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Large print nonfiction new titles

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Beautiful country burn again by Ben Fountain

Beautiful country burn again

Ben Fountain

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"Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive: first, the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War, and the second, the Great Depression, which led...

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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy

Anne Boyd Rioux

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"A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers."--Pub...

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How to be a good creature by Sy Montgomery

How to be a good creature

Sy Montgomery

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"As an author, naturalist, and adventurer, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. This memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals...

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Our towns by James M. Fallows

Our towns

James M. Fallows

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"For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, pu...

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Presidents of war by Michael R. Beschloss

Presidents of war

Michael R. Beschloss

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"Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans...

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The library book by Susan Orlean

The library book

Susan Orlean

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"Chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the actor long suspected of setting the fire, showcases the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives, and delves into the evolution ...

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Eliza Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Eliza Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo

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"Tilar J. Mazzeo's comprehensive and riveting biography describes the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Eliza was a strong pioneer woman,...

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The good neighbor by Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King

The good neighbor

Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) Ki...

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"Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood , he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindn...

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Irongran by Edwina Brocklesby

Irongran

Edwina Brocklesby

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At the age of fifty, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half-marathon. Until that point, her exercise regime had consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs. The race was the first of what was to become a ...

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Give your heart to the hawks by Winfred Blevins

Give your heart to the hawks

Winfred Blevins

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"For more than thirty years, mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers that followed. Win Blevins' poetic tribute to their incredible adventures includes, among many, the stories...

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Every day is extra by John Kerry

Every day is extra

John Kerry

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"John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the U.S....

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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Stephen Brusatte

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"Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Paleontologist Steve Brusatte draws on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world...

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Leadership in turbulent times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Leadership in turbulent times

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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"Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the four presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson in this ... exploration of the emergence, growth, and exercise of leadership. Although...

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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society by William (William Hamilton) Oldfield

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

William (William Hamilton) Oldfield

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"The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland--featuring fascinating and never-bef...

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Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh

Reporter

Seymour M. Hersh

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"Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent o...

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The secret life of the mind by Mariano Sigman

The secret life of the mind

Mariano Sigman

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"In the last twenty years, Mariano Sigman has journeyed to the core of the brain, an organ formed by nearly an infinity of neurons that manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream, and communicate. After more than two decades of research, he has...

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Meghan by Andrew Morton

Meghan

Andrew Morton

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"When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Since then, our fasc...

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The infinite monkey cage. Part 1, How to build a universe by Brian Cox

The infinite monkey cage. Part 1, How to build a universe

Brian Cox

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"The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness...

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Trooper by F. B. Johnson

Trooper

F. B. Johnson

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"One summer day in 1987, middle-aged desert tour guide Johnson went on his daily walk into the Mojave. Finding a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help, he took it home for the night. For the next nineteen years Trooper...

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Once upon a farm by Rory Lee Feek

Once upon a farm

Rory Lee Feek

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"Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he's making now to lead his family into the fut...

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In search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

In search of Mary Shelley

Fiona Sampson

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"Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged 16, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe,...

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Islander by Patrick Barkham

Islander

Patrick Barkham

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"The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with their own language and tax laws; others, like Ray Island in Essex, are abandoned and mysterious pl...

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SAS ghost patrol by Damien Lewis

SAS ghost patrol

Damien Lewis

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"The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the...

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Murder beyond the grave by James Patterson

Murder beyond the grave

James Patterson

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"Murder beyond the grave: "Stephen Small has it all -- a Ferrari, fancy house, loving wife, and three sons. But the only thing he needs right now is enough air to breathe. Kidnapped, buried in a box, and held for ransom, Stephen has forty-eight hours...

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Liars, leakers, and liberals by Jeanine Pirro

Liars, leakers, and liberals

Jeanine Pirro

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"At this point in American history, we are the victims of a liberal sabotage of the presidency unlike anything we've ever witnessed. Nevertheless President Trump continues to fight every day to keep his promise to Make America Great Again. Today that...

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The rock, the road, and the rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford

The rock, the road, and the rabbi

Kathie Lee Gifford

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"As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek - along...

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A future of faith  by Pope Francis

A future of faith

Pope Francis

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"Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations, open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication...

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Tip of the iceberg by Mark Adams

Tip of the iceberg

Mark Adams

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"In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including...

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The seasons of my mother by Marcia Gay Harden

The seasons of my mother

Marcia Gay Harden

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"In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America's most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother's struggle with Alz...

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Home sweet murder by James Patterson

Home sweet murder

James Patterson

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Home Sweet Murder: Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife are enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home, until a man in a suit rings their doorbell claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others...

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The last girl by Nadia Murad

The last girl

Nadia Murad

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"Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own b...

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Bono by Helen Brown

Bono

Helen Brown

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"After a brush with cancer, Helen Brown, happily married for 22 years and with three grown children, takes stock of her comfortable suburban life and finds it wanting. Seizing the day, she heads to New York, the city that never sleeps, where she is talked...

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Jell-O girls by Allie Rowbottom

Jell-O girls

Allie Rowbottom

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"In 1899, the author's uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generation that followed enjoyed privilege--but were also haunted by suicides,...

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Happily ever Esther by Steve Jenkins

Happily ever Esther

Steve Jenkins

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"Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their best...

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The space barons by Christian Davenport

The space barons

Christian Davenport

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"Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the founders of some of the biggest brands in the world - Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, and PayPal - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space...

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The language of kindness by Christie Watson

The language of kindness

Christie Watson

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Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. From birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, 'The language of kindness' is an account of a profession defined by acts of care and compassion. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has....

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The outlaw and the hitman by Caesar Campbell

The outlaw and the hitman

Caesar Campbell

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"Caesar's back ... and this time Death rides with him. It's 2015. Legendary enforcer Caesar Campbell has been shot again. As the original Bandido wavers between life and death, he uses what may be his last gasps to reflect on four extraordinary decades...

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Mosquito down! by Frank Dell

Mosquito down!

Frank Dell

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Frank Dell's experience as a Second World War pilot with the Royal Air Force's Light Night Striking Force takes an even more dramatic turn when his Mosquito is shot down over Germany in October 1944. Frank recounts his escape from the disintegrating ...

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If the cap fits by Steve Halliwell

If the cap fits

Steve Halliwell

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Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in the hit TV show Emmerdale, a part he has played since 1994. He is now one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before his success, Halliwell spent many years...

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Pollyanne by Sarah Oliver

Pollyanne

Sarah Oliver

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John McLaren has dedicated his life to rescuing mistreated donkeys. When he finds Pollyanne at a livestock auction - unloved and horribly frail - he knows that if he doesn't take her home to the sanctuary, she stands little chance of surviving. Despite...

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Believe by Nicola Adams

Believe

Nicola Adams

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At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history when she became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination...

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The sheep stell by Janet White

The sheep stell

Janet White

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As a child in wartime England, Janet White decided that she wanted to live somewhere wild and supremely beautiful, to inhabit and work the landscape. She imagined searching the whole world for a place, high and remote as a sheep stell, quiet as a monastery...

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