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Bev Thomas
Description: "Ruth Hartland is the director of a trauma unit, a psychotherapist with years of experience, wise and respected by her peers. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beautiful, difficult, fragile son Tom, a boy who never "fit in," disappeared a year and a half earlier. She cannot give up hope of finding him, but feels she is living a kind of half-life, waiting for him to return. Enter a new patient, Dan--unstable and traumatized--who looks exactly like her missing son. She is determined to help him, but soon, her own complicated feelings, about the dissolution of her marriage and her family, about how she has failed her own boy, cloud her professional judgement. Boundaries she would never have crossed with another patient are crossed. And before long, events spiral out of control..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Tho
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Alison Weir
Description: "Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace?"-- Amazon.com
Call Number: LP FIC Wei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Lisa Halliday
Description: "Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, "Folly," tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, "Folly" also suggests an aspiring novelist's coming-of-age. By contrast, "Madness" is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda." -- From Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Hal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
Kimberly Belle
Description: Beth Murphy is on the run... For nearly a year, Beth has been plotting to leave her abusive husband. This is her one chance at freedom -- one that requires a new look, new name and new city. Each part of her plan has to be carefully thought out, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her. A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she's taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only trace of her the police have to go on, and all signs point to foul play. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? As Beth's husband starts piecing together her whereabouts, she'll have to make a decision about her future that will leave readers breathless.
Call Number: LP FIC Bel
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Ilaria Tuti, Ekin Oklap
Description: "In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for respect in the male-dominated Italian police force. While she's not sure she trusts the young city inspector assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains are whispers of a dark and dangerous history, possibly tied to a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the killer seems to gravitate. As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is over"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Tut
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Description: Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. She heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return. In the foothills of the Adirondacks, Roseanna discovers the perfect hideout in a ramshackle farm. Its seventy-six acres are rich with possibilities and full of surprises, including a mother and daughter squatting on the property. Roseanna and the young girl begin sculpting junk found around the farm into zoo animals, drawing more newcomers, including her estranged son, Lance. He pleads with Roseanna to return to the city, but has she finally discovered where she belongs? -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: LP FIC Hyd
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Jolina Petersheim
Description: When Ruth Neufeld's husband and father-in-law are killed working for a relief organization overseas, she travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury her husband. She hopes the Mennonite community will be a quiet place to grieve and piece together next steps. Ruth and her family are welcomed by Elam, her husband's cousin, who invites them to stay at his cranberry farm through the harvest. Sifting through fields of berries and memories of a marriage that was broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and healing through hard work and budding friendship. She also encounters the possibility of new love with Elam, whose gentle encouragement awakens hopes and dreams she thought she'd lost forever. But an unexpected twist threatens to unseat the happy ending Ruth is about to write for herself. On the precipice of a fresh start and a new marriage, Ruth must make an impossible decision: which path to choose if her husband isn't dead after all" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Pet
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
Parnell Hall, Will Shortz
Description: It's murder on the movie set! It's no surprise when Cora Felton's ex-husband's sensational tell-all memoir, Confessions of a Trophy Husband: My Life with the Puzzle Lady, is optioned for the movies, but it certainly raises eyebrows when the Puzzle Lady herself signed on as an associate producer. Cora explains gamely that she hoped to have some control over the project. The truth is that she needs the money. Now Cora is filming her life story on location in New York City, and things couldn't be worse. She doesn't like the script, she doesn't like the director, and she absolutely hates the actress who is playing her in the movie. It's almost a relief when the first dead body shows up on the set. If only it didn't come with a crossword puzzle.
Call Number: LP FIC Hal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Melanie Benjamin
Description: "A novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans. June 1940. The German Army sweeps into Paris and set up headquarters at The Hotel Ritz. In order to survive--and to strike a blow against their Nazi 'guests' the hotel's director, Claude Auzello, and his beautiful American actress wife, Blanche throw themselves into spinning a web of deceit, working for the French Resistance. But one secret threatens to imperil both their lives--and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ben
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
Alison Gaylin
Description: For thirteen days in 1976, teenage murderers April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy terrorized Southern California's Inland Empire, killing a dozen victims before perishing themselves in a fire... or did they? More than 40 years later, twentysomething podcast producer Quentin Garrison blames his troubled upbringing on the murders. And after a shocking message from a source, he has reason to believe April Cooper may still be alive. Meanwhile, New York City film columnist Robin Diamond is coping with rising doubts about her husband and terrifying threats from internet trolls. But that's nothing compared to the outrageous phone call she gets from Quentin... and a brutal home invasion that makes her question everything she ever believed in. Is Robin's beloved mother a mass murderer? Is there anyone she can trust? Told through the eyes of those destroyed by the Inland Empire Killings--including Robin, Quentin, and a fifteen-year-old April Cooper--Never Look Back asks the question:How well do we really know our parents, our partners--and ourselves?
Call Number: LP FIC Gay
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
Description: "For the greatest trapper in the country, there's no place like the Rocky Mountains. Preacher and his son Hawk are riding the High Lonesome when the clear mountain air is split by a girl's savage screams. A gang of ruthless trappers has kidnapped a Crow woman, but before they escape with her, Preacher and Hawk burst out of the tree line, guns spitting fire. They drive the trappers off, only to find that she's not Crow, but white. Caroline has been raised by the Crow since childhood, the only people she's ever known. To get her home, Preacher and Hawk will have to blast their way off this mountain, gunning down kill-crazy trappers and merciless Blackfeet warriors"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Joh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Description: "P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a rival. His wife has left him for a free spirited West Coast psychiatrist and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. His son, a capitalist guru with a cult following, mocks his father's life work; his middle daughter, the apple of his eye, has become a Marxist and refuses to speak to him; and his youngest daughter is struggling through her teenage years with the help of psychedelic drugs. And then, the final indignity: He is hit by a bicycle and forced to confront his mortality. Professor Chandra's American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and "follow his bliss"--and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family. Witty, charming, and all too human, Professor Chandra's path to enlightenment will enchant and uplift readers from all walks of life"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Bal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
Mary Balogh
Description: Abigail Westcott's dreams for the future were lost when her father died, but she now enjoys the independent life of a wealthy single woman. When she meets Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant colonel who has escorted her wounded brother, Harry, home from the Napoleonic Wars, she mistakes him for a servant. Gil takes umbrage at being condescended to--secretly because of his own humble beginnings. Gil and Abigail soon discover how wrong first impressions can be. For behind the appearances of a once-grand lady and a once-humble man are two people who understand what true honor means, and how only with it can one find love.
Call Number: LP FIC Bal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
Description: When Robert Walter, popular mayor of Amsterdam, sees his wife toss her head back with laughter while chatting to one of his aldermen at a New Year's reception, he immediately suspects the worst. Despite their long and happy marriage, Robert is convinced that Sylvia is cheating on him--with the respectable alderman who is dedicated to the environment, no less. The man who wants to spoil the capital's skyline with wind turbines. The New Year's reception marks the end of the "happy family" era that the mayor has enjoyed for so long. His wife and their daughter, Diana, however, are not aware of his suspicions and carry on as usual. Robert starts spending a lot of time and energy "behaving normally." Naturally, his normal behavior is far more suspicious. Normally Robert's not really present when he's at home--he's preoccupied with his phone, the newspapers, and his own thoughts. But now Robert is so sure he'll miss the clues if he doesn't pay attention that he starts to be almost alarmingly attentive and interested--ultimately losing himself in increasingly panicked and paranoid trains of thought.
Call Number: LP FIC Koc
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
Martine Fournier Watson
Description: The dream peddler came to town at the white end of winter, before the thaw . . . Traveling salesmen like Robert Owens have passed through Evie Dawson's town before, but none of them offered anything like what he has to sell: dreams, made to order, with satisfaction guaranteed. Soon after he arrives, the community is shocked by the disappearance of Evie's young son. The townspeople, shaken by the Dawson family's tragedy and captivated by Robert's subversive magic, begin to experiment with his dreams. And Evie, devastated by grief, turns to Robert for a comfort only he can sell her. But the dream peddler's wares awaken in his customers their most carefully buried desires, and despite all his good intentions, some of them will lead to disaster.
Call Number: LP FIC Wat
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Meredith May
Description: "Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees"--Amazon.
Call Number: LP 638.1 May
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Kris Waldherr
Description: "When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh's remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained-glass folly set on the moors, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne's last book, The Lost History of Dreams. However, Ada's grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle's story of Ada and Hugh's ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights. As the mystery of Ada and Hugh's relationship unfolds, so too does the secret behind Robert's own marriage--including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since a tragic accident three years earlier and the origins of his morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn't...things from beyond the grave."--Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Wal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
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A Good Enough Mother [Large Print]
Bev Thomas
LP FIC Tho
Never Look Back [Large Print]
Alison Gaylin
LP FIC Gay
Anna Of Kleve [Large Print] : The Princess In The Portrait
Alison Weir
LP FIC Wei
Preacher's Rage [Large Print]
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
LP FIC Joh
Asymmetry [Large Print]
Lisa Halliday
LP FIC Hal
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss [Large Print]
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
LP FIC Bal
Dear Wife [Large Print]
Kimberly Belle
LP FIC Bel
Someone To Honor [Large Print]
Mary Balogh
LP FIC Bal
Flowers Over The Inferno [Large Print]
Ilaria Tuti, Ekin Oklap
LP FIC Tut
The Ditch [Large Print]
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
LP FIC Koc
Heaven Adjacent [Large Print]
Catherine Ryan Hyde
LP FIC Hyd
The Dream Peddler [Large Print]
Martine Fournier Watson
LP FIC Wat
How The Light Gets In [Large Print]
Jolina Petersheim
LP FIC Pet
The Honey Bus [Large Print] : A Memoir Of Loss, Courage And A Girl Saved By Bees
Meredith May
LP 638.1 May
Lights! Camera! Puzzles! [Large Print]
Parnell Hall, Will Shortz
LP FIC Hal
The Lost History Of Dreams [Large Print]
Kris Waldherr
LP FIC Wal
Mistress Of The Ritz [Large Print]
Melanie Benjamin
LP FIC Ben