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Large print nonfiction new titles

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Birds, beasts and relatives by Gerald Durrell

Birds, beasts and relatives

Gerald Durrell

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The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of ten, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host...

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This is going to hurt by Adam Kay

This is going to hurt

Adam Kay

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Welcome to ninety-seven-hour weeks. Welcome to life-and-death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships... Welcome to the life of...

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A life in death by Richard Venables

A life in death

Richard Venables

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Detective Inspector Richard Venables QPM (Rtd.) has helped identify thousands of bodies all over the world, piecing together fragments from tsunamis, transport and other disasters to return the victims to their loved ones. A world-renowned expert in ...

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Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

Bookworm

Lucy Mangan

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When Lucy Mangan was little, she was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and Womble burrows, into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and...

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All you can ever know by Nicole Chung

All you can ever know

Nicole Chung

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"Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. She was told her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life,...

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Small fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Small fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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"A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley....

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The incomplete book of running by Peter Sagal

The incomplete book of running

Peter Sagal

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"The host of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner's World shares lessons, stories, advice and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the earth. --Publisher description.

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Women of the blue & gray by Marianne Monson

Women of the blue & gray

Marianne Monson

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"Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies...

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The first conspiracy by Brad Meltzer

The first conspiracy

Brad Meltzer

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"Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of Amer...

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Kitchen yarns by Ann Hood

Kitchen yarns

Ann Hood

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"From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's ...

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Valley Forge by Bob Drury

Valley Forge

Bob Drury

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"December 1777. Some 12,000 members of America's beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. Starving and half-naked, reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the...

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Tell your children by Alex Berenson

Tell your children

Alex Berenson

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"An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug--facts the media have ignored as the United...

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The minimalist home by Joshua Becker

The minimalist home

Joshua Becker

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"The popular blogger outlines practical guidelines for simplifying a home lifestyle and rendering spaces both peaceful and purposeful while addressing the underlying issues that contribute to home clutter problems."--Provided by publisher.

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Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Heartland

Sarah Smarsh

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"During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh...

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The widower's notebook by Jonathan Santlofer

The widower's notebook

Jonathan Santlofer

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"On a summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers...

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Caregiver's survival guide by Robert Yonover

Caregiver's survival guide

Robert Yonover

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"While struggling to become a successful scientist and inventor, Dr. Robert Yonover also was primary caregiver for his paralyzed wife for more than twenty years and raised their two children. He offers guidance and hope to caregivers based on his own...

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Somebody I used to know by Wendy (Wendy P.) Mitchell

Somebody I used to know

Wendy (Wendy P.) Mitchell

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What do you lose when your memories begin to disappear? What do you value when this reframes how you've lived, and how you will live in the future? How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who are supposed to mean the most to...

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Life in the garden by Penelope Lively

Life in the garden

Penelope Lively

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Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successi...

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The real pet detective by Tom Watkins

The real pet detective

Tom Watkins

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Any pet owner knows the agonizing panic when their beloved furry family member suddenly goes missing. Fear no more: Tom Watkins, former policeman turned true-life pet detective, is on hand to reunite animal companions with families across the nation....

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My family and other animals by Gerald Durrell

My family and other animals

Gerald Durrell

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1935: The Durrells pack their bags and flee the gloom of England like a flock of migrating swallows. Their destination is the Greek island of Corfu, where the eccentric family takes up residence in a series of villas. Budding naturalist Gerald, the youngest...

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Murder, lies, and cover-ups by David Gardner

Murder, lies, and cover-ups

David Gardner

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"These five deaths stopped the whole world in its tracks. We all famously recall where we were and what we were doing when JFK was assassinated, as well as the moments Elvis, Princess Dianna, and Michael Jackson died. As for Marilyn Monroe, the candl...

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SAS Italian job by Damien Lewis

SAS Italian job

Damien Lewis

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"An impossible mission in wartime Italy: the next explosive bestseller from Damien Lewis.In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allied advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were...

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Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold

Pandemic 1918

Catharine Arnold

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"In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers called it Flanders Grippe, but globally the pandemic gained the notorious...

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How to behave badly in Renaissance Britain by Ruth Goodman

How to behave badly in Renaissance Britain

Ruth Goodman

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"Historian and popular TV presenter Ruth Goodman offers up a history of offensive language, insulting gestures, insolent behaviour, brawling and scandal in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – with practical tips on just how to horrify the neighbours...

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The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The Ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

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"A narrative by the Tower of London's official Ravenmaster about what it's like to live among the ravens at England's most famous national monument, woven together with insight from folklore, history, and contemporary behavioral science about this un...

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War on peace by Ronan Farrow

War on peace

Ronan Farrow

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"A powerful exploration of America's struggles with foreign military aid through the lens of Ronan Farrow's personal journey with the diplomatic service. Who fights for America? That single question echoes in otherwise disparate conflicts in every region...

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The Ardlamont mystery by Daniel Smith

The Ardlamont mystery

Daniel Smith

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"December 1893. Arthur Conan Doyle shocks his legions of fans by killing off the world's favourite fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy,...

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Sherlock by Paul Osborne

Sherlock

Paul Osborne

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"Firefighter Paul Osborne works with the Fire Investigation Dog unit, where he handles Sherlock - an excitable, bright-eyed cocker spaniel. What makes Sherlock different? He's the most talented investigative dog the Fire Brigade has ever produced, capable...

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Fallout by Fred Pearce

Fallout

Fred Pearce

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"Environmental journalist Fred Pearce travels the globe to investigate our complicated seven-decade long relationship with nuclear technology, from the bomb to nuclear accidents to nuclear waste. While concern about climate change has led some...

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Some sunny day by Madge Lambert

Some sunny day

Madge Lambert

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"It was July 1944 when Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty years old and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign. She would be based on the Indian...

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Where we go from here by Bernie Sanders

Where we go from here

Bernie Sanders

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"Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an end. In his new book, America's most popular political figure speaks about what he's been doing to oppose the agenda of President Donald Trump and strengthen the progressi...

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Live long and ... by William Shatner

Live long and ...

William Shatner

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"'I have always felt,' William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that 'like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked.' And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him...

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Koh-i-noor by William Dalrymple

Koh-i-noor

William Dalrymple

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On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old maharaja of Punjab was compelled to hand over great riches to the British, including perhaps the single most valuable object on the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond, the Mountain of Light. The history...

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Notes on a nervous planet by Matt Haig

Notes on a nervous planet

Matt Haig

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The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human...

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The battered body beneath the flagstones, and other Victorian scandals by Michelle Morgan

The battered body beneath the flagstones, and other Victorian scandals

Michelle Morgan

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Like their modern counterparts, Victorians knew how to love and hate in equal measure. The archives are brimming with stories of all kinds of atrocities, including husbands murdering their wives, suicidal lovers, and mistresses taking revenge on their...

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Being David Archer by Tim Bentinck

Being David Archer

Tim Bentinck

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Tim Bentinck has played the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4's 'The Archers' since 1982. He is also the Earl of Portland - without an estate or riches - and the voice of 'Mind the Gap' on the Piccadilly Line. Timothy takes the reader behind the scenes...

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A shadow above by Joe Shute

A shadow above

Joe Shute

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"For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape. The raven's hulking black shape has come to represent many things:...

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A history of Britain in 21 women by Jenni Murray

A history of Britain in 21 women

Jenni Murray

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"Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. To say that it's high time that it was defined by its women falls some way short of an understatement. Jenni Murray, the long-time presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio...

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The bumblebee flies anyway by Kate Bradbury

The bumblebee flies anyway

Kate Bradbury

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"Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space....

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The boys in the cave by Matt Gutman

The boys in the cave

Matt Gutman

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"From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer...

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When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

When breath becomes air

Paul Kalanithi

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. This is the...

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Look what you made me do by Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Look what you made me do

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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Helen Walmsley-Johnson's first husband controlled her life, from the people she saw to what was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends and family and even their three daughters. Eventually he threw her out, and she painfully began to rebuild...

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Implosion by Elizabeth W. Garber

Implosion

Elizabeth W. Garber

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"What could be cooler, thinks teen Elizabeth Garber in 1965, than to live in a glass house designed by her architect dad? When Elizabeth Garber, her visionary architect father, and the rest of their family move into Woodie Garber's modern masterpiece,...

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Asperger's children by Edith Sheffer

Asperger's children

Edith Sheffer

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"Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was...

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Bathed in prayer by Jan Karon

Bathed in prayer

Jan Karon

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"A new must-have collection for fans of the New York Times best-selling Mitford series, featuring the prayers, sermons, and inspiration from beloved Father Tim, as well as new essays and reflections on faith from author Jan Karon. Over the course of...

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Blowing the bloody doors off by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

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"With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-l...

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming

Michelle Obama

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"In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in ...

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The sisters of Battle Road by Jim Maloney

The sisters of Battle Road

Jim Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives wo...

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An almost perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe

An almost perfect Christmas

Nina Stibbe

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My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to...

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