Talking Times Fall 2017

Online Senior Health Information

The website provides information and examples of how people with low vision can be active and enjoy better health. Check out the section on eye health. The Go4Life section of the website provides information about Exercise for People with Low Vision . The website is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institute of Health. Before you start an exercise routine, though, remember that is it always best to talk with your medical doctor and your eye doctor, since bending, lifting, or rapid movement can affect some medical and eye conditions.

Fall/Autumn Reading List

I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done (Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott). The following titles are about fall season or take place under the autumn sun.

An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell (DB79079)
After three decades in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He finds an old farmhouse with a charming, overgrown garden--but he also discovers the skeletal hand of a corpse buried in a shallow grave. (Mystery and Detective)

Autumn by Ali Smith (DB89049)
When she was a child, Elisabeth met Daniel, a neighbor who introduced her to literature and art. Many years later, on the eve of the Brexit vote in England, Elisabeth visits the 101-year-old Daniel in a nursing home, where he dreams of his past. (Psychological Fiction)

Autumn Glory: Baseball's First World Series by Louis Masur (DB58780)
Recreates the 1903 postseason play-off between teams in the rival American and National leagues--the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates--that marked the birth of baseball as a modern sport and pastime. Details each game of the World Series, described by one participant fifty years later as "the wildest...ever played." (Sports)

Autumn in the Vineyard by Marina Adair (DB78058)
Winemaking rivals Francesca "Frankie" Baudouin and Nate DeLuca are forced to occupy the same house as they battle for the coveted title of Cork King. The pair contend with their families' long-term rivalry while resisting their own mutual attraction. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. (Romance)

Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau (DBM00749)
Philosopher and essayist Thoreau believed that living simply and close to nature would help him to understand life. He built a single-room cabin at Walden Pond, from which he roamed the fields and woods of Concord, Massachusetts, observing and taking notes. This essay about Autumn is one result of his musings. (Nature)

Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season into Autumn by Nancy J. Ondra, (DB66173)
After introducing key plants for providing fall blooms, berries, seedheads, and foliage, the authors offer advice on combining these to create gardens that look good not only in the autumn but in one or more other seasons as well. Includes a fall garden-care primer and lists gardening techniques. (Gardening)

Recent Books by Some of Your Favorite Authors

All by Myself, Alone: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark (DB88215)
A month after her soon-to-be husband is arrested for fraud, gems expert Celia Kilbride accepts a last-minute invitation to lecture aboard a cruise ship on its maiden voyage. But instead of enjoying the escape, Celia soon realizes that she is on board with a murderous thief. Willy and Alvirah Meehan help investigate. (Murder, Mystery)

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts (DB85133)
After finding the Fire Star in Stars of Fortune (DB 83438), the six guardians must seek out and protect the Water Star. Time traveler Sawyer King brought all the guardians to Capri and now finds himself drawn to Annika, a mermaid. (Fantasy, Romance)

Camino Island: A Novel by John Grisham (DB88138)
Thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault below Princeton University's Firestone Library. Bruce Cable owns a bookstore in a sleepy resort town on Florida's Camino Island and dabbles in stolen books and manuscripts. Young novelist Mercer Mann is commissioned by a mysterious woman to learn Cable's secrets. (Romance, Suspense)

French Twist: A Detective Luc Moncrief Mystery by James Patterson (DB87478)
Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving. (Mystery Unrated)

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King (DB88221)
In 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson is climbing the so-called suicide stairs that lead to Castle Rock when a strange man calls to her. He offers her a button-covered wooden box, saying it can solve all her problems, but she must keep it safe. Some violence and some strong language. (Occult, Ghost, Supernatural, Suspense)

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber (DB89198)
Merry Smith is too busy with her family, holiday preparations, and a demanding boss to be thinking about dating. Her mother takes the decision out of her hands by setting her up with an online dating service--but her perfect match is someone she never expected. (Romance)

The Mistress: A Novel by Danielle Steel (DB86920)
Natasha Leonova is the young mistress of wealthy and powerful Russian oligarch Vladimir Stanislas, enjoying a life where she is spoiled and pampered as long as she is loyal. She meets Theo Luca, the son of a famous artist, and begins to think of a different life. (Romance, Some descriptions of sex)

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