New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

January 18, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The accomplice

January 17, 2020
Kanon, Joseph, author.
©2019
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz--nor the face of Dr. Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Maxs family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America, where leaders like Argentina's Juan Perón gave them safe harbor and new identities. With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley--an American CIA desk analyst--to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him, and bring him back to Germany to stand trial. Unable to deny Max, Aaron travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a city where Nazis thrive in plain sight, mingling with Argentine high society. He ingratiates himself with Ottos alluring but wounded daughter, whom hes convinced is hiding her father. Enlisting the help of a German newspaper reporter, an Israeli agent, and the obliging CIA station chief in Buenos Aires, he hunts for Otto--a complicated monster, unexpectedly human but still capable of murder if cornered. Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice"--Provided by publisher.

The braid

January 17, 2020
Colombani, Laetitia, 1976- author.
©2019
253 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published in 2017 as La tresse by Éditions Grasser & Fasquelle, Paris.
"In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth. In Sicily, Giulia works in her father's wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She washes, bleaches, and dyes the hair provided by the city's hairdressers, which is now in short supply. But when her father is the victim of a serious accident, she discovers that the company's financial situation is dire. Now she must find a way to save her family's livelihood. In Canada, Sarah is a successful lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three children whose identity is wrapped up in her work. Just as she expects a big promotion, her life is shattered when she's diagnosed with cancer. These women find their lives intertwined by a single object and become connected across cultures, across backgrounds, and across borders"--Provided by publisher.

The bright unknown

January 17, 2020
Younts, Elizabeth Byler, author.
©2019
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Pennsylvania, 1940s. The only life Brighton Friedrich has ever known is the one she has endured within the dreary walls of Riverside Home—the rural asylum where she was born. A nurse, Joann, has educated and raised Brighton, whose mother is a patient at the hospital. But Joann has also kept vital information from Brighton—secrets that if ever revealed would illuminate Brighton's troubling past and the circumstances that confine her to Riverside. Brighton’s best friend is a boy she calls Angel, and as they grow up together and face the bleak future that awaits them, they determine to make a daring escape. Nothing can prepare Brighton and Angel for life beyond Riverside's walls. They have no legal identities, very little money, and only a few leads toward a safe place to land. As they struggle to survive in a world they’ve never seen before, they must rely on each other and the kindness of strangers—some of whom may prove more dangerous than the asylum they’ve fled."--Back cover.

The cold way home

January 17, 2020
Keller, Julia, author.
©2019
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Deep in the woods just outside Acker's Gap, West Virginia, rises a ragged chunk of what was once a high stone wall. This is all that remains of Wellwood, a psychiatric hospital for the poor that burned to the ground decades ago. And it is here that Bell Elkins - prosecutor turned private investigator - makes a grim discovery while searching for a missing teenager: A dead body, marred by a ghastly wound that can only mean murder. To solve the mystery of what happened in these woods where she played as a child, Bell and her partners - former sheriff Nick Fogelsong and former deputy Jake Oakes - must confront the tangled history of Wellwood and its dark legacy, while each grapples with a private torment."--Provided by publisher.

Collateral damage

January 17, 2020
Eason, Lynette, author.
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2020.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
After her time in the military, psychiatrist Brooke Adams want to focus on helping civilians. However, she agrees to meet with former soldier Asher James, who is suffering from post-war nightmares. When Asher arrives at Brooke's office, she isn't there -- but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher comforts her. Now she's worried about her unprofessional reaction, and he's not sure about sharing his fears with such a beautiful woman. But when it becomes clear that Brooke was the real target of the attack -- and that her secrets go even deeper than his own -- Asher vows to protect her no matter what.

Drive your plow over the bones of the dead

January 17, 2020
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- author.
©2019
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"First published as Prowadź swój píug przez kości umarfych by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków
A provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, and autonomy and fate. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .

The first mistake

January 17, 2020
Jones, Sandie, author.
©2019
499 pages (large print) : 23 cm.
Believing she has finally achieved happiness in her second marriage, children and best friendship with the most loyal woman she has ever known, Alice turns suspicious when her husband and best friend start disappearing for extended times.

A home for Hannah

January 17, 2020
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2018
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Fifteen years. That's how long it's been since Hannah McLean set foot in the Amish community where she was raised. Through it all her heart has never forgotten Pontotoc-or Aaron Zook, her first love. Now widowed, and left with little more than her hurting teenager and her prayers, she returns home, even knowing she and her son may be turned away. When Aaron learns Hannah has returned, he nearly falls to his knees. He's a strong man, but lately the care of his three motherless children and family land have been more than he can handle. Now providence has delivered the first woman he loved, and with her, the rush of feelings they once shared. But will his simple, removed way of life leave Hannah longing for something more, or can they begin anew, finding a new way forward together?"--Provided by publisher.

Hope's highest mountain

January 17, 2020
Beller, Misty M, author.
©2019
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In 1886, Ingrid Chastain is en route to deliver vaccines to a Montana mining town when an accident leaves her alone and injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man, she's hesitant to trust him, but the journey ahead will change their lives." --Provided by publisher.

Lady Clementine

January 17, 2020
Benedict, Marie, author.
©2019.
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes a reading group guide with discussion questions and a conversations with the author.
"In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war--and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies."--Back cover.

A precious gift

January 17, 2020
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
©2019
253 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Kyle Lambright has fallen hard for Gabrielle Allison Ferrara. After all, she's beautiful, smart, and kind. There's just one problem--his Amish family will never allow him to date an Englischer. Can Kyle break with tradition for true love, or will he stay with his family?"--Provided by publisher.

The remaking

January 17, 2020
Chapman, Clay McLeod, author.
©2019
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot's Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot's Creek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them-until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft, both mother and daughter are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise's burial site is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses. Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it's told around a campfire by a man forever marked by his boyhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast Amber Pendleton as Jessica in a '70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot's Creek. Amber's experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the '90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt. Amber's best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracks her down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeem her-or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again . . "--Provided by publisher.

Someone to remember

January 17, 2020
Balogh, Mary, author.
©2019
231 pages (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm.
"Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Riverdale, never questioning the web of solitude she has spun for herself. But her quiet, ordered life unravels when a dashing gentleman from her past reappears, threatening to charm his way into her heart yet again. Charles Sawyer, Viscount Dirkson, does not expect to face Matilda Westcott thirty-six years after their failed romance. Moreover, he does not expect decades-old feelings to emerge at the very sight of her. Charles is determined to crack the hard exterior Matilda has built up because he will not losing her once again"--Backcover.

The southern side of paradise

January 17, 2020
Woodson Harvey, Kristy, author.
©2019
471 pages (large print) : 23 cm.
"With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can't help but feel like it's all a little too good to be true. Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can't quite put her finger on is worrying her--and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare. When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff--one who has the potential to wreck Ansley's happiness and one who could tear Emerson's world apart--everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing th"--Provided by publisher.

Tin badges

January 17, 2020
Carcaterra, Lorenzo, author.
©2019
435 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A top NYPD detective is pulled out of retirement to take down a notorious drug dealer. But when cracking the case means involving his computer-whiz nephew, will he risk the only family he's ever had?

The wives

January 17, 2020
Fisher, Tarryn, author.
©2019
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Imagine that your husband has two other wives. None of you know each other, and due to this unconventional arrangement, you can only see him once a week. But you love him so much you don't care. Then, one day, you find a note with the name Hannah on it. Unable to help yourself, you track her down, and, under false pretenses, strike up a friendship. When Hannah shows up to your coffee dates with bruises, you realize she's being abused by her husband--who, of course, is also your husband. But you've never known him to be violent. Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life? And who is his mysterious third wife?"--Back cover.

The widow of Rose House

January 17, 2020
Biller, Diana, author.
©2019
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"It's 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to return to New York to make a fresh start, restoring Liefdehuis, a dilapidated Hyde Park mansion, and hopefully her reputation at the same time. However, fresh starts aren't as easy as they seem, as Alva discovers when stories of a haunting at Liefdehuis begin to reach her. But Alva doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the eccentric and brilliant professor Samuel Moore appears and informs her that he can get to the bottom of the mystery that surrounds Liefdehuis, she turns him down flat. She doesn't need any more complications in her life--especially not a handsome, convention-flouting, scandal-raising one like Sam. Unfortunately, though Alva is loath to admit it, Sam, a pioneer in electric lighting and a member of the nationally-adored Moore family of scientists, is the only one who can help. Together, the two delve into the tragic secrets wreathing Alva's new home while Sam attempts to unlock Alva's history--and her heart."--Provided by publisher.

An Amish wedding feast on Ice Mountain

January 17, 2020
Long, Kelly, author.
©2019
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Since the moment her father died, Beth Mast has devoted body and soul to the care of her stepmother and stepsister-cooking, cleaning, and caring for their animals. So her friend Lucy's wedding to the eldest King brother offers a welcome respite. Shy and unaware of her beauty, Beth harbors a secret sadness she hopes no one can see. But at this gathering she's on display: her assigned escort happens to be the handsomest bachelor in their Amish community. Newly returned to Ice Mountain, Ransom King has no interest in the maedels pursuing him. Haunted by events during his five-year apprenticeship in Ohio, he's startled to find a kindred spirit in Beth, whose dutiful ways can't mask her inner glow. Ransom longs to show her how much she deserves happiness, though his own troubled history holds him back. It will take Ransom's feisty Aenti Ruth and her ragtag menagerie to entice these two guarded hearts to open to love"--Provided by publisher.

Darkwater truth

January 17, 2020
Caroll, Robin, author.
©2019
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Adelaide Fountaine, general manager, is enthusiastically renovating parts of the Darkwater Inn. Her intentions come to a screeching halt when a skeleton is found behind a makeshift wall-an axe beside it. Something ghastly from the past has come back to haunt the Darkwater Inn. As Adelaide works alongside owner Dimitri Pampalon and Detective Beau Savoie, the two men who have been pursuing her heart, she learns the eerie death has tentacles that reach deep into the seedy past of both the Darkwater Inn and the evil underground of New Orleans. The past and the present collide as the stakes are upped-not only for Adelaide's heart, but for her very life and her father's life as well. The threats are deadly, the coils of evil are tightening around everyone involved, and they are more powerful than anyone could have ever imagined"--Provided by publisher.

Seconds to live

January 17, 2020
Sleeman, Susan, author.
©2019
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When cybercriminals hack into the U.S. Marshal's Witness Protection database and auction off personal details to the highest bidder, FBI Agent Sean Nichols begins a high-stakes chase to find the hacker. Trouble is, he has to work with U.S. Marshal Taylor Mills, who knows the secrets of his past, and the seconds are ticking down before someone dies"--Provided by publisher.

The other Windsor girl : a novel of Princess Margaret, royal rebel

January 17, 2020
Blalock, Georgie, 1974- author.
©2019
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Diana, Catherine, Meghan ... glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. Springing into post-World War II society, and quite naughty and haughty, she lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. Georgie Blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess and her "set" as seen through the eyes of one of her ladies-in-waiting"--Provided by publisher.

Secrets of the chocolate house

January 17, 2020
Brackston, Paula, author.
©2019
510 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora's antique shop. But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago about secrets wanting to be shared. While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past. This time she'll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny. Will that destiny allow her to return home? And will she be able to save Samuel when his own fate seems to be sealed?"--Provided by publisher.

Mac on a hot tin roof

January 17, 2020
Metz, Melinda, author.
©2019
388 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
As a tabby cat with criminal tendencies, MacGyver is always a whisker away from trouble. But when he stumbles upon a litter of four motherless kittens, he really has his paws full. The prime suspect in a series of thefts at Storybook Court with two local detectives on his tail, he's determined to sniff out the real thief. But when he gets a whiff of romance in the air, he can't resist a little matchmaking, too. One of the detectives seems awfully fond of the aspiring actress who moved into the neighborhood. And his partner looks like she could use a hug, too. With a little help from those adorable kittens, Mac is sure that love will save the day.

Thread and buried

January 17, 2020
Wait, Lea, author.
©2019
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes recipes.
Haven Harbor is an authentic coastal Maine town, which makes it the perfect location for a new film production. But now it's become the scene of a crime when the director is killed. Meanwhile, a local woman's tragic story about a true love lost at sea, which originally inspired the film, may lead to murderous revelations from long ago.

The camera never lies : a novel

January 17, 2020
Rawlings, David, 1971- author.
©2019.
318 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Daniel Whitely is a successful marriage counselor and bestselling author, yet his own marriage is in crisis and his daughter is drifting further away each day. To make matters worse, the deadline for his second book has come and gone, and he still hasn't written a single word. When Daniel inherits an old camera from his grandfather, he notices an inscription on the bottom: "No matter what you think you might see, the camera never lies." Daniel begins using the camera, but every time he develops his photos, they threaten to reveal secrets that could sabotage both his marriage and his career-exposing him as a fraud and destroying the life he has worked so hard to build. He's faced with a choice: keep his secrets and save his career or come clean and possibly save his family"--Provided by publisher.

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