New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Haunted house murder

September 16, 2019
Meier, Leslie, author.
©2019
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Haunted house murder / Leslie Meier -- Death by haunted house / Lee Hollis -- Hallowed out / Barbara Ross.
In this trio of novellas, tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirits alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far-- strange noises, missing persons, and murders! -- adapted from jacket

A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long trip home

September 13, 2019
Kugler, Rob, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

From scratch : a memoir of love, sicily, and finding home

September 13, 2019
Locke, Tembi, 1970- author.
©2019
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes recipes.
A poignant cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicillian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food and family in her darkest hour.

Notes from a young Black chef : a memoir

September 13, 2019
Onwuachi, Kwame, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

No ocean too wide : a novel

September 13, 2019
Turansky, Carrie, author.
©2019
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes reader's discussion guide questions.
Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than one hundred thousand impoverished British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans -- but was that the truth? After the tragic loss of their father, the McAlister family at the edge of the poorhouse in London in 1909, leaving their mother to scrape by for her three younger children, while the oldest daughter, Laura, works on a large estate more than an hour away. When their mother falls gravely ill and is hospitalized, twins Katie and Garth and seven-year-old Grace are forced into an orphans' home before Laura is notified about her family's situation. With British children being sent to Canada, whether truly orphans or not, Laura knows she must act quickly. But finding her siblings and taking care of her family may cost her everything. Andrew Frasier, a wealthy young British lawyer and heir to the estate where Laura is in service, discovers that this common practice of finding new homes for penniless children might not be all that it seems. Together Laura and Andrew form an unlikely partnership-- Back cover.

Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination

September 9, 2019
Jones, Brian Jay, author.
©2019
795 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustratioins ; 23 cm.
Minnows into whales 1904-1921 -- The slob generation 1921-1925 -- Strange beasts 1925-1926 -- The flit 1927-1936 -- Brat books 1936-1940 -- Cockeyed crusader 1940-1943 -- Snafu 1943-1946 -- A good profession 1946-1949 -- A person's a person 1950-1954 -- A literary straitjacket 1954-1957 -- Beginner books 1958-1960 -- The work 1961-1963 -- Stink. Stank. Stunk. 1963-1967 -- I intend to go on doing just what I do 1967-1971 -- You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut 1971-1978 -- A few years longer 1979-1984 -- Off and away 1984-1991.
"The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and silly, simple rhymes are timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. In fact, the allure and fascination of Dr. Seuss begins with this second, more radical side. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books--remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well"-- Provided by publisher.

Influenza : the hundred-year hunt to cure the deadliest disease in history

September 9, 2019
Brown, Jeremy, 1964- author.
©2018
425 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Enemas, bloodletting, and whiskey: Treating the flu -- The jolly rant: A history of the virus -- "Something fierce": the Spanish flu of 1918 -- "Am I gonna die?": Round two, and three, and four... -- Resurrecting the flu -- Data, intuition, and othe weapons of war -- Your evening flu forecast -- The fault in our stockpiles: Tamiflu and the cure that wasn't there -- The hunt for a flu vaccine -- The business of flu.
"On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?"-- Provided by publisher.

Homegrown : how the Red Sox built a champion from the ground up

September 6, 2019
Speier, Alex, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
viii, 497 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, who 108 regular season games and then went 11-3 in postseason against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer.

Fire in the sky : cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth

August 22, 2019
Dillow, Gordon, author.
©2019
415 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Impact! -- Miraculous apparitions in the ayre -- Asteroid miners -- Star wounds -- T-rex with a string of pearls -- Asteroid hunters -- Planetary defense -- Asteroid killers -- Asteroid wars -- Epilogue.
"Combining history, popular science, and in-depth reporting, here is a fascinating account of asteroids and other space objects that hit Earth long ago and those streaming toward us even now--as well as a look at the preparations humanity is making against asteroid-caused catastrophe. Journalist Gordon L. Dillow examines what a small but dedicated group of astronomers have long known--that someday Earth will be hit by an asteroid or comet of potentially catastrophic size. It has happened many times before, and it will happen again. Earth shares the Solar System with millions upon millions of asteroids large and small, and inevitably our world will collide with theirs. It's not a question of if, but rather, when. To save ourselves and future generations, we must improve our ability to identify dangerous space objects hurtling our way, and, just as critically, figure out how to deflect or destroy them--if we can. Rich in detail and vast in scope, [this book] is a scientific adventure story that takes us from scenes of ancient asteroid impacts, like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, to mountaintop observatories where professional asteroid hunters seek their prey, to international conferences where experts play out "asteroid war games," to sightings of asteroids that sometimes explode in our atmosphere with the force of large nuclear bombs. Despite the grave dangers asteroids pose, Dillow finds in them awe-inspiring beauty, writing with infectious enthusiasm about their dramatic origins, their intricate journeys, and their odd shapes. More than just a call to action, Fire in the Sky is a testament to the wonders of the universe."--Dust jacket.

What my mother and I don't talk about : fifteen writers break the silence

August 22, 2019
©2019
318 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
What my mother and I don't talk about / Michele Filgate -- My mother's (gate) keeper / Cathi Hanauer -- Thesmophoria / Melissa Febos -- Xanadu / Alexander Chee -- 16 Minetta Lane / Dylan Landis -- Fifteen / Bernice L. McFadden -- Nothing left unsaid / Julianna Baggott -- The same story about my mom / Lynn Steger Strong -- While these things/Feel American to me / Kiese Laymon -- Mother tongue / Carmen Maria Machado -- Are you listening? / André Aciman -- Brother, can you spare some change? / Sari Botton -- Her body/my body / Nayomi Munaweera -- All about my mother / Brandon Taylor -- I met fear on the hill / Leslie Jamison.
In this candid look at our relationships with our mothers, fifteen authors write about subjects that they wish they had talked to their mothers about. While some of the writers in this book are estranged from their mothers, others are extremely close. Topics vary widely: from growing up with a deaf mother, to seeking a conversation that won't be interrupted, to relationships affected by the mother's abusive partner. At times humorous, at times tragic, the authors all seek to heal relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with themselves. -- adapted from jacket

IM : a memoir

August 13, 2019
Mizrahi, Isaac, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
619 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Save me the plums : my gourmet memoir

August 13, 2019
Reichl, Ruth, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
397 pages (large print) : illustration ; 23 cm

Things my son needs to know about the world

August 12, 2019
Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.
©2012
221 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Sweden in 2012 as Saker min son behöver veta om världen."
To my son -- What you need to know about motion-sensitive toilet lights -- What you need to know about Ikea -- What you need to know about soccer -- What you need to know about stuff -- What you need to know about masculinity -- What you need to know about God and airports -- What you need to know about what happened to the singing plastic giraffe -- What you need to know about why that Felicia girl's mother is annoyed at me -- What you need to know about good and evil -- What you need to know about starting a band -- What you need to know about love -- What you need to know about when I hold your hand a little too tight.
"Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life"-- Provided by publisher.

Shout : a poetry memoir

August 6, 2019
Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.
©2019
285 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When she was thirteen years old, Anderson was a shy, bookish girl who was raped by a boy she trusted. She has since become known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed in the years since, she has written a poetry memoir that shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. --Provided by publisher

D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II

July 24, 2019
Rose, Sarah, 1974- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
695 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The Kennedy heirs : John, Caroline, and the new generation, a legacy of triumph and tragedy

July 24, 2019
Taraborrelli, J. Randy, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
971 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition."

Birds by the shore : observing the natural life of the Atlantic Coast

July 24, 2019
Ackerman, Jennifer, 1959- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
223 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group.
"This Center Point Large Print edition is published in the year 2019 by arrangement with Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC."
"From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore"-- Provided by publisher.

On being human : a memoir of waking up, living real, and listening hard

July 24, 2019
Pastiloff, Jennifer, author.
©2019
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said 'yes,' despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, 'I got you'"--Back cover.

An American summer : love and death in Chicago

July 23, 2019
Kotlowitz, Alex, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019].
A richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods. The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul.

Getting real about getting older : conversations about aging better

July 23, 2019
Stroh, Linda K., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
329 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"It seems that life's milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, landing your first job, getting married, having kids. Most people look forward to these events and have some expectations about what each life milestone will be like. But what about when you get older? How can you continue to live fully in your sixties, seventies, and beyond? Linda K. Stroh and Karen K. Brees asked nearly one thousand older people about the challenges and joys of growing older and compiled their collective wisdom into this must-have book, focusing on important topics such as: Changing self-identities Friendships and romantic relationships Health, fitness, and self-image Loss Relationships with adult children, grandchildren, and siblings And much more! Full of advice and stories from a wide variety of older people, Getting Real about Getting Older examines love, loss, and changing identities, and will help you take control of your concerns about aging and experience wisdom and joy as an older adult."--Amazon.com.

The lady from the Black Lagoon : Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick

July 23, 2019
O'Meara, Mallory, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
pages cm.
Originally published: New York : Hanover Square Press, 2019.
Establishing shot -- Fade in -- Smash cut -- Dissolve -- Wipe -- Jump cut -- Monster mash -- The beauty and the beast -- Montage -- Iris -- Cross-cut -- Cutaway -- Fade out.
"The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick -- one of Disney's first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood's classic movie monsters"-- Provided by publisher.

Radical kindness : the life-changing power of giving and receiving

July 23, 2019
Santomero, Angela C., author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2019.
331 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
What is radical kindness -- Be kind to yourself -- Be kind to others -- Radical kindness for a better world.
"Angela C. Santomero, the creator, executive producer, and head writer of many of today's most popular educational children's shows believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows, and in her life. Inspired by her mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching others that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life changing benefits follows." -- From Amazon.com summary.

Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram

July 23, 2019
Sesay, Isha, 1976- author.
New York NY : HarperLuxe, [2019]
536 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The host of "CNN Newsroom Live" presents a definitive account of Boko Haram's 2014 abduction of two hundred seventy-six Chibok schoolgirls, sharing first-person insights based on the author's escape with twenty-one survivors.

For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball

July 23, 2019
Selig, Bud, 1934- author.
©2019
xvi, 458 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball's continued transformation -- and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning.

I think you're wrong (but I'm listening) : a guide to grace-filled political conversations

July 22, 2019
Holland, Sarah Stewart, 1981- author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2019.
323 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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