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Walter Mosley
Description: After being approached by a shell-shocked Vietnam War veteran who claims to have gotten into a fight protecting a white woman from a black man, Easy embarks on an investigation that takes him from mountaintops to the desert, through South Central and into sex clubs and the homes of the fabulously wealthy, facing hippies, the mob, and old friends perhaps more dangerous than anyone else.
Call Number: LP FIC Mos
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Suzanne Redfearn
Description: Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive. Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces? Heartrending yet ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on...even when it seems impossible.
Call Number: LP FIC Red
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Description: "James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shop worker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. With Malvern's daughter Alexis running away to the country after a terrible tragedy and refusing to return, James' ascent to head of the company seems inevitable. But even a charmed life like James' is not without its setbacks. A terrible fire threatens to end his merchant career before it's had a chance to truly begin. Mrs. Ward, James' former paramour, has a secret that could change his life forever. And his distaste for Alexis Malvern is slowly growing into feelings of quite a different sort. Can James continue to be the master of his own fate, or will all of his charm, intelligence, and wit finally fail him when he has to enter the lion's den? Spanning the years from 1889 to 1892, In the Lion's Den is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her historical storytelling best" --Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Bra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Bryan Washington
Description: "Mike is a Japanese American chef and Benson is a Black day care teacher. They've been together for a few years, but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. When Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives for a visit, Mike flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation. Back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together and Benson begins to realize what he wants out of life. Both men will change in ways that will either make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known" --Publisher description.
Call Number: LP FIC Was
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Description: "After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She's not sure what she will find -- her cousin's husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family's youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family's past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind" --Publisher description.
Call Number: LP FIC Mor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Judith A. Jance
Description: Protecting a brilliant freshman whose homeschooled life has left her unprepared for the outside world, Jennifer invites the vulnerable girl home for a Christmas break that embroils Sheriff Joanna Brady in a volatile missing-persons case.
Call Number: LP FIC Jan
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Nancy (Novelist) Johnson
Description: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to move forward, she must make peace with the past. Returning home, Ruth discovers the Indiana factory town of her youth is plagued by unemployment, racism, and despair. Determined, Ruth begins digging into the past. As she uncovers burning secrets her family desperately wants to hide, she unexpectedly befriends Midnight, a young white boy who is also adrift and looking for connection. When a traumatic incident strains the town's already searing racial tensions, Ruth and Midnight find themselves on a collision course that could upend both their lives.
Call Number: LP FIC Joh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Susan Meissner
Description: "April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Mei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Ellen Marie Wiseman
Description: In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia's overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war, an even more urgent threat arrives: the Spanish flu. Funeral crepe and quarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness. When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home, Pia must venture alone into the quarantined city in search of supplies, leaving her baby brothers behind. Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu. Watching Pia leave her brothers alone, Bernice makes a shocking, life-altering decision. It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they're at their most vulnerable, planning to transform the city's orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are "true Americans." Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street, Pia is frantic to return home. Instead, she is taken to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum--the first step in a long and arduous journey.
Call Number: LP FIC Wis
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Janet Skeslien Charles
Description: "Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear--including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the City of Light, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. They risk their lives again and again to help their fellow Jewish readers. When the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983. Odile's solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by Lily, her neighbor, a lonely teenager longing for adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile's mysterious past, they find they share a love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending just the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library explores the geography of resentment, the consequences of terrible choices made, and how extraordinary heroism can be found in the quietest of places" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ske
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper
Description: Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. Kieran's parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by the sea. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away.
Call Number: LP FIC Har
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Susan Mallery
Description: Mackenzie Dienes has a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with her in-laws' winery. Everything in her life is tied to her husband: his mother is the closest thing to a mom that she's ever had, their home is on the family compound, his sister is her best friend. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. She's on the brink of losing her job, her home, her friends and, worst of all, her family. She can continue to work at the winery, be friends with her mother-in-law, hug her nieces and nephews--but as an employee, nothing more--or she can surrender every piece of her heart in order to build a legacy of her own. If she can dare to let go of the life she thought she wanted, she might discover something even more beautiful waiting for her beneath a painted moon.
Call Number: LP FIC Mal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Isabel Wilkerson, Oprah's Book Club 2020
Description: The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. She points to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. This is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.
Call Number: LP 305.5122 Wil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Cole Brown, foreword by Elaine Welteroth, afterword by Michael Eric Dyson
Description: Cole has heard it all before--token, bougie, oreo, Blackish--the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it's like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy's difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating. This book asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought.
Call Number: LP 305.896 Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Colin Quinn
Description: How can a nation composed of states that are so different possibly hang together? Quinn calls us out state-by-state, and identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government he skewers us all: red, blue, and purple-- while maintaining the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being.
Call Number: LP 306.0973 Qui
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
John O. Brennan
Description: A powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan, spanning his more than thirty years in government. In this brutaly honest memoir, Brennan describes the life that took him from being a young CIA recruit enamored with the mystique of spy work, to being the most powerful individual in American intelligence.
Call Number: LP 327.1273 Bre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Nir Barzilai, Toni Robino
Description: Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? Can you look and feel fifty through your eighties and nineties? Barzilai's life's work is tackling the challenges of aging to delay and prevent the onset of all age-related diseases including 'the big four': diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. His studies include SuperAgers: individuals who maintain active lives well into their nineties and even beyond-- and reached that ripe old age never having experienced cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or cognitive decline. Here Barzilai reveals the secrets his team has unlocked about SuperAgers and the scientific discoveries that show we can mimic some of their natural resistance to the aging process.
Call Number: LP 612.68 Bar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff) Masson
Description: An exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet. Our society is still learning how to recognize and dignify the relationship between Americans and their pets with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and center. The author takes a personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends. Includes moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that illustrate the strong bond humans form with them.
Call Number: LP 636.0887 Mas
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Sarah Smarsh
Description: Sarah Smarsh explores the overlooked contributions to social progress by such women as exemplified by Dolly Parton's life and art. Parton's songs for decades have validated women who go unheard: the poor woman, the pregnant teenager, the struggling mother disparaged as "trailer trash." Parton's broader career--from singing on the front porch of her family's cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains to achieving stardom in Nashville and Hollywood, from "girl singer" managed by powerful men to leader of a self-made business and philanthropy empire--offers a springboard to examining the intersections of gender, class, and culture.
Call Number: LP 781.642 Sma
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Alicia Elliott
Description: The Mohawk phrase for depression, Wake' nikonhra'kwenhtará:'on, can be roughly translated to 'a mind spread out on the ground.' Alicia Elliott explores how apt a description that is for the ongoing effects of persona, intergenerational, and colonial traumas she and so many Native people have experienced. Elliott's writing details a life spent between Indigenous and white communities, a divide reflected in her own family, and engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, love, art, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, and representation. Throughout, she makes connections between the past and present, the personal and political.
Call Number: LP 971.0049 Ell 2020
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Al Sharpton
Description: Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism to shed light on everything from race relations and gender bias to climate change and the global pandemic.
Call Number: LP 973.933 Sha
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Jacqueline Winspear
Description: Jacqueline Winspear has turned to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. A portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, this is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory.
Call Number: LP 920 Win
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
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Blood Grove
Walter Mosley
LP FIC Mos
The Vineyard At Painted Moon
Susan Mallery
LP FIC Mal
In An Instant
Suzanne Redfearn
LP FIC Red
Caste : The Origins Of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson, Oprah's Book Club 2020
LP 305.5122 Wil
In The Lion's Den
Barbara Taylor Bradford
LP FIC Bra
Greyboy : Finding Blackness In A White World
Cole Brown, foreword by Elaine Welteroth, afterword by Michael Eric Dyson
LP 305.896 Bro
Memorial
Bryan Washington
LP FIC Was
Overstated : A Coast-to-coast Roast Of The 50 States
Colin Quinn
LP 306.0973 Qui
Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
LP FIC Mor
Undaunted : My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home And Abroad
John O. Brennan
LP 327.1273 Bre
Missing And Endangered
Judith A. Jance
LP FIC Jan
Age Later : Health Span, Life Span, And The New Science Of Longevity
Nir Barzilai, Toni Robino
LP 612.68 Bar
The Kindest Lie : A Novel
Nancy (Novelist) Johnson
LP FIC Joh
Lost Companions : Reflections On The Death Of Pets
J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff) Masson
LP 636.0887 Mas
The Nature Of Fragile Things
Susan Meissner
LP FIC Mei
She Come By It Natural : Dolly Parton And The Women Who Lived Her Songs
Sarah Smarsh
LP 781.642 Sma
The Orphan Collector
Ellen Marie Wiseman
LP FIC Wis
A Mind Spread Out On The Ground
Alicia Elliott
LP 971.0049 Ell 2020
The Paris Library
Janet Skeslien Charles
LP FIC Ske
Rise Up : Confronting A Country At The Crossroads
Al Sharpton
LP 973.933 Sha
The Survivors
Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper
LP FIC Har
This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing : A Memoir
Jacqueline Winspear
LP 920 Win