Spotlight On: Large Print Nonfiction

Large Print (Nonfiction): Our Large Print Section consists of books that have a larger print which makes them easier to read for people with eye issues. We have both fiction and nonfiction large print books. These books are located on the first shelf to the right, before adult fiction starts. Our large print nonfiction is at the end of the first shelf, arranged by Dewey Decimal numbers.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story / Mitch Albom

Relates the author’s efforts to eulogize a beloved rabbi who is near death, while at the same time befriending a Detroit pastor who gives spiritual guidance to the poor and homeless, and describes how observing these two different religious leaders rekindled his own faith. (LP 296.7 ALB)

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End / Atul Gawande

A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. (LP 362.175 GAW)

 

The Orchid Thief / Susan Orlean

Describes the life and times of John Laroche, a plant smuggler and orchid thief, and the eccentric world of Florida’s obsessed collectors of rare plants. (LP 635.9344 ORL)

 

The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster / Tim Crothers

A full-length account of the National Magazine Award finalist article by ESPN Magazine traces the story of an Ugandan teen who was introduced to chess by a missionary mentor and struggled to overcome formidable levels of poverty to become her country’s national champion. (LP 794.1 CRO)

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain / Bill Bryson

A sequel to “Notes from a Small Island” stands as the author’s tribute to his adopted country of England and describes his riotous return visit two decades later to rediscover the country, its people, and its culture. (LP 914.10 BRY)

 

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years / Julie Andrews

A personal account of the iconic actress’s pre-fame life traces the time between her birth in 1935 and her discovery by Walt Disney during her 1962 Broadway performance in “Camelot.”. (LP 921 ANDREWS)

 

Cleopatra / Stacy Schiff

Separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of the most influential woman of her era, revealing Cleopatra as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world. (LP 921 CLEOPATRA)

 

The Wright Brothers / David McCullough

Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. (LP 921 WRIGHT)

 

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption / Laura Hillenbrand

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war. (940.5472 HIL)

 

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II / Denise Kiernan

The town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, boomed on U.S military-owned acreage between 1942-1944. Its electricity usage matched that of New York City, and its population reached 75,000 – yet it didn’t appear on a single map during World War II. Many new residents were women, recruited at top-dollar wages for positions from chemists to couriers. Sworn to strict secrecy protocols, they were told only that their work would ensure a swift, final World War II victory. (LP 976.8 KIE)

“Of all the things which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books.” ~Thomas Carlyle

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