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December 15, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Large Print

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New Large Print Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Large Print books for adults.

 

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The Gift of Christmas Past: A Southern Romance

The Gift of Christmas Past: A Southern Romance
Woodsmall, Cindy

At twenty-seven, Hadley is still trying to get free of the weight she's carried all her life: entering foster care at age five, getting arrested at seventeen for arson, and losing her boyfriend, Monroe, when she needed him most. Monroe never wanted to walk out on Hadley. He'd understood her, from her desire to help children with speech issues to her intense temper. But when she was arrested, he became haunted by what he knew and convinced his only choice was to end their friendship. Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again...thrown together to help a four-year-ild girl who's been rendered mute after being rescued from an apartment fire. Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized young girl and her family.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Ice-cream Makers

The Ice-cream Makers
Kwast, Ernest van der, 1981-

In the far north of Italy lies the valley of the ice-cream makers: about a dozen villages where, for generations, people have specialised in making ice cream. Giuseppe Talamini claims it was actually invented here. Every spring his family sets off for the ice-cream parlour in Rotterdam, returning to the mountains only in winter. Eldest son Giovanni Talamini decides to break with this tradition by pursuing a literary career. But then one day his younger brother Luca approaches him with a highly unusual request. Now Giovanni faces a dilemma: serve the family's interests one last time or choose his own path in life, once and for all.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
Biden, Joseph R.

""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad--"Joe, I need your help"--he responded. For twelve months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his countryand his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop. This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 11 on 4 copies

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen: 83 1/4 Years Old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen: 83 1/4 Years Old
Groen, Hendrik

Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs-- not least his new endeavor, the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in-- the woman Hendrik has always longed for-- he polishes his shoes and his teeth, grooms what's left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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Dark Saturday

Dark Saturday
French, Nicci

French's suspenseful but clumsily plotted sixth Frieda Klein thriller (after 2015's Friday on My Mind) finds the London psychotherapist under pressure from shadowy power brokers to stick her nose into one of the country's most notorious crimes. They ostensibly just want her expert opinion on whether Hannah Docherty, convicted as a teen 13 years earlier for the slaughter of her family, seems likely to challenge the verdict now that irregularities have been discovered in another, related murder probe. Appalled by the condition in which she discovers a clearly brutalized Hannah at the notorious Chelsworth forensic facility, Frieda does a bit of digging-and starts to suspect the young woman was framed. That suspicion becomes a virtual certainty when a key source is killed.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder
Wilson, Andrew, 1967-

Discover the real-life mystery centered on the queen of crime herself. In this tantalizing new novel, Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie's odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world's bestselling novelist.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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The Boss's Fake Fiancě

The Boss's Fake Fiancě
Meier, Susan

The perfect fake fiancee - his assistant! Billionaire Mitcham Ochoa never expected to be the best man for his brother and his own ex! But what better way to prove he's over her, than to have his very own 'fiancee' at his side ... Personal Assistant Lila Ross has had a crush on her boss since day one, but surely pretending to be his fiancee is a step too far? She knows she'll be heartbroken when she has to walk away ... Only Mitch is beginning to find Lila as indispensable in life as she is in the office!


Format: Large Print
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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After the Fire

After the Fire
Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015

"Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old former surgeon who retired in disgrace years ago. He has retreated to a Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. Until he wakes up one autumn evening to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed boots. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. Fredrik cannot imagine why someone would do such a thing. The police are also stumped, and without another suspect, they begin to think Fredrik started the fire himself. Fredrik's peaceful, simple life has slipped away from him. Then, Lisa Modin, a local journalist who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life, and she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of a recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 9 on 2 copies

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Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
James, P. D.

"Six previously uncollected stories from the beloved "Queen of Crime"--swift, cunning murder mysteries from throughout her extraordinary career. Put your feet up and enjoy a good read! Longtime P.D. James fans will devour these short tales of criminality and deception, each one a pleasure, evocative and engrossing. Including several stories originally published in magazines, this enchanting arrangement of memorable whodunits treats the reader to atmospheric storytelling, mysteries to be solved, and enjoyable puzzles that will keep you guessing. With wit and warmth, P.D. James pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of quintessentially English settings."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 60 on 14 copies

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It's All Relative: Adventures up and Down World's Family Tree

It's All Relative: Adventures up and Down World's Family Tree
Jacobs, A. J., 1968-

Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.


Format: Large Print
Holds: 5 on 2 copies

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