The Large print collection has a great range of fiction and non-fiction material. These books feature text at 18 points or larger for ease of reading. This month there are a swathe of new titles from well known contemporary authors and a few reprints of classic authors.
Thrillers that navigate the twisted paths of dark deeds and stories that warm the heart. Loyalty to country in a time of war levers Kate Atkinson’s latest hero into a role that will affect her future reality in Transcription. In Every Breath Nicolas Sparks uses a deft hand to bring to life chance encounters that can have extensive consequences. Take a look below for more recent titles.
Every breath / Sparks, Nicholas
“Spending time at her family’s North Carolina beach cottage after her father is diagnosed with ALS, Hope Anderson mulls over big life decisions. Zimbabwe-born safari guide Tru Walls is also in town, tracking down a man who claims to be his father. Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, how long can a dream survive?” (Catalogue)
Transcription / Atkinson, Kate
“In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers. Ten years later, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.
Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy.” (Catalogue)
Snap / Bauer, Belinda
“On a stifling summer’s day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. But she doesn’t come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed forever. Three years later, Jack is still in charge: of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they’re alone in the house, and – quite suddenly – of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother…” (Catalogue)
The birdwatcher / Shaw, William
“Police Sergeant William South has a good reason to shy away from murder investigations: he is a murderer himself. A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South’s world flips. The Birdwatcher is British crime fiction at its finest; a stirring portrait of flawed, vulnerable investigators; a meticulously constructed mystery; and a primal story of fear, loyalty and vengeance.” (Catalogue)
Paradox / Coulter, Catherine
“Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Even more shocking is the identification of a unique belt buckle found among the bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath.” (Catalogue)
A question of thyme / Jones, Jan
“When Jen answers an advertisement to create a 1915 herb garden for a TV documentary, she expects it to get her out of a money hole, not to change her life. Borderline recluse Theo Grainger is scarred mentally and physically from an appalling fall seven years ago. Adjusting to the presence of a TV documentary team next door is one thing. Dealing with Jen Matlock, who helps people in trouble whether they want her to or not, is something else entirely.” (Catalogue)
A wartime friend / Lane, Lizzie
“Leah escapes from a train bound for a death camp – along with a surprising friend, a kind-natured German Shepherd dog. Discovered in France by an RAF pilot, the traumatised Leah wakes to find she’s forgotten everything. Lily is fostered by the kind RAF pilot and his wife, Meg. Before long their lives are disrupted once again by the war and, with their home in ruins, they are forced to flee to the country. In Somerset, Lily is reunited with Rudy, the heroic dog. However it soon becomes clear that Rudy is not just her companion, he is protecting her too, and someone wants him out of the way.” (Catalogue)
Large Print Non-Fiction:
The sheep stell : memoirs of a shepherd / White, Janet
“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 – challenging and pristine. Janet has always tended sheep – first as a young girl in the Cheviots, then on an uninhabited island off the coast of New Zealand, with a bonfire as her only means of communication with the mainland. After a brutal attack, she was forced to leave her island and returned to England, where she married, became a smallholder in Sussex, and finally bought a hill farm in Somerset. Underpinning this account is Janet’s attachment to the land, and her commitment to combine the principles of conservation with successful farming.” (Catalogue)
Believe / Adams, Nicola
“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 have seen Nicola battle through injury, prejudice and defeat to become one of Britain’s best-loved athletes and an inspiration to all those who are chasing after a seemingly impossible dream. A trailblazer and a record-breaker, she has led the way for women’s boxing. From a leisure centre in Leeds to the Olympic Stadium, Nicola has become the poster girl for women in sport.” (Catalogue)