| By Gale Staff |
Women—controversial, mysterious, and heroic—are in the spotlight for September. Whether your readers are looking for “can’t put it down” fiction or an inspiring true tale, these new large print titles won’t disappoint. Plus, two of the three are in development for the big screen—inviting the classic debate of what was better—book or movie?
Feast Your Eyes, by Myla Goldberg
Readers, rejoice! The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season is back with a compelling novel about the life of Lillian Preston. Having moved to New York City in 1955 after rejecting the traditional paths of college and marriage, Lillian finds both success and scorn with her photography, especially those featuring her young daughter, Samantha. After a small gallery photo exhibition of mother and daughter in the nude, Lillian is arrested and the lives of both are forever altered. Narrated by Samantha, this will soon become an in-demand pick.
“… A novel of infinite depth, of caring authenticity both intimate and societal, of mothers and daughters, art and pain, and transcendent love.”
– Booklist (starred review)
“This story is feminist at its core … A strong book club pick.”
– Library Journal
Time After Time, by Lisa Grunwald
Time travel. Romance. A world-famous landmark. That’s the background for the chance encounter of Joe, a railroad worker and Nora, a Manhattan socialite in the 1920s. Upon meeting, Joe offers to walk Nora home from the Grand Central Terminal when she abruptly disappears. She continues to float in and out of Joe’s orbit for decades as they create a life, fleeting and futile, within “Terminal City.” Producers of the recently acquired film rights have said, “It’s part The Notebook, part Ghost and it has all the makings of a classic.”
“Readers who enjoyed The Time Traveler’s Wife will be enchanted.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A World War II–set historical with a sprinkle of magic.”
– Library Journal
A Woman of No
Importance, by Sonia Purnell
Here’s another great title with a script in the works, plus a personal connection to the Publisher of Thorndike Press! Purnell tells the inspiring story of socialite Virginia Hall, one of the earliest Special Operations Executive agents, the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines, despite her obvious limp due to a prosthetic leg. In 1942, the Gestapo stated: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.” Instead, she persisted and revolutionized secret warfare. And our Publisher connection? Jamie Knobloch’s grandfather was the surgeon called in from the American hospital in Istanbul who operated on Virginia Hall and saved her life, allowing her to embark on her mission, and ultimately influence the outcome of the war.
“… A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people — and a little resistance.”
“Excellent …This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.”
– The New York Times Book Review
Large print titles are available to purchase through Thorndike Press and through all major wholesalers.