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Many of our patrons require or simply prefer large print books. If you are one of those people and you like to keep up with the current bestselling novels, you are in luck! The library receives many of the titles on the major bestseller lists, including the popular New York Times list, in large print format.
Check out these books that are on this weeks’s list:
Code of Conduct by Brad Thor. When four seconds of video is captured and anonymously transmitted to Washington, D.C., counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is given the assignment of taking on one of the world’s most secret and powerful organizations and their devastating agenda. His investigation becomes a globe-spanning drama of international intrigue and political gamesmanship. It will be the deadliest assignment of his career.
Nemesis by Catherine Coulter. Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK and then turns the investigation over to the New York FBI. But another plot unfolds when a bomb threat at St. Patrick’s Cathedral sets off a major panic in midtown Manhattan. Meanwhile, Dillon Savich is trying to track down a killer who uses others to do his bidding. Sherlock and Savich’s investigations intersect and they both must race against the clock to stop the madness before more lives are lost.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Set in France in 1939, this is the story of Vianne Mauriac, whose husband has left to fight at the Front. She does not believe the Nazis will invade, but soon the streets are full of marching soldiers and caravans of trucks and tanks. Planes fill the skies and drop bombs on the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
To find these books, and many other new large print selections, look for a green dot on the spine of the book. Also remember that after the books are not considered “new”, they will be shelved in the separate large print fiction section. Happy reading!