New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tomorrow's bread

May 23, 2019
Mayhew, Anna Jean, author.
©2019
367 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes discussion questions and Questions & Answers from the author.
1961, Charlotte, North Carolina. The predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city, with its own restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, and night clubs. Loraylee Hawkins shares a house with her young son, Hawk; her Uncle Ray, and her grandmother, Bibi. Loraylee's love for Archibald Griffin, Hawk's white father and manager of the cafeteria where she works, must be kept secret. Rumors circulate that the city plans to bulldoze the neighborhood, and the government promises to provide new housing and relocate businesses. But locals like Pastor Ebenezer Polk, who's facing the demolition of his church, know the value of Brooklyn does not lie in bricks and mortar. As longtime residents are forced out, Loraylee searches for a way to keep her family together. -- adapted from back cover.

If, then

May 21, 2019
Day, Kate Hope, author.
©2019
405 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in Ginny's own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage. Ginny's husband, Mark, a wildlife scientist, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid, threatening the safety of his wife and son. Samara, a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and questioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease, witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her parents may have kept from her. Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood, catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again, just as she's on the brink of returning to the project that could define her career. At first the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing--and, in some cases, frightening. When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same." --Amazon.com.

Leading men

May 21, 2019
Castellani, Christopher, 1972- author.
©2019
573 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"An expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s Italy in July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives. Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U.S., until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost children archive

May 21, 2019
Luiselli, Valeria, 1983- author.
©2019
639 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"An imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home. But as the family drives farther west--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis.. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure--both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Told through the voices of the mother and her son, as well as through a stunning tapestry of collected texts and images--including prior stories of migration and displacement--Lost Children Archive is a story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. Blending the personal and the political with astonishing empathy, it is a powerful, wholly original work of fiction: exquisite, provocative, and deeply moving"--Provided by publisher.

The never game

May 21, 2019
Deaver, Jeffery, author.
©2019
601 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
"From the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw. "You have been abandoned." A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry. "Escape if you can." When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past--The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life? "Or die with dignity." Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark 'net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast. The Never Game proves once more why "Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception" (Associated Press)"-- Provided by publisher.

Secret millionaire for the surrogate

May 21, 2019
Alward, Donna, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
They met at a wedding... Will they say 'I do'? It's wedding photographer Harper's job to capture other people's happy-ever-afters, but she doesn't believe in one for herself. Until she meets ruggedly gorgeous best man Drew... Having offered to be a surrogate for her best friend, Harper tries to fight their instant chemistry, but Drew sneaks past her defences. She's about to learn that this extraordinary man has an extraordinary secret!

My bought virgin wife

May 21, 2019
Crews, Caitlin, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
She's mine... but will her innocence break all my rules? I've never wanted anything like I want heiress Imogen Fitzalan. I married her to secure my empire but my untouched wife has ignited an undeniable hunger in me. Desire beyond reason wasn't my plan, yet now I have a new aim: to strip away her obedience, and replace it with a fierce passion to match my own...

The secret kept from the Italian

May 21, 2019
Hewitt, Kate, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Italian's ruthless vow: he will claim his one-night baby! Looking up from the table she's serving, waitress Maisie Dobson is horrified to meet the intense gaze of Antonio Rossi, merciless billionaire and father of her child! Rejected after one mind-blowing night, Maisie kept her unexpected pregnancy a secret. Antonio's determined to claim his daughter, but their connection reminds Maisie that she still has to protect her heart -- because billionaires don't wed waitresses... do they?

A diamond for the single mum

May 21, 2019
Meier, Susan, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
From billionaire bachelor to doting daddy? In this Manhattan Babies story, Seth McCallan is committed to being a bachelor - until his best friend's widow Harper crashes into his world. Discovering Harper's been left with nothing, Seth resolves to put things right. Even if that means Harper - and her baby daughter - moving in. Even if that means a pram in his penthouse. Even if that means awakening a dangerous longing to stand by her side, now and always...

The spaniard's untouched bride

May 21, 2019
Yates, Maisey, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2019.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
To save her inheritance... his price is marriage! Camilla Alvarez refuses to abandon her beloved horses when formidable tycoon Matias Navarro acquires her family's renowned rancho. Instead, she disguises herself as his stable boy! Yet when Camilla's charade is discovered, Matias offers her an even more shocking role -- as his wife! Innocent Camilla is transformed into a bride deserving of his diamonds, but their convenient marriage is transformed by the scalding heat of their wedding night....

Queen bee : a novel

May 20, 2019
Frank, Dorothea Benton, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
xii, 504 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A Sullivan's Island beekeeper navigates her demanding hypochondriac mother and flamboyant rival sister while immersing herself in the lives of two young neighbor boys and their widowed father.

The Yankee widow

May 16, 2019
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
©2019
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Caroline, the young wife and childhood sweetheart of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter, Rachel, just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army to do his duty and help save the Union, no one anticipates he will not return. Caroline gets news that he is wounded and has been taken to Washington, DC, with his regiment, and so she must find her way there and navigate the thousands of other wounded soldiers to find him"--From publisher's description.

Golden child

May 16, 2019
Adam, Claire, author.
©2019
375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A family tries to survive in rural Trinidad, when one thirteen year old twin boy walks into the bush one evening and does not come home. Clyde, the father, is forced to go looking and when he learnes his son's fate, his world is shattered.

Murder between the lines

May 16, 2019
Vatsal, Radha, 1972- author.
©2017
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Kitty's latest assignment for the New York Sentinel Ladies' Page takes her to Westfield Hall, she expects to find an orderly establishment teaching French and dancing-but there's more going on at the school than initially meets the eye. Tragedy strikes when a student named Elspeth is found frozen to death in Central Park. The doctors proclaim that the girl's sleepwalking was the cause, but Kitty isn't so sure. Determined to uncover the truth, Kitty must investigate a more chilling scenario-a murder that may involve Elspeth's scientist father and a new invention by a man named Thomas Edison.

That old scoundrel death

May 16, 2019
Crider, Bill, 1941-2018, author.
©2019
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Beloved Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes is back with his final murder case in That Old Scoundrel Death . When a man is run off the road by a thug with a snake tattooed around his neck, Sheriff Dan Rhodes knows it's his duty to stop and help out. The grateful victim gives his name as Cal Stinson, on his way to the nearby town of Thurston to take a look at the old school building before the city tears it down. The next day, Cal Stinson turns up again. Only this time, he's dead. His body is found in the dilapidated school that's about to be razed, and the woman who let Cal onto the premises claims he gave his name as Bruce Wayne. Whoever is he is, he was shot in the back of the head, and a piece of chalk lies inches away from his hand, under a lone line on the chalkboard, his last words unfinished. Between not-so-bright hoodlums who can't seem to stay on the right side of the law, powerful families in town who are ready to go to battle over whether the old school should come down, and trying futilely to get private detective Seepy Benton to stop making mountains of mole hills, Sheriff Rhodes is beginning to wonder if retirement might be as good as it sounds.

Watcher in the woods

May 16, 2019
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
©2019
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home. When a U.S. Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet--before the killer strikes again" -- Provided by publisher.

Baby of the family

May 15, 2019
Roosevelt, Maura, author.
©2019
729 (large print) : genealogical table ; 23 cm
The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real-estate magnates who were considered "the landlords of New York." There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch, Roger, dies, he is alone. Word of his death travels from the longtime family lawyer to his clan of children (from four separate marriages) and the news isn't good. Roger has left everything to his twenty-one-year-old son Nick, a Whitby only in name, including the houses currently occupied by Shelley and Brooke--two of Roger's daughters from different marriages. And Nick is nowhere to be found. Brooke, the oldest of the children, who is unexpectedly pregnant, leads the search for Nick, hoping to convince him to let her keep her Boston home and her fragile composure. Shelley hasn't told anyone she's dropped out of college just months before graduating, and is living in her childhood apartment while working as an amanuensis for a blind writer named Anandaroop Gupta, with whom she develops a rather complicated relationship. And when Nick, on the run from the law after a misguided and dramatic act of political activism, finally shows up at Shelley's New York home, worlds officially collide as Nick and Mr. Gupta's daughter fall in love. Soon, all three siblings are faced with the question they have been running from their whole lives: What do they want their future to look like, if they can finally escape their past? Weaving together multiple perspectives to create a portrait of an American family, and an American dream gone awry, Baby of the Family is a book about family secrets--how they define us, bind us together, and threaten to blow us (and more) apart--as well as an amusing and heartwarming look at the various ways in which a family can be created.

Becoming us

May 15, 2019
Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955- author.
©2019
439 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"From the author of the best-selling Christy Miller and SisterChicks series comes a new book of community, friendship, and tackling the hard things of life with God and loved ones around a table"-- Provided by publisher.

Before she was found

May 15, 2019
Gudenkauf, Heather, author.
©2019
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why?

Blood orange

May 15, 2019
Tyce, Harriet, author.
©2019
463 (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice."
Alison, a young lawyer, has been given her first murder case to defend. Her new client doesn't deny she stabbed her husband-- in fact, she's desperate to plead guilty. Alison has a doting husband, an adorable daughter, and a blossoming career-- but she drinks too much, and is deeply entangled in a toxic affair with her senior legal partner. As the murder case escalates and her personal life spins out of control, she learns someone knows her secrets-- someone who wants to make Alison pay for what she's done. -- adapted from jacket.

Come with me

May 15, 2019
Schulman, Helen, author.
©2018
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Taking place over three non-consecutive but vitally important days in the lives of Amy, Dan, and their three sons, Come with Me is searing, entertaining, and unexpected--a dark comedy that is ultimately a deeply romantic love story, one which takes place on infinite planes but ends in a single chord"-- Provided by publisher.

Courting Mr. Lincoln

May 15, 2019
Bayard, Louis, author.
©2019
663 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When sparky and independent Mary Todd arrives in Springfield, Illinois, in the 1840s to live with her sister, who is determined to find Mary a husband, she is astonished to find herself drawn to an awkward, melancholic lawyer with a gift for oratory. The two share ambition, an obsession with politics--and a need to be suitably married off. Always at Lincoln's side, however, is the charming Joshua Speed, a shopkeeper who became his mentor in society, loyal friend, roommate--and possible lover. Told in alternating chapters from the points of view of Todd and Speed, this witty, psychologically astute, and brilliantly plotted novel follows the threesome during Todd and Lincoln's tumultuous courtship, with all the suspense and delight of the best Jane Austen novels. Historians have long speculated that Lincoln and Speed had a romantic relationship, and here Bayard explores that forbidden possibility with deep empathy. Rich with both period detail and contemporary insight, Courting Mr. Lincoln offers smart storytelling at the highest level."--adapted from book flap.

The familiars

May 15, 2019
Halls, Stacey, author.
©2019
483 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Pendle Hill Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth is with child again. As the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall, she is anxious to provide her husband with an heir. But none of her previous pregnancies have come to term. Then she discovers a hidden letter from her physician that warns her husband that she will not survive another pregnancy. Distraught over the frightening revelation, Fleetwood wanders the woods of Pendle Hill, where she meets a young local woman named Alice Gray. A midwife, Alice promises Fleetwood she can help her deliver a healthy baby. But soon Alice is drawn into the frenzied accusations of witchcraft sweeping the countryside. Even the woodland creatures, the "familiars," are suspected of practicing the dark arts. Can Fleetwood trust that Alice is really who she says she is? As the two women's lives become intertwined, Fleetwood must risk everything to prove Alice's innocence in order to save her own unborn child. The hunt for witches reaches fever pitch. Time is running out. The trials are about to begin. Both their lives are at stake. Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other. Set against the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612, this rich and compelling novel draws its characters from historical figures as it explores the lives and rights of seventeenth-century women, ultimately raising the question: Is witch-hunting really just women-hunting?

I know who you are

May 15, 2019
Feeney, Alice, author.
©2019
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Aimee Sinclair is the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee very well. They know who she is and they know what she did. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn't seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she's hiding something and they're right, she is--but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she's never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.--Provided by publisher.

The inbetween days

May 15, 2019
Woods, Eva (Novelist), author.
©2019
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rosie Cooke is 'in between.' In between consciousness and oblivion. Life and death. And though some say that when you're near death your entire life flashes before your eyes, Rosie can't remember anything at all--not even how she ended up in a coma. At least not at first. Then something strange starts to happen. Rosie finds herself revisiting scattered moments from her past: a beach vacation, a play rehearsal, the day her brother was born. But why these memories? And what do they mean? As each piece of the puzzle comes into focus, Rosie struggles to face the picture of her life that forms. But with every look backward comes a glimpse of what might be: A relationship with her sister. The opportunity to pursue her passion. A second chance at love. And Rosie just might discover that she has much to live for."--publisher's description.

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