New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Deep creek : finding hope in the high country

March 25, 2019
Houston, Pam, author.
©2019
499 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000 acre wildfire, threatening her century old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect. In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief, to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."-- Provided by publisher.

How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts

March 25, 2019
Goodman, Ruth, 1963- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
489 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations

March 20, 2019
Morrison, Toni, author.
©2019
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Part 1: The foreigner's home -- Interlude: Black matter[s] -- Part 2: God's language.
The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The source of self-regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.

An elegant defense : the extraordinary new science of the immune system : a tale in four lives

March 19, 2019
Richtel, Matt, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
xii, 560 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system-the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist."-- Provided by publisher.

Ephesians : biblical commentary

March 19, 2019
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York, NY : FaithWords Large Print, 2019.
xi, 238 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Holy envy : finding God in the faith of others

March 19, 2019
Taylor, Barbara Brown, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
xii, 324 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Introduction: The smaller picture -- Religion 101 -- Vishnu's almonds -- Wave not ocean -- Holy envy -- The nearest neighbors -- Disowning God -- The shadow-bearers -- Failing Christianity -- Born again -- Divine diversity -- The God you didn't make up -- The final exam -- Epilogue: Church of the common ground.
The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world's religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey begun in Leaving Church of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar. In Holy Envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students' eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques. Troubled and inspired by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings that have too often been used to exclude religious strangers instead of embracing the divine challenges they present. Re-imagining some central stories from the religion she knows best, she takes heart in how often God chooses outsiders to teach insiders how out-of-bounds God really is. Throughout Holy Envy, Taylor weaves together stories from the classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions--even those whose truths are quite different from hers. The one constant in her odyssey is the sense that God is the one calling her to disown her version of God--a change that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God.

James : biblical commentary

March 19, 2019
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York, NY : FaithWords Large Print, 2019.
xii, 202 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the Civil War veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom

March 19, 2019
Klein, Christopher, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
x, 618 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The outlandish history of a group of Irish-American revolutionaries who executed a daring set of Civil War-era raids on the British province of Canada to hold the territory hostage in hopes of securing Ireland's independence"-- Provided by publisher.

Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love

March 12, 2019
Shapiro, Dani, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Late-life love : a memoir

March 12, 2019
Gubar, Susan, 1944- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The road to Walden : 12 life lessons from a sojourn to Thoreau's cabin

March 8, 2019
Dann, Kevin T., 1956- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
255 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Up broadway: awake! -- "When a feller needs a friend": speak! -- Learn to dance! -- Into the vortex: create! -- Captaining huckleberry parties: sense! -- Gone fishin¿: sympathize! -- Making worlds: befriend! -- Fires within and without: burn! -- In the quiet corner: breathe! -- The respectable folks: whisper! -- A track repairer in the orbit of the earth: lose!.

There will be no miracles here : a memoir

March 8, 2019
Gerald, Casey, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey--following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team--is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland

March 4, 2019
Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.
©2019
782 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, McConville always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists--or volunteers, depending on which side one was on--such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace and denied his I.R.A. past, betraying his hardcore comrades--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish"-- Provided by Doubleday.

The Amish sweet shop

February 25, 2019
Miller, Emma, author.
©2019
427 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The sweetest courtship / Emma Miller -- The sweetest truth / Laura Bradford -- Nothing tastes so sweet / Mary Ellis.
The sweetest courtship: "At age thirty-six, Jacob Beechy is a rarity--a master candy maker, and a bachelor. His mother, however, still hopes for grandchildren. With Valentine's Day around the corner, she convinces Jacob he will need extra help in the shop and interviews a string of applicants--for his future wife..."--FantasticFiction.com.

American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment

February 25, 2019
Bauer, Shane, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2018]
557 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history. In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an expose about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still"-- Provided by publisher.

The fifth risk

February 25, 2019
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author.
Watergate, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
279 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Prologue : lost in translation -- Tail risk -- People risk -- All the President's data.
What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.

Women rowing North : navigating life's currents and flourishing as we age

February 25, 2019
Pipher, Mary Bray, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. "If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully," Pipher writes, "we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.""--Dust jacket.

90 seconds to a life you love : how to master your difficult feelings to cultivate lasting confidence, resilience, and authenticity

February 20, 2019
Rosenberg, Joan I., author.
New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2019.
viii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability. In 30 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Joan Rosenberg has found that what most often blocks people from success and feeling capable in life is the inability to experience, move through, and handle these 8 unpleasant feelings. Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable feelings is essential to building confidence, emotional strength, and resilience. Yet when we distract or disconnect from these feelings, we move away from confidence, health, and our desired pursuits, ultimately undermining our ability to fully realize our ambitions. Neuroscientists suggest that the biological lifespan of a feeling, often known first through bodily sensations, lasts approximately 90 seconds. Dr. Rosenberg teaches readers to be aware, consciously lean into, and balance these unpleasant emotions by riding one or more 90-second waves of the bodily sensations. By staying present to these 8 feelings, we cultivate the confidence that we can handle life's challenges and the deep sense we can pursue whatever we want. Combining more than three decades of clinical experience with aspects of clinical psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience research, 90 Seconds to a Life You Love is a strategic and practical guide on building core emotional strength, reducing anxiety, and developing the confidence you need to create a life of your design -- a life you love.

On drinking

February 20, 2019
Bukowski, Charles, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
310 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer's best and most lasting work. A self-proclaimed "dirty old man," Bukowski used alcohol as muse and as fuel, a conflicted relationship responsible for some of his darkest moments as well as some of his most joyful and inspired.

Parkland : birth of a movement

February 20, 2019
Cullen, David, 1961- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
viii, 530 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

31-day food revolution : heal your body, feel great, and transform your world

February 20, 2019
Robbins, Ocean, 1973- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2019.
xx, 518 pages ; 24 cm
"31-Day Food Revolution is your guide to liberation from a toxic food world. Ocean Robbins reveals the secrets the industrialized food industry doesn't want you to know, how specific ingredients and methods could be making you sick-and what to do about it. And he shows you how-in just 31 days-you can use the amazing power of delicious food to heal your gut, lose excess weight, and lower your risk for disease, all while contributing to a healthier planet. Ocean's plan includes 31 simple and affordable step-by-step actions that give you a road map to healthy, ethical, and sustainable food."--Book flap.

Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

February 20, 2019
Christie, Chris, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
612 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump's for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future president as well as anyone in the political arena--and Christie quickly became one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Tapped with running Trump's transition team, Christie was nearly named his running mate. But within days of Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Christie was in for his own surprise: he was being booted out. In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump's attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie's transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency's shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner's powerful father behind bars--a fact Trump's son-in-law makes Christie pay for later. Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie's memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency.

Heavy : an American memoir

February 13, 2019
Laymon, Kiese, author.
©2018
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Prologue: been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: bend.
"Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about the physical manifestations of violence, grief, trauma, and abuse on his own body. He writes of his own eating disorder and gambling addiction as well as similar issues that run throughout his family. Through self-exploration, storytelling, and honest conversation with family and friends, Heavy seeks to bring what has been hidden into the light and to reckon with all of its myriad sources, from the most intimate--a mother-child relationship--to the most universal--a society that has undervalued and abused black bodies for centuries"-- Provided by publisher.

Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter

February 13, 2019
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO--the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. Wild Bill became a legend, crossing paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.

Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster

February 12, 2019
Carter, Stephen L., 1954- author.
©2018
727 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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