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Norman Lock
Description: The fourth self-contained volume of The American Novels series tells the story of Samuel Long, who escapes slavery in Virginia by traveling the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods, where he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd Garrison, and other transcendentalists and abolitionists. While Long will experience his coming-of-age at Walden Pond, his hosts will receive a lesson on human dignity, culminating in a climactic act of civil disobedience.
Call Number: LP FIC Loc
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Roseanna M. White
Description: 1914. Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family's history, their very name? Peter Holstein, given his family's German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered. But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors' scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he's more than his name?
Call Number: LP FIC Whi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Henning Mankell, Marlaine Delargy
Description: "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.
Call Number: LP FIC Man
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Mick Finlay
Description: 1895: London's scared. A killer haunts the city's streets. The poor are hungry; crime bosses are taking control; the police force stretched to breaking point. While the rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, the celebrated private detective rarely visits the densely populated streets of South London, where the crimes are sleazier and the people are poorer. In a dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime: Arrowood self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard and private investigator. When a man mysteriously disappears and Arrowood's best lead is viciously stabbed before his eyes, he and his sidekick Barnett face their toughest quest yet: to capture the head of the most notorious gang in London.
Call Number: LP FIC Fin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Andy Weir
Description: Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
Call Number: LP FIC Wei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 8, 2017
Donna Andrews
Description: When her husband organizes a full-scale production of A Christmas Carol with a famous veteran actor in the starring role, Meg Langslow finds herself navigating unexpected challenges in the star's baggage and enemies.
Call Number: LP FIC And
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Jolina Petersheim
Description: Nearly six months have passed since Leora Ebersole's Old Order Mennonite community fled to the mountains for refuge after an attack destroyed the power grid and altered life as they knew it. Since then, Leora has watched and waited for news of Moses Hughes, the young Englischer pilot who held off invading looters long enough for everyone to escape. Unsure Moses even survived, Leora has begun to warm to the affections of Jabil Snyder, who has courted her patiently. But she struggles to see herself as the bishop's wife, especially when she learns that Moses is alive and has now joined a local militia. An unexpected encounter in the woods deepens Leora's crisis, as does a terrifying new threat that brings Moses' militia into the community's shaky alliance with the few Englischers left among them. When long-held beliefs are once again put to the test, Leora wrestles with the divide between having faith and taking action. Just how much will her shifting landscape change her?
Call Number: LP FIC Pet
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Pam Hillman
Description: Natchez, MS - 1791, Anxious for his brothers to join him on the rugged frontier along the Mississippi River, Connor O'Shea has no choice but to indenture himself as a carpenter in exchange for their passage from Ireland. But when he's sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation, Connor fears he'll repeat past mistakes and vows not to be tempted by the lovely lady. The responsibilities of running Breeze Hill have fallen on Isabella's shoulders after her brother was found dead in the swamps along the Natchez Trace and a suspicious fire devastated their crops, almost destroyed their home, and left her father seriously injured. Even with Connor's help, Isabella fears she'll lose her family's plantation. Despite her growing feelings for the handsome Irish carpenter, she seriously considers accepting her wealthy and influential neighbor's proposal of marriage. Soon, though, Connor realizes someone is out to eliminate the Bartholomew family. Can he set aside his own feelings to keep Isabella safe?
Call Number: LP FIC Hil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
David Ignatius
Description: A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.
Call Number: LP FIC Ign
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans
Description: 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.
Call Number: LP FIC Gro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Anne Corlett
Description: All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn't forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit ... Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that's left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive. Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie's own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be.
Call Number: LP FIC Cor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Marie Lu
Description: When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
Call Number: LP FIC Lu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Janelle Brown
Description: Billie was a teenage runaway from Northern California who took up with a group of environmental activists wanted by the FBI. When she met Jonathan, a tech magazine editor and all around good guy, she settled easily into the life of an eco-conscious, stay-at-home suburban yoga mom. Now their daughter Olive needs less attention, so Billie throws herself into extreme sports-- marathons, scuba diving, rock climbs, solo hikes. On one of these expeditions Billie vanishes from the trail, and a year of intense mourning passes. Jonathan drinks; Olive grows remote. But then she starts having waking dreams, and Olive begins to believe her mother is still alive-- and in trouble.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Lynn N. Austin
Description: In Chicago in 1890, rules and expectations for women are strict, their roles in life limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents have delivered them to the Sinai Desert. Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest chasing rumors of an important biblical manuscript. As the expedition becomes more dangerous, the travelers recall the events that shaped them and the journeys and providence that brought them to this very time and place.
Call Number: LP FIC Aus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Description: When the George Washington's moved from Mount Vernon to Philadelphia, the nation's capital, they took 9 enslaved people with them. They would serve as cooks, horsemen, house servants and personal attendants. The North was different for the entire household--there was a new climate to adjust to, and in Philadelphia slavery was looked down upon. Washington thought he could circumvent the law requiring slaveholders to free their slaves by sending his slaves south every six months. Ona Judge, Martha's chief attendant, figured out this tactic. Having interacted with Philadelphia's free black community, Ona saw what freedom was and risked leaving everything she knew and everyone she loved when she fled. Here is the story of the lure of freedom and of Washington's determination to recapture his property..
Call Number: LP 306.362 Dun
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 5, 2017
Nina Riggs
Description: Riggs provides a memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' after her terminal cancer diagnosis.
Call Number: LP 362.19 Rig
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Description: Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes--the moment she hears him speak of his crimes--she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case.
Call Number: LP 364.1523 Mar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Description: What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. Now Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
Call Number: LP 523.01 Tys
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 7, 2017
Bottom Line Books
Description: Diabetes is epidemic in the United States, especially for those over 50. Even if you're already being diligent about your health, a diagnosis can feel like an overwhelming burden. Now the editors of Bottom Line Inc. present the first book for mature men and women looking to prevent and control diabetes with insight from over 500 of the world's top health experts.
Call Number: LP 616.462 Agi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 11, 2017
Bianca Bosker
Description: With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist's fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the question: What's the big deal about wine?
Call Number: LP 641.22 Bos
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Description: Best loved recipes from home cooks like you. With a little planning, you can have comforting entrees, savory soups, golden breads and sensational desserts at the ready. Recipes offer overnight convenience, freezing instructions, and reheating tips. Also includes complete nutrition facts.
Call Number: LP 641.555 Mak
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Emily Nunn
Description: There's no real logic to where we start out and what we end up with. It's like cooking. Once you get your ingredients, how you put them together at any given time is up to you: it's your responsibility to create something good. ... It helps to have a high tolerance for disasters, in the kitchen or otherwise. One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé, and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily--an avid cook and professional food writer--decided to pour her heart out on Facebook. The next morning, she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she'd made a terrible mistake--only to discover she had more friends than she knew, many of whom invited her to come visit and cook with them as she put her life back together. Thus began the Comfort Food Tour. Searching for a way forward, Emily travels the country, cooking and staying with family and friends. She also travels back home to revisit scenes from her dysfunctional Southern upbringing, dominated by her dramatic, unpredictable mother and her silent, disengaged father. Her wonderfully idiosyncratic relatives come alive in these pages, all part of the rich Southern story in which past and present are indistinguishable, food is a source of connection and identity, and a good story is often preferred to a not-so-pleasant truth. But truth, pleasant or not, is what Emily Nunn craves, and with it comes an acceptance of the losses she has endured, and a sense of hope for the future. In the salty snap of a single Virginia ham biscuit and the sour tang of Great-grandmother's Mean Lemon Cake, she experiences the healing power of comfort food--and serves up dozens of recipes for the wonderful dishes that saved her life. With biting humor and luminous prose, Emily Nunn delivers a moving account of her descent into darkness and her hard-won return to the living.
Call Number: LP 641.5973 Nun
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Jill Bialosky
Description: A coming-of-age memoir organized around forty-three poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from author and poet, Jill Bialosky. For her, certain poems stand out like signposts at pivotal moments in a life. As she narrates these moments, she illuminates the ways in which particular poems offered insight, compassion, and connection, and shows how poetry can be a blueprint for living. As she celebrates the enduring value of poetry, she illustrates the ways in which poetry can, in fact, save your life.
Call Number: LP 811 Bia
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 6, 2017
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, O'Reilly and Dugard chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. They recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought.
Call Number: LP 973.3 ORe
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
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A Fugitive In Walden Woods [Large Print]
Norman Lock
LP FIC Loc
Watch Me Disappear [Large Print]
Janelle Brown
LP FIC Bro
A Name Unknown [Large Print]
Roseanna M. White
LP FIC Whi
Where We Belong [Large Print]
Lynn N. Austin
LP FIC Aus
After The Fire [Large Print]
Henning Mankell, Marlaine Delargy
LP FIC Man
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit Of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge [Large Print]
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
LP 306.362 Dun
Arrowood [Large Print]
Mick Finlay
LP FIC Fin
The Bright Hour [Large Print] : A Memoir Of Living And Dying
Nina Riggs
LP 362.19 Rig
Artemis [Large Print]
Andy Weir
LP FIC Wei
The Fact Of A Body: A Murder And A Memoir [Large Print]
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
LP 364.1523 Mar
How The Finch Stole Christmas! [Large Print]
Donna Andrews
LP FIC And
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry [Large Print]
Neil deGrasse Tyson
LP 523.01 Tys
The Divide [Large Print]
Jolina Petersheim
LP FIC Pet
Aging Well With Diabetes: 146 Eye-Opening Secrets That Prevent And Control Diabetes [Large Print]
Bottom Line Books
LP 616.462 Agi
The Promise Of Breeze Hill [Large Print]
Pam Hillman
LP FIC Hil
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, And Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me To Live For Taste [Large Print]
Bianca Bosker
LP 641.22 Bos
The Quantum Spy [Large Print]
David Ignatius
LP FIC Ign
Make Ahead: 112 Freezer-Friendly Dishes [Large Print]
LP 641.555 Mak
The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen : 83 1/4 Years Old [Large Print]
Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans
LP FIC Gro
The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest For The Perfect Dish To Mend A Broken Heart [Large Print]
Emily Nunn
LP 641.5973 Nun
The Space Between The Stars [Large Print]
Anne Corlett
LP FIC Cor
Poetry Will Save Your Life : A Memoir [Large Print]
Jill Bialosky
LP 811 Bia
Warcross [Large Print]
Marie Lu
LP FIC Lu
Killing England [Large Print] : The Brutal Struggle For American Independence
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
LP 973.3 ORe