New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

September 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The road to character

August 31, 2015
Brooks, David, 1961-
Waterville, Maine. : Thorndike Press, [2015]
625 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

1920 : the year that made the decade roar

August 26, 2015
Burns, Eric.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
645 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest

August 26, 2015
Nordhaus, Hannah.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
527 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Slow dancing with a stranger : lost and found in the age of Alzheimer's

August 20, 2015
Comer, Meryl.
©2014
239 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York, NY : HarperOne, [2014]
"A profoundly personal, unflinching account of Meryl Comer's husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease that serves as a much-needed wake-up call to better understand and address a progressive and deadly affliction"-- Provided by publisher.

Rainbow in the cloud : the wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou

August 20, 2015
Angelou, Maya, author.
©2014
143 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Childhood & parenthood -- Black identity -- America -- Community & culture -- Love & relationships -- Art & literature -- Spirituality -- Grace -- Courage -- Emotions -- Self-esteem -- Living -- Womanhood.
"More than 200 of Dr. Angelou's most pivotal quotes organized in themed sections--from sage advice and beautiful stanzas to humorous quips and pointed observations--drawn from each of her published works and from her social media posts. Also featured are special words of wisdom she shared with her family, handpicked by her son, Guy Johnson"-- Provided by publisher.

Top dog : the story of marine hero Lucca

August 20, 2015
Goodavage, Maria, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
390 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The story of Marine K9 hero Lucca and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"-- Provided by publisher.

Head case : my brain and other wonders

August 12, 2015
Cohen, Cole.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The negotiator : a memoir

August 12, 2015
Mitchell, George J. (George John), 1933-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
653 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist

August 11, 2015
Kurkjian, Stephen A.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
395 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Reprint of: New York : PublicAffairs, 2015.

Chance of loving you : romance collection

August 10, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
For love of money / by Terri Blackstock -- The recipe / by Candace Calvert -- Hook, line & sinker / by Susan May Warren.

Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security

July 28, 2015
Kotlikoff, Laurence J.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2015]
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print lifestyles"--Title page verso.

Seeking serenity : the 10 new rules for health and happiness in the age of anxiety

July 28, 2015
Enayati, Amanda.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print lifestyles"--Title page verso.

Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying)

July 28, 2015
Gifford, Bill (Journalist)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, c2015.
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print lifestyles"--Title page verso.

The sugar smart diet : stop cravings and lose weight while still enjoying the sweets you love!

July 28, 2015
Alexander, Anne (Anne Adele)
©2013
443 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Includes index.
"Shrink your sugar belly"--Cover.
One nation, under sugar -- The three faces of sugar -- Anatomy of a sugar belly -- Understanding the attraction -- The sugar smart diet rules -- The sugar step-down : days 1-5 -- The tough love turnaround : phase 1 : days 6-11 -- Fruit feast! : phase 2 : days 12-18 -- A spoonful of (natural) sugar : phase 3 : days 19-25 -- Hello, sugar! : phase 4 : days 26-32 -- The sugar smart diet recipes -- The sugar smart workout.
A thirty-day guide to eliminating dietary sugar identifies its emotional and physiological consequences, reveals unexpected sources of sugar, and provides dozens of recipes.

Unforgettable : a son, a mother, and the lessons of lifetime

July 24, 2015
Simon, Scott, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
337 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When NPR's Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's ... meditations spread virally. Over the course of a few days, Simon chronicled his mother's death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love ... Spending their last days together in a hospital ICU, mother and son reflect on their lifetime's worth of memories, recounting stories laced with humor and exemplifying resilience"-- Provided by publisher.

A full life : reflections at ninety

July 24, 2015
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
421 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Archery and the race issue -- Navy years -- Back to Georgia -- Atlanta to Washington -- Life in the White House -- Issues mostly resolved -- Problems still pending -- Back home.
In this autobiography, President Carter "tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"--Amazon.com.

Between you & me : confessions of a comma queen

July 23, 2015
Norris, Mary (Editor)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
323 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The stranger she loved : a Mormon doctor, his beautiful wife, and an almost perfect murder

July 16, 2015
Hogan, Shanna.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
567 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
"In 2007, Dr. Martin MacNeill--a doctor, lawyer, and Mormon bishop--discovered his wife of 30 years dead in the bathtub of their Pleasant Grove, Utah home, her face bearing the scars of a facelift he persuaded her to undergo just a week prior. At first the death of 50-year-old Michele MacNeill, a former beauty queen and mother of eight, appeared natural. But days after the funeral when Dr. MacNeill moved his much younger mistress into the family home, his children grew suspicious. Conducting their own investigation into their mother's death, the MacNeill's daughters uncovered their father's multiple marital affairs, past criminal record, and falsified college transcripts he used to con his way into medical school. It would take six long years to solve the mystery of Michele's murder and secure a first-degree murder conviction against the once prominent doctor. Author Shanna Hogan delves into the high-profile case, unmasking the monster beneath the doctor's carefully concocted facade"-- Provided by publisher.

A new season : a Robertson family love story of brokenness and redemption

July 16, 2015
Robertson, Alan, 1965- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2015]
311 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The beardless brother -- A little boy with big responsibilities -- A girl named Lisa -- Mr. Pinecrest -- A rocky start -- Life spins out of control -- Free fall -- Starting over -- Together forever -- New blessings, new challenges -- We never doubted -- More joy, more pressure -- Dodging a bullet -- Real trouble -- Hitting bottom, looking up -- The healing begins -- Worth it -- Future seasons -- Appendix: Two keys to a dynamic marriage -- Questions for individual reflection or group discussion.
Alan and Lisa Robertson, members of America's favorite back woods family and the Duck Commander Clan, take on the topic of relationships as they share the secrets that saved their marriage.

Living with intent : my somewhat messy journey to purpose, peace, and joy

July 16, 2015
Chopra, Mallika.
©2015
309 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The path to intent -- Incubate -- Notice -- Trust -- Express -- Nurture -- Take action -- Living with intent.
"As a mom, wife, and social media entrepreneur, Mallika Chopra frequently wondered how she could possibly do one more thing. Like so many, she was taking lousy care of herself and having a difficult time finding richer meaning and purpose in each day, even though that was her business's mission. Living with Intent is a practical yet deeply personal look at her year-long journey to discover some workable answers. Along the way, she sat down with Andrew Weil, Eckhart Tolle, Gretchen Rubin, Marianne Williamson, Daniel Siegel, and others, who shared their valuable input and insight"-- Provided by publisher.

Bettyville : a memoir

July 15, 2015
Hodgman, George, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2015.
"Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs"--Verso t.p.
"When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town-crumbling but still colorful-to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. "-- Provided by publisher.

Three many cooks : one mom, two daughters : their shared stories of food, faith & family

July 15, 2015
Anderson, Pam, 1957-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs"--Verso t.p.
When the women behind the blog Three Many Cooks gather in the busiest room in the house, there are never too many cooks in the kitchen. Now cookbook author Pam Anderson and her daughters Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio blend reflections and well-loved recipes into one book.

Does this beach make me look fat?

July 15, 2015
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
395 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This five book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever. You will identify with these tales of guilt and fall in love with them and fierce (grand)Mother Mary." This sixth volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother-daughter duo"-- Provided by publisher.

Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs--a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder

June 22, 2015
Mezrich, Ben, 1969-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2015.

A Kim Jong-Il production : the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power

June 19, 2015
Fischer, Paul.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
645 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction"--Title page verso.

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