained, these army recruits knew what would happen to them if they were captured. Yet they leapt at the opportunity to be sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they collected key tactical intelligence on enemy strength, troop and armored movements, and defensive positions. A post-war army report found that nearly 60 percent of the credible intelligence gathered in Europe came from the Ritchie Boys. Drawing on original interviews and extensive archival research, Henderson vividly re-creates the stories of six of these men in an epic tale of heroism, courage, and patriotism that will not soon be forgotten. -- Back cover.

Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

July 31, 2017
Sandberg, Sheryl, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
366 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void," she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart -- and her journal--to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Publisher.

The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living

July 25, 2017
Wiking, Meik, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2017.
341 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.

Simply clean : the proven method for keeping your home organized, clean, and beautiful in just 10 minutes a day

July 25, 2017
Rapinchuk, Becky. author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm.

Ageproof : living longer without running out of money or breaking a hip

July 25, 2017
Chatzky, Jean Sherman, 1964- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
643 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

Woolly : the true story of the quest to revive one of history's most iconic extinct creatures

July 25, 2017
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2017]
367 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?

July 25, 2017
Krauss, Lawrence M., 1954-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
519 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1: Genesis. From the armoire to the cave ; Seeing in the dark ; Through a glass, lightly ; There, and back again ; A stitch in time ; The shadows of reality ; A universe stranger than fiction ; A wrinkle in time ; Decay and rubble ; From here to eternity : shedding light on the sun -- Part 2: Exodus. Desperate times and desperate measure ; March of the titans ; Endless forms most beautiful : symmetry strikes back ; Cold, stark reality : breaking bad or beautiful? ; Living inside a superconductor ; The bearable heaviness of being : symmetry broken, physics fixed -- Part 3: Revelation. The wrong place at the right time ; The fog lifts ; Free at last ; Spanking the vacuum ; Gothic cathedrals of the twenty-first century ; More questions than answers ; From a beer party to the end of time ; Cosmic humility.
An award-winning theoretical physicist traces the dramatic discovery of the counterintuitive world of reality, explaining how readers can shift their perspectives to gain greater understandings of our individual roles in the universe. --Publisher.

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women

July 25, 2017
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
729 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West

July 14, 2017
Clavin, Thomas, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
613 pages (large print), 17 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Tuesday's promise : one veteran, one dog, and their bold quest to change lives

July 13, 2017
Montalván, Luis Carlos, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
459 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Introduction: High flier -- Part I. Road warriors -- Part II. Will and desire -- New Year's resolution -- Telling Papá -- Going in -- Under the knife -- Moving out -- El Paso -- Getting fitted -- Dog fight -- Try on -- Test drive -- Part III. Paws forward -- Older and wiser -- Successor dog -- Special delivery -- Mad dash -- Homecoming -- Conclusion: Friends forever -- Afterword.
"As former U.S. Army captain Montalván recounted in Until Tuesday, upon returning home from Iraq he was rescued from pain and post-traumatic stress disorder by golden retriever Tuesday. That memoir sold 300,000 copies, so expect good things from this account of how he and Tuesday take healing to the larger veteran community"--Provided by publisher.

An Amish summer : four novellas

July 13, 2017
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
531 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
A reunion in Pinecraft / by Shelley Shepard Gray -- Summer storms / by Amy Clipston -- Lakeside love / by Kathleen Fuller -- Sweet kiss / by Kelly Irvin.

Strangers tend to tell me things : a memoir of love, loss, and coming home

July 12, 2017
Dickinson, Amy, author.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville --America's most popular advice columnist, -Ask Amy, - shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love. By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this moving narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off. Exploring central themes of romance, death, parenting, self-care, and spiritual awakening, this touching and heartfelt homage speaks to all who have faced challenges in the wake of life's twists and turns. From finding love in middle-age to her storied experience with stepparenting to overcoming disordered eating to her final moments spent with her late mother, Dickinson's trademark humorous tone delivers punch and wit that will empower, entertain, and heal.

I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool

July 12, 2017
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
387 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
The bestselling and perennially hilarious mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard.

No barriers : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon

June 26, 2017
Weihenmayer, Erik.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press , 2017
809 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Vision -- The dream factory -- Blind summit -- Alchemy -- Déséquilibre -- The bucket's Champion -- Leading the way --Anita, my way -- A grain of sand --The adventure glutton -- Arjun's playground -- "Not my yak!" -- The gates of Lodore -- Bath towels and packing tape -- Soldiers to summits -- The open-heart policy -- Whirlpools -- Eighteen clicks -- The other blind guy -- The blindest man in the world -- Eddied out -- Smile -- The weight of water -- Flow -- Lava.
Erik Weihenmayer presents an exhilarating adventure story of arduous mountain climbing and whitewater kayaking, but he also offers broader life lessons. A wonderful tribute to the greatness of the human spirit.

Spirit of the horse : a celebration in fact and fable

June 26, 2017
Shatner, William author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The four-legged Olympian -- Tachyhippodamia / William J. Powell -- My first time -- Experience of two boys in managing horses, with many anecdotes of quadrupedal intelligence / Thomas W. Knox -- The winged horse -- Pegasus, the horse who could fly / Carolyn Sherwin Bailey -- The horse and the olive / James Baldwin -- The horse, hunter, and stag / Aesop -- The world is a carousel -- The fox and the horse / the Brothers Grimm -- The black horse / Joseph Jacobs -- Alexander and Bucephalus -- The war horse of alexander / edited by Andrew Lang -- Of war horses, or destriers / Michel de Montaigne -- Wild horses -- Gulliver's travels / Jonathan Swift -- Horsing around on the set -- The horseman in the sky / Ambrose Bierce -- The mind of the horse -- Mr. Stiver's horse / James Montgomery Bailey -- The horse as hero ... not -- Don't look a gift-horse in the mouth / Harry Graham -- My great day -- Samuel Cowles and his horse royal / Eugene Field -- To horse / Frances and Gertrude Warner -- Blind faith -- "White dandy"; or, master and I / Velma Caldwell Melville -- The stable as cathedral -- A race horse that paid a church debt / Clarence Louis Cullen -- The reign of the reining horse -- Only the mare / Alfred E. T. Watson -- Little Sure Shot -- The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, the famous hunter, scout and guide, an autobiography / William F. Cody -- The Blue Grass Seminary girls' vacation adventures; or, Shirley Willing to the rescue / Carolyn Judson Burnett -- Born in the saddle -- How the old horse won the bet / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Four horses and a sailor / Jack London -- The uncertainty factor -- A military steeple-chase / Captain R. Bird Thompson -- Our horses, our selves -- "Whooping" a race-horse under the wire / Clarence Louis Cullen -- The spirituality of the horse.
"From his first time riding as a child, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether he is in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, his bond with these majestic animals is deep. For decades he has sought to share his joy--with children, veterans, those with disabilities, and many more--through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. And here, he brings that same joy to his fans and readers. In Spirit of the Horse, the Star Trek and Boston Legal legend speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others.

Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights

June 23, 2017
Levingston, Steven, author.
xiii, 768 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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