Check out these new arrivals in large print from Recorded Books:
Amarillo Slim has played poker with presidents, won the World Series of Poker, authored books on poker and beat Minnesota Fats at a game of pool using broom handles. His memoirs tell all his tales of gambling around the world. "Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People: The Memoirs of the Greatest Gambler Who Ever Lived" was written by Amarillo Slim Preston with Greg Dinkin.
"Hell at the Breach," by Tom Franklin, describes a real life feud in an historical novel. In Alabama in the 1890s, Arch Bedsole is found murdered. The Hell-at-the-Breach gang vows revenge and tensions between black and white escalate. Sheriff Billy Waite is in the middle.
Roxann Beadleman and Angora Ryder are on their way to a school reunion. On their tail is detective Joe Capistrano, who is trying to protect Roxann from a deranged man. At the reunion is an old professor waits, one for whom both women have lingering feelings. "Got Your Number" was written by Stephanie Bond.
Max Tivoli has a unique problem. His mind ages traditionally, but his body is in reverse. He was born into a 70-year-old body which gets progressively younger. In "The Confessions of Max Tivoli," by Andrew Sean Greer, Max meets the love of his life three times, at different ages.
Can a person leave his or her past behind? Kyle Clayton's debut novel launched him into a stellar career. Now, 10 years later, he wants to build a new life, one that leaves the drunken sprees behind. But Kyle finds the past more difficult to leave than he might wish. "Gotham Tragic," set in New York City, is a new novel by Kurt Wenzel.
A new trilogy by Lian Hearn begins with "Across the Nightingale Floor." Takeo's village is destroyed by the war lord Lida, but Takeo has been rescued and taken to safety. As he grows into his magical skills, he must first avenge his family and face Lida.
Amateur sleuth and antique print dealer Maggie Summer is on the job again in "Shadows on the Coast of Maine" by Lea Wait. During a visit to old friends Any and Drew, a local girl working for the couple is found dead. And there are other troubles in this new home Maggie must alleviate.
Reflecting on his good fortune prepares Peter Barton to face the cancer that would end his life. "Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived" is his story. Written by himself and Laurence Shames, the book describes the joy with which he built a successful company, married and fathered children, and lived life to the fullest.
A decent man meets the criminal underworld in "Cut and Run" by Jeff Abbott. Judge Whit Mosley has decided to find the mother who abandoned him 30 years ago. He finds that a gang of vicious killers think she stole their money. He must find the money to keep this new contact with his mother.