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Don't want to wear your reading glasses on the treadmill? Finding the fine print a bit too fine? Don't despair, new Large Print titles are here.
Large print bestsellers you'll find on our shelves include "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold, "December 6" by Martin Cruz Smith, "Hotspur" by Rita Mae Brown, "Quentins" by Maeve Binchy, "Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk, and "Fire Ice" by Clive Cussler. Also, we've finally got large print editions of J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Fellowship of the Ring."
"Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling," by Ross King When Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel, everyone in the know was surprised: Michelangelo, while an undeniably skilled sculptor, had almost no experience as a painter or fresco artist. As we know, the Pope's gamble paid off. This is an ingenious telling of the four years that Michelangelo spent painting the Sistine Chapel, complete with political intrigue, artistic passion, painterly technique, and swirling history. (non-fiction)
"Cape May Courthouse: A Death in the Night," by Lawrence Schiller Tracy Thomas was killed when the Ford Explorer she was driving was involved in a minor accident and the airbag inflated improperly. Her husband brought a lawsuit against the Ford company, and it seemed likely he would win, but the defense found evidence that Tracy had been manually strangled. A true crime story that may never be solved. (non-fiction)
"The Cell," by John Miller, Michael Stone, and Chris Mitchell Miller, a journalist with ABC News, and his co-authors present the first full-length treatment of events leading up to 9/11, including what the FBI knew, and how reliable the information was. Their analysis of events begins ten years before the terrorist attack, and follows the formation of terrorist cells in the United States. (non-fiction)
"Longitudes and Attitudes," by Thomas L. Friedman Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Friedman won his latest Pulitzer for his series of columns about September 11. Here they are reprinted in book format and accompanied by Friedman's diary of his travels through Afghanistan, Israel, Europe, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia while on assignment after 9/11. (non-fiction)
"Caramelo," by Sandra Cisneros In this warm family story, a woven shawl, the caramelo rebozo, becomes a metaphor for the individual stories of each family member. Through Lala Reyes, the youngest of the kids, the stories of her grandmother's and parents' generations are revealed in dizzying colors. As Lala grows up, so do the stories, until the reader ends up with something much more like a tapestry than a shawl. (fiction)
"Some Days there's Pie," by Catherine Landis Ruth elopes simply to get out of her small Tennessee town, and ends up married to a sweet stranger who she genuinely likes until he suddenly "gets religion". When she decides she doesn't want any for herself and realizes that he doesn't want her without it, she heads out of town with a little money and a new-to-her car. Somewhere in North Carolina, she faints from hunger, and wakes up under the motherly wing of Rose, ready to start a new life. (fiction)
"Tourmaline," by Joanna Scott Searching for somewhere to live cheaply with his wife and four sons until he can make his fortune, Murray Murdoch settles on the Italian island of Elba. Rich in the semi-precious stone tourmaline, and with an atmosphere utterly unlike the America they'd left, Elba affects each family member differently. But bad luck seems to dog Murray, and before long the family is forced off the island. (fiction)
"The Art of Deception," by Ridley Pearson Daphne Matthews, a forensic psychologist for the Seattle police, is juggling a full plate: a stalker, a new lover, a jealous boss, and a pregnant, runaway teenager. She thinks at first that the woman pulled out of the water is a victim of domestic violence, but later finds her case intertwined with several others, including one from her past. (fiction)
If you'd like to place a hold on any of these titles, call the Juneau Public Library at 586-5249. If you have internet access, your library card, and a PIN, you may place your own holds by going to our website (www.juneau.org/library) and looking at our catalogue. Placing holds on items featured in In the Stacks is now even easier. The new columns are hyperlinked to the catalogue: simply look up the column, click on the title you want, and you will be ready to place a hold.