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Emma Straub
Description: "When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days, decades years earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Astrid's youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid's 13-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most. In All Adults Here, Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humor and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Str
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Judy Pace Christie, Lisa Wingate
Description: From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and journalist Judy Christie, who documented the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many determined Tann survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. Here many victims return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion ... with extraordinary results.
Call Number: LP 362.73 Chr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Barton Gellman
Description: "Edward Snowden chose three journalists to tell the stories in his Top Secret trove of NSA documents: Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and filmmaker Laura Poitras, all of whom would share the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Poitras went on to direct the Oscar-winning Citizenfour. Greenwald wrote an instant memoir and cast himself as a pugilist on Snowden's behalf. Gellman took his own path. Snowden and his documents were the beginning, not the end, of a story he had prepared his whole life to tell. More than 20 years as a top investigative journalist armed him with deep sources in national security and high technology. New sources reached out from government and industry, making contact on the same kinds of secret, anonymous channels that Snowden had used. Gellman's reporting unlocked new puzzles in the NSA archive. And as Snowden's revelations faded somewhat from the public consciousness, the machinations he exposed continue still, with many policies unaltered despite societal outrage. Dark Mirror is a true-life spy tale that touches us all, told with authority and an inside view of extraordinary events. Within it is a chilling personal account of the obstacles facing the author, beginning with Gellman's discovery of his own name in Snowden's NSA document trove. Google notifies him that a foreign government is trying to compromise his account. A trusted technical adviser finds anomalies on his laptop. Sophisticated impostors approach Gellman with counterfeit documents, attempting to divert or discredit his work. Throughout Dark Mirror, the author wages an escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries who force him to mimic their tradecraft in self-defense. This is an inside account of the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents, fighting back against state and corporate intrusions into our most private spheres. Along the way, and with the benefit of hindsight, it tells the full story of a government leak unrivaled in drama since All the President's Men" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 327.1273 Gil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Luke Geddes
Description: "The city of Wichita, Kansas, is wracked with panic over the abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo. However, the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall are too preoccupied by their own neurotic compulsions to take much notice. Postcards, perfume bottles, Barbies, vinyl records, kitschy neon beer signs--they collect and sell it all. Rather than focus on Lindy, this colorful cast of characters is consumed by another drama: the impending arrival of Mark and Grant from the famed antiques television show Pickin' Fortunes, who are planning to film an episode at The Heart of America and secretly may be the last best hope of saving the mall from bankruptcy. Yet the mall and the missing beauty queen have more to do with each other than these vendors might think, and before long, the group sets in motion a series of events that lead to surprising revelations about Lindy's whereabouts. As the mall becomes implicated in her disappearance, will Mark and Grant be scared away from all of the drama or will they arrive in time to save The Heart of America from going under? Equally comical and suspenseful, Heart of Junk is also a biting commentary on our current Marie Kondo era. It examines why certain objects resonate with us so deeply, rebukes Kondo's philosophy of wholesale purging, and argues that "junk" can have great value--connecting us not only to our personal pasts but to our shared human history. As author Luke Geddes writes: 'A collection was a record of a life lived, maybe not well or happily but at least with attention and passion. It was autobiography made whole'" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ged
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Jane Bryant Quinn
Description: With How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. At a time when people are living longer -- yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they'd hoped for -- this book will become an essential guide.
Call Number: LP 332.024 Qui 2020
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Marie Kondō, Scott Sonenshein
Description: "The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit chances of career progress, and undermine well-being. There is another way. Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, this will help the reader overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that comes with a tidy desk and mind" --Publisher's description.
Call Number: LP 650.1 Kon
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Jennifer Hillier
Description: "All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret... Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They're admired in their community and are a loving family--until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken. A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She's lost her son; she's not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Hil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Christina Dalcher
Description: "Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state's new elite schools, where children undergo routine tests for their quotient (Q). Those who don't measure up are placed in the many state boarding schools that have cropped up under a new government mandate -- Elena's daughter, Freddie, is one of them. In order to be with Freddie, Elena immediately requests to transfer to the state school. To her horror, she learns that the children are receiving the bare minimum of instruction. Instead, they spend their days making handcrafted goods -- valuable commodities in the age of machine-made products. What began as a shock quickly becomes a nightmare as Elena discovers the terrifying atrocities inflicted upon the students. Not only have their test scores been tampered with, but they're also unwitting subjects of experiments, one of which tests a new method of chemical sterilization. The plan? To render all adolescents with undesirable quotients infertile... and Freddie may be next in line" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Dal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Jae W. Oh
Description: Confused by Medicare? Maximize Your Medicare helps readers understand how and what to choose when deciding on Medicare options. This book shows readers how to: enroll in Medicare and avoid never-ending penalties; compare Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage; discern the differences among Parts A, B, and D; increase benefits every year; avoid costly errors; deal with special circumstances; and get the most from the plan. Maximize Your Medicare is a vital resource for every American aged sixty-five or older, as well as for their families and care coordinators.
Call Number: LP 368.426 Oh 2020-2021
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Colin Butcher
Description: "As a veteran of the Royal Navy and longtime police officer, Colin Butcher was no stranger to dangerous situations. But a career in uniform can wear anyone down, so, in 2003, Colin left the force to start his own private detective agency, specializing in helping reunite people with their missing pets. And yet, despite his hundreds of successes, there were still heartbreaking cases where Colin couldn't find the missing on his own. He knew he needed a partner. When Colin first met Molly, his friends doubted that she would be up for the job. Where Colin was battle-tested, Molly was young and inexperienced. She was willful, wayward, and stubborn. But Colin could tell that Molly was unusually charismatic and intelligent. He decided to take a risk and bring on Molly for training. Yes, Molly is no ordinary deputy, but a black Cocker Spaniel, and this is no ordinary detective agency. Trained by the top canine behavioral experts at Medical Detection Dogs, Molly can find missing cats--who are uniquely skilled at eluding humans--by detecting a unique scent signature, and she has been wildly successful. The work is not always easy. Molly has faced hardships ranging from a near-fatal snakebite to the challenge of winning over Colin's girlfriend, Sarah. But through it all, Colin and Molly share an enduring love and affection. More than a working relationship, Molly is part of the family. Together, they are the Sherlock and Watson of missing pets" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 636.73 But
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Kimmery Martin
Description: "Georgia Brown's profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked people, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The single most important person in her life is her friend, Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and who has become as close as family to her. Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, she hears startling news from Jonah--the hospital intends to fire doctors who provide medical care for transgender patients. Disturbed by the hospital's actions, the two of them concoct a plan to persuade the board to reverse its decision about placing limitations on patient care. But when the strategy spirals out of control, both Georgia and Jonah risk their careers and their friendship in a last-ditch effort to regain the right to treat their patients" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Mar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Brooke Fossey
Description: "For Duffy Sinclair life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he's destined for the roach-infested nursing home down the road--and after wasting the first eighty-eight years of his life, he refuses to waste away for the rest. So, he keeps his shenanigans to the bare minimum with the help of his best friend and roommate, Carl Upton. Then Carl's granddaughter Josie climbs through their bedroom window with booze on her breath and a black eye. Thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family, his life doesn't boil down they same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy" --Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Fos
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Emily Nemens
Description: "Jason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona desert for their annual spring training. Handsome, famous, and talented, Goodyear is nonetheless coming apart at the seams. And the coaches, writers, wives, girlfriends, petty criminals, and diehard fans following his every move are eager to find out why--as they hide secrets of their own. Humming with the energy of a ballpark before the first pitch, Emily Nemens' The Cactus League unravels the tightly connected web of people behind a seemingly linear game. Narrated by a sportscaster, Goodyear's story is interspersed with tales of Michael Taylor, a batting coach trying to stay relevant; Tamara Rowland, a resourceful spring-training paramour, looking for one last catch; Herb Allison, a legendary sports agent grappling with his decline; and a plethora of other richly drawn characters, all striving to be seen as the season approaches. It's a journey that, like the Arizona desert, brims with both possibility and destruction. Anchored by an expert knowledge of baseball's inner workings, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League is a propulsive and deeply human debut that captures a strange desert world that is both exciting and unforgiving, where the most crucial games are the ones played off the field" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Nem
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Lawrence Wright
Description: "At an internment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi doctor and prince in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. Matilda Nachinsky, deputy director of U. S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife Jill and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta and the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions -- scientific, religious, governmental -- and decimating the population" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Wri
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Tracey Enerson Wood
Description: "Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally--she knows who she is and what she wants, and she's determined to make change. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible. Emily's fight for women's suffrage is put on hold, and her life transformed when Wash, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, but under his guidance, she assumes his role, despite stern resistance and overwhelming obstacles. Lines blur as Wash's vision becomes her own, and when he is unable to return to the job, Emily is consumed by it. But as the project takes shape under Emily's direction, she wonders whose legacy she is building--hers, or her husband's. As the monument rises, Emily's marriage, principles, and identity threaten to collapse. When the bridge finally stands finished, will she recognize the woman who built it? Based on the true story of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Engineer's Wife delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, which takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette riots, the halls of Manhattan's elite, and the heady, freewheeling temptations of P.T. Barnum. It's the story of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts--even at the risk of losing each other" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Woo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Paul Wolfe
Description: "Mary Pinchot Meyer was a longtime lover of JFK. She was the ex-wife of a CIA chief. She was the sister-in-law of the Washington Post's Ben Bradlee. She believed in mind expansion and took LSD with Timothy Leary. She was a painter, a socialite and a Bohemian in Georgetown during the Cold War. And she ended up dead in an unsolved murder a year after JFK's assassination. The diary she kept was never found. Until now" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Wol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Simone St. James
Description: "Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn't right at the Sun Down, and before long she's determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden there. Upstate NY, 2017. Carly Kirk has always been fascinated by her aunt Viv who disappeared from the Sun Down before Carly was born. Using a small inheritance from when her mom dies, Carly leaves college to go to Fell to figure out what happened to her aunt thirty-five years ago. Soon, Carly is mirroring her aunt's life, working as the night clerk at the motel, which hasn't changed since 1982. The guest book is still handwritten, the rooms still have actual keys, and a haunting presence still lingers. Carly discovers that Viv had been trying to unravel mysteries of her own--including a possible serial killer working in Fell. If Carly can find the answers Viv was searching for, she might be able to solve the mystery that has haunted her family for years"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC St. J
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
B. J. Fogg
Description: We've all been told that change is hard. Fogg is here to help you transform your life-- by starting small and being flexible. He helps you crack the code of habit formation. Whether you want to lose weight, de-stress, or be more productive, you will learn how to feel good about your successes instead of bad about your failures.
Call Number: LP 152.33 Fog
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
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William Gibson
LP FIC Gib
Maximize Your Medicare, 2020-2021 Edition [Large Print] : Qualify For Benefits, Protect Your Health, And Minimize Your Costs
Jae W. Oh
LP 368.426 Oh 2020-2021
All Adults Here [Large Print]
Emma Straub
LP FIC Str
Molly [Large Print] : The True Story Of The Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats
Colin Butcher
LP 636.73 But
Before And After [Large Print] : The Incredible Real-life Stories Of Orphans Who Survived The Tennessee Children's Home Society
Judy Pace Christie, Lisa Wingate
LP 362.73 Chr
The Antidote For Everything [Large Print]
Kimmery Martin
LP FIC Mar
Dark Mirror [Large Print] : Edward Snowden And The American Surveillance State
Barton Gellman
LP 327.1273 Gil
The Big Finish [Large Print]
Brooke Fossey
LP FIC Fos
Get A Life, Chloe Brown [Large Print] : A Novel
Talia Hibbert
LP FIC Hib
The Cactus League [Large Print]
Emily Nemens
LP FIC Nem
Heart Of Junk [Large Print]
Luke Geddes
LP FIC Ged
The End Of October [Large Print]
Lawrence Wright
LP FIC Wri
How To Make Your Money Last [Large Print] : The Indispensable Retirement Guide
Jane Bryant Quinn
LP 332.024 Qui 2020
The Engineer's Wife [Large Print]
Tracey Enerson Wood
LP FIC Woo
Joy At Work [Large Print] : Organizing Your Professional Life
Marie Kondō, Scott Sonenshein
LP 650.1 Kon
The Lost Diary Of M [Large Print]
Paul Wolfe
LP FIC Wol
Little Secrets [Large Print]
Jennifer Hillier
LP FIC Hil
The Sun Down Motel [Large Print]
Simone St. James
LP FIC St. J
Master Class [Large Print]
Christina Dalcher
LP FIC Dal
Tiny Habits [Large Print] : The Small Changes That Change Everything
B. J. Fogg
LP 152.33 Fog