New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

March 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All who go do not return : a memoir

March 23, 2015
Deen, Shulem, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2015.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world--only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression--turning on the radio--is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.

Ghosts : a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof

March 20, 2015
Clarke, Roger.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
587 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published under title: A natural history of ghosts : 500 years of hunting for proof. London : Particular Books, 2012.

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II

March 20, 2015
Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
657 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print nonfiction"--Title page verso.

The map of heaven : how science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife

March 20, 2015
Alexander, Eben.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
251 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Girl in the dark : a memoir

March 20, 2015
Lyndsey, Anna.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
321 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Also published: New York : Doubleday, 2015.

Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything

March 13, 2015
Ehrenreich, Barbara, author.
New York : Twelve, Hachette Book Group, 2014.
xvi, 334 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The situation -- Typing practice -- The trees step out of the forest -- A land without details -- All, all alone -- Encounter in Lone Pine -- Breakdown -- Anomalous oscillations -- Suicide and guilt -- Joining the species -- Return to the quest -- The nature of the other.
In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence. She set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of mystical experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.

GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love

March 13, 2015
Barrett, Duncan, author.
New York : HarperLuxe , an imprint of harperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
474 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"-- Provided by publisher.

Daring : my passages : a memoir

March 13, 2015
Sheehy, Gail, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
675 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
The Pygmalion years. Do I dare? -- Crossroads of a million private lives -- False starts -- Deceptions -- Seduction at the Algonquin -- Love and death in the year America came apart -- Failing up -- The New York family -- "I'll make you a star" -- Hiding out at Woodstock -- Playing house -- Fear of feminism -- Women helping women -- Redpants and regrets -- Secret of Grey Gardens -- Fighting Irish women -- Kissinger and the kitchen wars -- Stepping off the pedestal -- The passages years. Lovebirds -- Birthing Passages -- Fear of failure or fear of success? -- Fatal attraction -- Power fever -- Murdoch makes his move -- For the love of editors -- The mission that found me -- Separations -- Discovering Mohm -- A passage for keeps -- Finding a new voice at Vanity Fair -- Start-ups -- Two who changed the world -- The silent passage -- Lions and toads -- The bonus years. The happiness prescription -- The Hillary decade -- Recurrence -- New millennium, new baby -- Losing Clay -- Losing myself -- All that jazz -- Coming back.
The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir--a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.

Play on : now, then & Fleetwood Mac, the autobiography

March 13, 2015
Fleetwood, Mick, author.
435 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
GMD: large print.
The old mill -- High times on Carnaby Street -- Jenny -- The Bluesbreakers -- And away we go -- Flight of the green god -- A house becomes a home -- A series of beginnings -- Falling into place -- The 'white' album -- Things fall apart -- Rumours -- I know I'm not wrong -- Just tell me that you want me -- A stranger in a strange land -- Isn't it midnight? -- There and back again -- My partner, my friend -- It's good to be back -- Conclusion: I sold my soul to the company store.
Mick Fleetwood has been a member of the ever-evolving Fleetwood Mac, one of the world's most successful and adored bands, for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of his life as one of music's greatest drummers and bandleaders, the cofounder of the deeply loved supergroup that bears his name and that of his bandmate and lifelong friend John McVie. Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac's raucous history, describing the highs and lows of being in the band that Fleetwood was determined to keep together.--From publisher description.

Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid

March 13, 2015
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York, NY : FaithWords, 2014.
x, 316 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Say good-bye to fear -- Right and wrong fear -- The source of fear -- Phobias -- Cultivating courage -- Insecurity -- Keep your eyes on the prize -- The creative power of fear and faith -- The fear of lack -- The fear of losing control -- The fear of not being wanted -- The fear of being inadequate -- I am afraid I am not doing enough -- The fear of man -- The fear of the unknown -- The fear of making mistakes -- The fear of God's anger and judgment -- The fear of intimacy -- Are you passing your fears on to your children? -- The fear of death -- Do it afraid! -- Scriptures to help you overcome fear -- Scriptures about the power of faith.
Uses personal insight and passages from scripture to encourage Christians to conquer fear through faith in God and live a life of courage.

Internet driver's license : begin by learning the parts of your computer, move through the Internet basics, and finish with email

March 9, 2015
Eastlake, Ohio : Web Wise Seniors, c2011.
xii, 160 p. (large print) : ill. ; 28 cm.

The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

March 6, 2015
Hobbs, Jeff, 1980-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
659 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

March 6, 2015
McPherson, James M.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
We must prepare for a long war -- Winter of discontent -- War so gigantic -- The clouds are dark over us -- We should take the initiative -- We must beat Sherman -- The last resort.
From the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy shows how Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force and, like no other chief executive in American history, exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy.

Live right and find happiness (although beer is much faster) : life lessons and other ravings from Dave Barry

March 5, 2015
Barry, Dave.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
237 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

I forgot to remember : a memoir of amnesia

March 5, 2015
Meck, Su.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
351 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This Center Point Large Print edition is published in the year 2014 by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc."
"Su Meck offers a view from the inside of a terrible injury, with the hope that her story will help give other brain injury sufferers and their families the resolve and courage to build their lives anew. Piercing, heartbreaking, but finally uplifting, this is the true story of a woman determined to live life on her own terms"-- Provided by publisher.

Signed, sealed, delivered : celebrating the joys of letter writing

March 5, 2015
Sankovitch, Nina.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Sankovitch goes on a quest through the history of letters to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten letter, examining not only historical letters but also the letters in epistolary novels, her husband's love letters, and dozens more sources. Sankovitch reminds us that the letters we write are as important as the ones we wait for"-- Provided by publisher.

12 years a slave

March 5, 2015
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Originally published in the U.S. by Derby and Miller in 1853."--Title page verso.
Memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Margarita Wednesdays : making a new life by the Mexican Sea

March 5, 2015
Rodriguez, Deborah, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
414 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
"A memoir"--Jacket.
"Deborah Rodriquez's memoir of her journey of self-discovery and renewal after she was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007"-- Provided by publisher.

The priority list : a teacher's final quest to discover life's greatest lessons

March 5, 2015
Menasche, David.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
223 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Touchstone, 2013.
"Based on a beloved teacher's most popular lesson, a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?"-- Provided by publisher.

The big tiny : a built-it-myself memoir

March 5, 2015
Williams, Dee (Builder)
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
303 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Happy enough -- Southeast State Park -- The drive -- Torsades -- A moment of genius while waiting -- Tiny house man -- Fear and logic -- Anthropology 101 -- Dream big, build small -- Blondie on the roof -- Who cares if I appear foolish? -- Hobo-a-go-go -- There goes the neighborhood -- Modern conveniences -- Slack line -- A six-inch drop hitch -- Keeping the peace -- Broke butt mountain -- One more thing.
"A personal memoir about downsizing and the author's experience building her own home and living the minimalist lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.

A wolf called Romeo

March 5, 2015
Jans, Nick, 1955- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014]
399 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
"The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska"-- Provided by publisher.

The madwoman in the Volvo : my year of raging hormones

March 5, 2015
Loh, Sandra Tsing, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
318 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Prologue: gloomings -- Burning woman -- Bridges -- Menopause, old -- Menopause, new -- Life in the (happiness) projects -- Gym dandy -- A brief discussion of manopause -- Parenting adolescents during perimenopause, or medieval times -- Bench warrant for my father's arrest -- Losing it -- The shit hits the fan -- Couples therapy round 117 -- Rental dog -- House cat -- The sudden death of my father -- The caregiver's journey -- Ladies of the lake -- The great retreat -- Dinner at home -- Dr. Valerie -- The wisdom of menopause -- The contents of my in-box -- Turning fifty -- Old lady running -- Menopause tips.
"A hilarious memoir of middle age"-- Provided by publisher.

We make beer : inside the spirit and artistry of America's craft brewers

March 5, 2015
Lewis, Sean, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2014.
Sean Lewis was living in Boston when he first set foot inside the Blue Hills Brewery. He was writing for BeerAdvocate magazine about America's craft brewers, and the then-fledgling Blue Hills was his first assignment. Lewis was immediately struck by the spirit of the brewers he met there. That visit would lead him first to an intensive study of beer-brewing, and later to a nation-spanning journey into the heart -- and the art -- of American beer making. What Lewis found along the way was a group of like-minded craftsmen -- creators who weren't afraid to speak their minds, who saw their competitors as cherished friends. A group who takes sheer joy in their work, and who seeks the same kind of balance in their lives as they do in the barrels they brew. He shared pints with pioneering upstarts like Paul and Kim Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing Company, and talked shop with craft beer stalwarts like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and bombastic innovators like Greg Koch (the "Arrogant Bastard" behind Stone Brewing Co.). He found, in them and others, a community that puts its soul into its work, people who see beer-making as an extension of themselves. We Make Beer is not just a celebration of American brewing, but of the spirit that binds brewers together. It's about what you can discover in yourself when you put your hands and your heart into crafting the perfect pint.

There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

February 24, 2015
Shields, Brooke, 1965-
633 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy

February 24, 2015
Miles, Kathryn, 1974-
591 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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