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New Large Print Books–September 2013

September 13th, 2013 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Among this month’s new large print titles is Sue Grafton’s new W is for Wasted. Check out the other titles below.

FICTION

The Look of Love by Bella Andre

ChlLook of Loveoe Peterson has vowed never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Her reasons are as vivid as the bruises on her cheek. So when her car skids off a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced the gorgeous guy who rescues her must be too good to be true.  As a successful international photographer, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women. He’s satisfied with his life—until he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley.

 

Wednesday DaughterThe Wednesday Daughter by Meg Waite Clayton

Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage in England’s pastoral Lake District where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally—one of a close-knit group of women who called themselves the Wednesday Sisters—had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, first introduced as little girls in The Wednesday Sisters, now grown women grappling with issues of a different era. They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history—one steeped in Lake District lore.

 

The Mayan SecretsThe Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out.

 

Songs of Willow FrostSongs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song.  The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen.

 

Under a Texas SkyUnder a Texas Sky by Dorothy Garlock

Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago, Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life until a talent manager discovers her and brings her into the world of theater. Arriving on location in Redstone, Texas, in 1932, Anna steps off the train and collides into Dalton Barnes. It doesn’t take long for Anna and Dalton to discover fireworks of a different sort between them. But the movie is plagued by one trouble after another. When Anna finds herself threatened, how will she and the love blossoming between her and Dalton survive?

 

W is for WastedW is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

Wasted lives, wasted time, and wasted opportunities are at the heart of this twenty-third entry in the long-running Kinsey Millhone series, which reveals how the deaths of two very different men impact Kinsey’s life. The first man, Pete Wolinsky, found murdered in a local park, is a shady PI for whom Kinsey has little respect; the second, R. T. Dace, is an alcoholic vagrant who not only turns out to be Kinsey’s relative but also leaves her a half-million bucks.

 

All You Could Ask ForAll You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg

After being betrayed by the men they love, three women–Samantha, Brooke, and Katherine–find their lives intertwining in unexpected ways, resulting in a powerful friendship that can conquer anything.

 

Freuds MistressFreud’s Mistress by Karen Mack

Minna Bernays, an over-educated lady’s companion with a sharp, wry wit, is abruptly fired, yet again, from her position. She finds herself out on the street and out of options. Out of desperation, she turns to her sister, Martha, for help.  Martha has her own problems—six young children and an absent, disinterested husband who happens to be Sigmund Freud.  Minna is everything Martha is not and she and Freud embark on what is at first simply an intellectual courtship, yet something deeper is brewing beneath the surface, something Minna cannot escape.

 

Summer GirlsThe Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

In this heartwarming novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer.

 

 

The ReturnedThe Returned by Jason Mott

Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.

 

ProtectorProtector by Diana Palmer

Convinced that mysterious and beautiful Minette Raynor was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him, lawman Hayes Carson searches for justice, while Minette, an undercover DEA agent, must decide whether or not to blow her cover to reveal the truth.

 

Blind JusticeBlind Justice by Anne Perry

Inspector William Monk searches for proof of his friend’s innocence in a controversial and dangerous case, in the nineteenth novel in Anne Perry’s acclaimed series.

 

 

Fin & LadyFin & Lady by Cathleen Schine

It’s 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn’t seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village, smack in the middle of the swinging ’60s. He soon learns that Lady—giddy, careless, urgent, and obsessed with being free—is as much his responsibility as he is hers.

 

NONFICTION

Ava GardnerAva: My Story by Ava Gardner

The star of “Show Boat,” The Barefoot Contessa,” and “On the Beach” sets the record straight about her spectacular life and Hollywood career.

 

 

Trident K9 WarriorsTrident K9 Warriors by Mike Ritland

An insider’s account of the world of elite Navy SEAL military canines traces the author’s international search for eligible dog combat unit candidates with whom SEAL handlers eventually forged close bonds and saved countless lives.

 

 

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