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New Large Print Titles: May 2012

May 29th, 2012 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Enjoy browsing through our selection of new large print!

FICTION

Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick

Moving to a country cottage where she seeks refuge in a paranormally charged garden, Evangeline Ames is rescued from a would-be assassin by the garden’s owner, Lucas Sebastian, who taps Evangeline’s detective skills to solve a buried-treasure mystery and stop a common enemy.

The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly 

An unwitting accessory to murder, Paul testifies against his best friend to avoid jail time and begins an affair with a woman who has dark secrets of her own.

The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James 

When Olivia Lytton, who is engaged to the Duke of Canterwick, and Tarquin, her sister’s intended, fall in love, they embark on a scandalous affair and risk losing everything, in a Regency-era retelling of “The Princess and the Pea”

 Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny by Garrison Keillor 

A comedic noir novel features a character from the author’s A Prairie Home Companion radio show as he faces off against gangsters Joey Roast Beef and Johnny Banana, all with the help of stripper-turned-women’s-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian.

 Half-blood Blues by Esi Edugyan 

“Berlin, 1939. The Hot-Time Swingers, a popular German American jazz band, have been forbidden to play live because the Nazis have banned their ‘degenerate music.’ After escaping to Paris, where they meet Louis Armstrong, the band’s brilliant young trumpet-player, Hieronymus Falk, is arrested in a café by the Gestapo. It is June 1940. He is never heard from again. He is twenty years old, a German citizen. And he is black. Berlin, 1992. Falk, now a jazz legend, is the subject of a celebratory documentary. Two of the original Hot-Time Swingers American band members, Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, are invited to attend the film’s premier in Berlin. As they return to the landscape of their past friendships, rivalries, loves and betrayals, Sid, the only witness to Falk’s disappearance who has always refused to speak about what happened, is forced to break his silence.

 Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford 

After Justine Nolan discovers that her mother has been pretending that Justine’s favorite grandmother has been dead for 10 years, she embarks on a search that takes her to Istanbul, where she discovers family secrets that go all the way back to World War II–and a chance to follow the true desires in her heart.

 Next of Kin by Sharon Sala 

After she witnesses a major mob hit and even the FBI cannot protect her, Beth Venable hides out in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky with Ryal Walker, the man she has always wanted, and dreams of a new life with him.

The Night Swimmer by Matt Bondurant 

Relocating to the southern coast of Ireland from Vermont after winning a pub in a contest, Fred Bulkington immerses himself in the life of a pub owner while his wife, Elly, becomes obsessed by open water ocean swimming and local power struggles that challenge both regional stability and the Bulkington’s marriage.

 Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow 

A crossover mystery featuring Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak and Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell finds them teaming up to investigate a suspicious plane crash that ended the life of aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant, a case that requires Kate to work undercover as a bar waitress. By the author of Though Not Dead.

 Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods 

Hired by a hedge-fund billionaire whose son has gone missing, Stone Barrington and Holly Barker launch what they believe will be an open-and-shut investigation only to uncover links to one of the most wanted and dangerous men in the world.

What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen 

Trading information on the streets to survive after being abandoned at the age of 4, Catherine Ling is instructed by assassin and master poisoner Hu Chang before being recruited by the CIA and pitted against a rogue operative in a race to obtain a brutally deadly poison. By the best-selling author of Bonnie.

 NONFICTION

Hedy’s Folly by Richard Rhodes 

The award-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb describes the lesser-known technological talents of actress Hedy Lamarr and the collaborative work with avant-garde composer George Antheil that eventually led to the development of spread-spectrum radio, cell phones and GPS systems

Quiet by Susan Cain 

Cain, whose work on introversion has appeared in newspapers and magazines, questions the modern American business culture that overlooks the positive characteristics of introverts such as persistence, reflection, and sensitivity to others’ feelings. She explains the neurobiology and psychology of temperament in plain language and compares Western culture, where the individual is most important, to Eastern culture, where the group is valued more highly than the individual. She offers advice for introverts on small talk, networking, and communicating with extroverts, and even shows how to pretend to be an extrovert when necessary.

 

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