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Louise Penny
Description: "No one liked CC de Poitiers -- not her family, not her lover, not her neighbors in Three Pines. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to investigate CC's sudden death on the day after Christmas, it seems like an impossible murder. How could she have been electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake in the midst of Three Pines annual curling match without anyone seeing a thing? In the beautiful but deadly Quebec winter, Gamache digs for secrets beneath the surface of village life. But something more chilling than the bitter wind is coming for him"--Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Pen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 18, 2019
Valerie Fraser Luesse
Description: With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants--and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.
Call Number: LP FIC Lue
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Robert Wilson
Description: "P. T. Barnum was the greatest showman the world has ever seen: the cocreator of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the man who made worldwide sensations of Jumbo the Elephant, General Tom Thumb, and the "Swedish Nightingale," Jenny Lind. He was the champion of wonder, joy, trickery, and "humbug." He was, as Barnum argues, one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Nearly 125 years after his death, the name P. T. Barnum still inspires wonder. Robert Wilson's vivid new biography captures the full genius, infamy, and allure of the ebullient showman. From birth to death, Phineas Taylor Barnum repeatedly reinvented himself. He learned as a young man how to wow crowds, and built a fortune that placed him among the first millionaires in the United States. He also suffered tragedy, bankruptcy, and fires that destroyed his life's work, yet willed himself to rebuild and succeed again. As an entertainer, Barnum courted controversy time and again throughout his life--yet he was also a man of strong convictions, guided in his work not by a desire to deceive but an eagerness to thrill and bring joy to his audiences. He almost certainly never uttered the infamous line, "There's a sucker born every minute," instead taking pride in giving crowds their money's worth and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP B Bar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Sophie Kinsella
Description: Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) has returned from the States to live in the charming village of Letherby and work in a gift shop. Life is good, especially now that Becky takes time every day for mindfulness ... which actually means listening to a meditation tape while shopping online. When Becky's parents ask her to host Christmas this year, what could possibly go wrong -- besides menu and gift demands and the appearance of an old boyfriend? But as the countdown to Christmas begins and her big-hearted plans take an unexpected turn toward disaster, Becky starts to wonder if chaos will ensue, of if she'll manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all -- Cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Kin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
Description: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are back with a new adventure in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's number one New York Times best selling series. Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.
Call Number: LP FIC Cus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
Karen Schaler
Description: "With all the glittering decorations, twinkling lights, snow angels, gingerbread men and mistletoe, Christmas is Emmie's first love. This year, she can't wait to share her favorite Christmas traditions with her boyfriend, Grant. She thinks he's 'the one'. So when Grant's hectic work schedule has him more 'Bah Humbug' than 'Ho, Ho, Ho', Emmie creates a holiday-themed scavenger hunt to help him find his Christmas spirit. At the end of the journey, Grant will arrive at the charming town of Christmas Point where she's planned a romantic weekend filled with holiday activities. But Emmie's plan backfires when a mix-up has the wrong guy following her clues! Sam, a best-selling mystery writer, thinks Emmie's clever Christmas riddles are from his agent, who is trying to help him get over his epic writer's block. When he arrives at Christmas Point and finds the stunned Emmie, he immediately feels she's someone special, but she can't see beyond the fact that the wrong guy has shown up. Inspired by the small, charming town, Sam decides to stay and convinces Emmie to join him in a little holiday fun while she waits for Grant. When Grant finally shows up, Emmie is disappointed to discover he's not enjoying the activities she planned and can't help wonder if he's really the one for her. She also can't get Sam out of her mind and all the great times they had together. With Christmas coming fast, Emmie will need the magic of the season to help steer her in the direction of true love..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Sch
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
Joanna Davidson Politano
Description: "Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London's east end when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley and offers her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life and give her a chance to be a lady. Things she could only dream of might be coming true. But some dreams turn out to be nightmares. Though Raina has traded squalor for silk and satin, something about the abbey is deeply unsettling. As she wrestles with her true identity, the ruin, decay, and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is. Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within--and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Pol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
David Yoon
Description: Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong? Frank Li has two names. There's Frank Li, his American name. Then there's Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California. Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl--which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white. As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he's forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don't leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he's found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he's left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love--or himself--at all.
Call Number: LP FIC Yoo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 18, 2019
Roselle Lim
Description: "At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco's Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She's even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother's restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant's fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother's cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around--she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Lim
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Jodi Kantor, Megan. Twohey
Description: For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein's treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, many disturbing and long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed. These shadowy settlements had long been used to hide sexual harassment and abuse, but with a breakthrough reporting technique Kantor and Twohey helped to expose it. But Weinstein had evaded scrutiny in the past, and he was not going down without a fight; he employed a team of high-profile lawyers, private investigators, and other allies to thwart the investigation. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince some sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times was set in motion. Nothing could have prepared Kantor and Twohey for what followed the publication of their initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017. Within days, a veritable Pandora's box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened. Women all over the world came forward with their own traumatic stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry were outed following allegations of wrongdoing. But did too much change -- or not enough? Those questions hung in the air months later as Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford came forward to testify that he had assaulted her decades earlier. Kantor and Twohey, who had unique access to Ford and her team, bring to light the odyssey that led her to come forward, the overwhelming forces that came to bear on her, and what happened after she shared her allegation with the world. In the tradition of great investigative journalism, She Said tells a thrilling story about the power of truth, with shocking new information from hidden sources. Kantor and Twohey describe not only the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement, but the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up -- for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.
Call Number: LP 305.42 Kan
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 18, 2019
Bill Bryson
Description: Bill Bryson takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the human body--how it functions, its ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 612 Bry
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Abbi Waxman
Description: "The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all--or mostly all--excited to meet her! She'll have to speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is? Nina considers her options. 1. Completely change her name and appearance. 2. Flee to a deserted island. 3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Wax
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Cara Wall
Description: "Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily--fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern--after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not? James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante. James's escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life. In The Dearly Beloved, we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church's congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy. A poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives,"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Wal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
Ruta Sepetys
Description: Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.
Call Number: LP FIC Sep
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Katherine Collette
Description: "Germaine Johnson doesn't need friends. She has her work and her Sudoku puzzles. Until, that is, an incident at her insurance company leaves her jobless--and it turns out that there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians with zero people skills. Soon enough though, Germaine manages to secure a position at City Hall answering calls on the Senior Citizens Helpline. But it turns out that the mayor has something else in mind for Germaine: a secret project involving the troublemakers at the senior citizens center and their feud with the neighboring golf club--which happens to be run by the dashing yet disgraced national Sudoku champion, Don Thomas, a celebrity of the highest order to Germaine. Don and the mayor want the senior center closed down and at first, Germaine is dedicated to helping them out--it makes sense mathematically, after all. But when Germaine actually gets to know the group of elderly rebels at the senior center, they open her eyes to a life outside of boxes and numbers and for the first time ever, Germaine realizes she may have miscalculated. Filled with an eccentric, totally unique, and (occasionally) cranky cast of characters you can't help but love, The Helpline will make you reexamine what it means to lead a happy life--and is bound to capture your heart along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Col
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Maggie Walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband, a local councilman, is arrested for bigamy, and her subsequent divorce, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that Maggie climb out of her hole, and embrace the season to get her out of her funk, Maggie decides to put up a Christmas tree and heads off to buy one--albeit reluctantly. She is immediately taken by Andrew, the kind, handsome man who owns the Christmas tree lot and delivers her tree. She soon learns that Andrew is single and new to her city and, like her, is also starting his life anew. As their friendship develops, Maggie slowly begins to trust again--something she never thought possible.
Call Number: LP FIC Eva
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
Patti Callahan Henry
Description: Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But now Jack is engaged to Kara, with a Christmas wedding planned in Ireland. Until Jimmy met Kara's best friend, Charlotte, he never expected to fall in love. When Jimmy and Charlotte write a song together, it catches the attention of a manager for a famous country band. Before Jimmy knows it, he's on tour with the band and everyone knows his name. But fame isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Jimmy finds himself far away from his loved ones. Only a Christmas miracle will lead Jimmy back to Ireland, to his brother, and to love.
Call Number: LP FIC Hen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2019
Erin Morgenstern
Description: "Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a rare book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas of honey, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a beautiful barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the rare book and in his own life"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Mor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 18, 2019
Nevada Barr
Description: "Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown to discover that she's been committed to a nursing home's Alzheimer's Unit. Rose has no memory of her committal and is sure that something is very wrong. She escapes but faces a challenge in proving her sanity. Her relatives committed her, the legal papers were drawn up, the authorities side with the nursing home. But when a would-be killer shows up in her house, Rose knows that someone is trying to get rid of her. With the help of her sister Marion, granddaughter Mel, and Mel's friend Royal, Rose gathers her strength and fight back. But someone out there is determined to kill Rose--and they're holding all the cards."--Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Bar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Laurie Gelman
Description: "If you've ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it--most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home. She's been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max's third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen's own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle. Dixon's next chapter will keep you turning the pages to find out what's really going on under the veneer of polite parent interactions, and have you laughing along with her the whole way."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Gel
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
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A Fatal Grace [Large Print]
Louise Penny
LP FIC Pen
The Body [Large Print] : A Guide For Occupants
Bill Bryson
LP 612 Bry
Almost Home [Large Print]
Valerie Fraser Luesse
LP FIC Lue
The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill [Large Print]
Abbi Waxman
LP FIC Wax
Barnum [Large Print] : An American Life
Robert Wilson
LP B Bar
The Dearly Beloved [Large Print]
Cara Wall
LP FIC Wal
Christmas Shopaholic [Large Print]
Sophie Kinsella
LP FIC Kin
The Fountains Of Silence [Large Print]
Ruta Sepetys
LP FIC Sep
Final Option [Large Print]
Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
LP FIC Cus
The Helpline [Large Print]
Katherine Collette
LP FIC Col
Finding Christmas [Large Print]
Karen Schaler
LP FIC Sch
The Noel Stranger [Large Print]
Richard Paul Evans
LP FIC Eva
Finding Lady Enderly [Large Print]
Joanna Davidson Politano
LP FIC Pol
The Perfect Love Song [Large Print] : A Christmas Story
Patti Callahan Henry
LP FIC Hen
Frankly In Love [Large Print]
David Yoon
LP FIC Yoo
The Starless Sea [Large Print]
Erin Morgenstern
LP FIC Mor
Natalie Tan's Book Of Luck And Fortune [Large Print]
Roselle Lim
LP FIC Lim
What Rose Forgot [Large Print]
Nevada Barr
LP FIC Bar
She Said [Large Print] : Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement
Jodi Kantor, Megan. Twohey
LP 305.42 Kan
You've Been Volunteered [Large Print]
Laurie Gelman
LP FIC Gel