New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

November 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A fine romance : [a memoir]

November 24, 2015
Bergen, Candice, 1946- author.
551 pages (large print) : photographs ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
The arrival -- Louis at last -- The cutest cactus -- Murphy: Mike Wallace in a dress -- Time marshes on -- Au revoir l'enfant.
"Candice Bergen shares the big events in her life: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom"-- Provided by publisher.

Love in every stitch : stories of knitting and healing

November 24, 2015
Gant, Lee.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
271 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Berkeley, California : Viva Editions, 2015.
"Master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting to comfort and calm, heal and renew"-- Provided by publisher.

Out came the sun : overcoming the legacy of mental illness, addiction, and suicide in my family

November 24, 2015
Hemingway, Mariel.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
391 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A moving, compelling memoir about growing up and escaping the tragic legacy of mental illness, suicide, addiction, and depression in one of America's most famous families: the Hemingways"-- Provided by publisher.

Reagan : the life

November 13, 2015
Brands, H. W.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
1181 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bastards : a memoir

November 13, 2015
King, Mary Anna, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
367 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue -- PART ONE. Jersey -- The day the music died -- Marigold Court -- Scars -- The secondhand washing machine -- Bringing Becky back -- Leaving Jersey -- PART TWO. Oklahoma -- Reflections -- Telling stories -- Discipline -- Things you can tell just by looking -- The debt -- Wake up -- PART THREE. Found -- Hammered -- Like a hole in my head -- Good daughter -- Rebekah two -- Join the club -- Quarter-life crisis -- Requiem -- Meeting Lesley.
"'A stirring, vividly told story of a young woman's quest to find the family she lost . . . an impressive debut' -- Peter Balakian. Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was sent away, too. Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she's sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she had to leave behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again. Moving, haunting, and at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about finding one's family and oneself"-- Provided by publisher.

Autumn brides : a year of weddings novella collection

November 13, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A gift from Bob

November 13, 2015
Bowen, James, 1979-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2015.
197 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Vigilance : my life serving America and protecting its Empire City

November 13, 2015
Kelly, Raymond W., 1941- author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2015.
467 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- City kid -- Battlefields -- On the job -- Taking command -- Crime waves -- Haitian heat -- Federal time -- Fighting chance -- Then everything changed -- Long shot mayor -- Building the team -- Crime fighters -- Bulking up -- Terror never sleeps -- Target tower -- Reasonable suspicion -- Running against the police -- Onward.
"Two-time New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly opens up about his remarkable life, taking us inside fifty years of law enforcement leadership, offering chilling stories of terrorist plots after 9/11, and sharing his candid insights into the challenges and controversies cops face today. The son of a milkman and a Macy's dressing room checker, Ray Kelly grew up on New York City's Upper West Side, a middle-class neighborhood where Irish and Puerto Rican kids played stickball and tussled in the streets. He entered the police academy and served as a marine in Vietnam, living and fighting by the values that would carry him through a half century of leadership-justice, decisiveness, integrity, courage, and loyalty. Kelly soared through the NYPD ranks in decades marked by poverty, drugs, civil unrest, and a murder rate that, at its peak, spiked to over two thousand per year. Kelly came to be known as a tough leader, a fixer who could go into a troubled precinct and clean it up. That reputation catapulted him into his first stint as commissioner, under Mayor David Dinkins, where Kelly oversaw the police response to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and spearheaded programs that would help usher in the city's historic drop in crime. Eight years later, in the chaotic wake of the 9/11 attacks, newly elected mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Kelly to be NYC's top cop once again. After a decade working with Interpol, serving as undersecretary of the Treasury for enforcement, overseeing U.S. Customs, and commanding an international police force in Haiti, Kelly understood that New York's security was synonymous with our national security. Believing that the city could not afford to rely solely on "the feds," he succeeded in transforming the NYPD from a traditional police department into a resource-rich counterterrorism-and-intelligence force. In this vital memoir, Kelly reveals the inside stories of his life in the hot seat of "the capital of the world"-from the terror plots that nearly brought a city to its knees to his dealings with politicians, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama as well as Mayors Rudolph Giuliani, Bloomberg, and Bill DeBlasio. He addresses criticisms and controversies like the so-called stop-question-and-frisk program and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and offers his insights into the challenges that have recently consumed our nation's police forces, even as the need for vigilance remains as acute as ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Being Nixon : a man divided

November 13, 2015
Thomas, Evan, 1951-
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
xvi, 862 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: The fatalistic optimist -- Part I. The striver -- Lives of great men remind us -- Pat and Dick -- The greenest congressman -- Rock 'em, sock 'em -- Checkers -- "El gringo tiene cajones" -- Jack -- Over the wall we go -- The new Nixon -- October surprise -- Part II. At the mountaintop -- "He loves being P!" -- Statesman and mad man -- "Need for joy" -- Silent majority -- The movie goer -- Hippies and hardhats -- Department of dirty tricks -- Father of the bride -- "Blow the safe" -- Part III. The fall -- Big plays -- Speak quietly -- Triumph and tragedy -- "An exciting prospect" -- Peace at last -- Ides of March -- Praying not to wake up -- Saturday Night Massacre -- "I hope I haven't let you down" -- "Richard! Wake up!" -- Elder statesman -- Epilogue: Rise again.
What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Thomas tackles this question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear. He reveals the contradictions of a leader whose vision and foresight led him to achieve détente with the Soviet Union and reestablish relations with communist China, but whose underhanded political tactics taint his reputation.

Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship

November 13, 2015
Kurson, Robert, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
xvi, 409 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"-- Provided by publisher.

It's good to be queen : becoming as bold, gracious, and wise as the Queen of Sheba

November 13, 2015
Higgs, Liz Curtis, author.
320 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.

Destiny : step into your purpose

November 13, 2015
Jakes, T. D., author.
New York : Faith Words, 2015.
xiii, 349 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Instinct plus purpose equals destiny -- There is more -- Order your steps toward destiny -- Destiny is spelled P-R-I-O-R-I-T-I-Z-E -- Focus--decide what deserves you -- For destiny's sake, do you! -- Maybe it's time for a rest -- Time flies even when you're not having fun -- Keep the destiny vision -- Put a stop to what's stopping you -- Learn from the destiny of others -- Failure is not the end of destiny -- Destiny demands a curious mind -- Distractions destroy destiny -- Hear destiny's voice -- Exposed to destiny -- Destiny demands courage.
"We all have a destiny. Finding the courage to drive past the challenges, pains, and even the shortcuts of life to the deeper purpose of living is to thrive in one's divine destiny. Most people have sensed destiny pulling them to just the right place or person. Whether it is the spouse you meet, or the children you bear, or the promotion you receive, everyone has a purpose to pursue. Sometimes it is understanding our destiny that helps us accept what on the surface appears to be failure. In DESTINY, T.D. Jakes shares insight to help readers play the roles they were designed for. Expanding on his #1 bestseller Instinct, Jakes reveals that instinct is the first step to the destiny that awaits" -- provided by publisher.

The mind connection : how the thoughts you choose affect your mood, behavior, and decisions

November 13, 2015
Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
New York, NY : FaithWords, 2015.
x, 311 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
How your thoughts affect your outlook on life -- How your thought affect the world around you -- How your thoughts affect your physical and emotional health -- How your thoughts affect your walk with God.
"Joyce Meyer expands on the wisdom of her bestselling books 'Battlefield of the Mind' and 'Power Thoughts' to explain how to improve the quality of your thoughts and your life. She explores the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes, so that you can develop and maintain the right mind-set to overcome every challenge you face. Through practical advice and scriptural insights, Joyce will help you learn to think with purpose, gain greater confidence, and claim the joyful life you were meant to lead"--Jacket.

Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France

November 13, 2015
Kershaw, Alex.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
x, 426 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11--American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette--joined the French resistance, they knew the stakes were extraordinarily high. They would be risking not only their own lives but that of their only child, twelve-year-old Phillip. Toquette agreed to allow the Goelette network of the resistance to use their home as a drop box for vital information en route to Britain. As D-Day neared, the noose began to tighten.

Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town

November 13, 2015
Krakauer, Jon, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2015]
568 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Allison -- Before the law sits a gatekeeper -- Unwanted attention -- Scales of justice -- Trial by jury -- Aftershocks.
The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is typical. Krakauer's devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.

A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope

November 13, 2015
Brokaw, Tom.
New York : Random House Large Print, c2015.
257 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
After a career in journalism culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change--a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.

Better than before : mastering the habits of our everyday lives

October 29, 2015
Rubin, Gretchen, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals"-- Provided by publisher.

In order to live : a North Korean girl's journey to freedom

October 29, 2015
Park, Yeonmi, 1993-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
417 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die--from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist--all before her 21st birthday"--From Penguin Random House website.

Lessons from Tara : life advice from the world's most brilliant dog

October 29, 2015
Rosenfelt, David, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
301 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rosenfelt's latest work of nonfiction has a slightly misleading title; although Tara, the author's first dog, takes center stage, other dogs--a handful of the hundreds the author and his wife have taken in over the years--do make some appearances. The book's theme is pretty straightforward: here are some of the things I've learned about myself through my dogs. Grieving after Tara's death, for example, allowed Rosenfelt to open up a more emotional side of himself; other dogs have shown him how to cope with stress, how to put others ahead of himself, how to exist in a seriously hectic environment (his house is always full of dogs), how to find the small joys in a busy day, how to manage with a lack of sleep, and more"--Booklist

H is for hawk

October 29, 2015
Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Patience -- Lost -- Small worlds -- Mr White -- Holding tight -- The box of stars -- Invisibility -- The Rembrandt interior -- The rite of passage -- Darkness -- Leaving home -- Outlaws -- Alice, falling -- The line -- For whom the bell -- Rain -- Heat -- Flying free -- Extinction -- Hiding -- Fear -- Apple day -- Memorial -- Drugs -- Magical places -- The flight of time -- The new world -- Winter histories -- Enter spring -- The moving earth.
When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.

Happy is the new healthy : 31 ways to relax, let go, and enjoy life now!

October 28, 2015
Romanelli, David.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
221 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

There's more to life than this : healing messages, remarkable stories, and insight about the other side from the Long Island medium

October 28, 2015
Caputo, Theresa, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
353 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Blending together personal stories, compelling anecdotes, and client readings, the star of TLC's "Long Island Medium" shares her world and her gift of communicating with those who have crossed over to the other side.

Triumph of the heart : forgiveness in an unforgiving world

October 28, 2015
Bettencourt, Megan Feldman.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The outsider : my life in intrigue

October 14, 2015
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Big magic : creative living beyond fear

October 14, 2015
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
299 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Coming September 22nd From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy"-- Provided by publisher.

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