September 2010 Registered Reader

Huge Titles in Large Print!

September’s Hot List is packed full of new releases, bestsellers, and critically acclaimed titles. And as always, these titles are available in multiple formats, including five sizes of large print, braille, and DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System). So, whatever your reading needs, ReadHowYouWant helps you find the book you want to read, in the format that you read best in. Check out some of September’s featured titles below, or visit www.readhowyouwant.com to browse all 5,000 titles currently available. [Upper left box:] 1. 2. 3. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman Meeks by Julia Holmes The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War by Asne Seierstad

4. By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham 5. The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets by Charles R. Morris 6. 7. 8. Deep Water by Peter Corris Abner Doubleday: Boy Baseball Pioneer by Montrew Dunham Max the Movie Director by Trina Wiebe

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman (New World Library)—Connect with Your Spiritual Self Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this multimillion-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has been translated into more than twenty languages and has inspired men and women of all ages worldwide. For 30 years, this classic tale, told with heart and humor, has spoken to the peaceful warrior in each of us. It tells the story of Dan awakening one night, and wandering into an all-night gas station. There he meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats.

Meeks by Julia Holmes (Small Beer Press)—August 2010 Indie Next Notable Book “A highly imaginative debut finds a stark Darwinian logic in a rigidly hierarchical society…Holmes has fashioned a terrifying and utterly convincing world in which the perfect human being is one stripped of all illusions,” praised Publishers Weekly of this newly released novel. Back from war with a nameless enemy, Ben finds that his mother is dead, and his family home has been reassigned by the state. A dark satire rendered with the slapstick humor of a Buster Keaton film, Meeks portrays a world at once hilarious and disquieting, in which frustrated revolutionaries and hopeful youths suffer alongside the lost and the condemned. Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats. The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War by Asne Seierstad (Basic Books)— Vivid, Unsparing Reportage on the Tragedies in Chechnya

The New York Times wrote, “Seierstad has produced a masterly and much needed call to attention for the international community.” Asne Seierstad has traveled regularly to Chechnya since the Russian invasion on New Year’s Eve 1994. In this book she describes the effects of the invasion on those trying to live their daily lives amidst violence. In a broken and devastated society, the author lived among the wounded and the lost, including the orphaned children of Grozny, asking the question: What happens to children who grow up surrounded by war and accustomed to violence? This book received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats.

By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham (Public Affairs)—An Epic Examination This New York Times bestseller is a penetrating political biography of the controversial Defense Secretary, by a longtime military affairs correspondent for The Washington Post. Bradley Graham, who closely covered Rumsfeld’s challenging tenure at the Pentagon, offers an insightful biography of a complex and immensely influential personality. What emerges is a layered and revealing portrait of a man whose impact on U.S. national security affairs will long out-live him. Politico stated, “Donald Rumsfeld has been excoriated by both Democrats and Republicans for his handling of the Iraq war. This biography reveals a more nuanced picture than the conventional wisdom would suggest.” Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats. The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets by Charles R. Morris (Public Affairs) Throughout the violent financial disruptions of the past several years, three men have stood out as beacons of judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Library Journal praises, “Morris’s succinct but insightful biographies and his

provocative criticisms make this an informative and recommended choice.” Though their experiences and styles vary—Buffett is the canny stock market investor; Soros is the reader of shifting global tides in trade and currencies; and Volcker is the regulator and governor, sheriff and clean-up crew—they have very much in common. With the benefit of his own deep understanding of markets and finance, Morris brilliantly analyzes the records of these men, distilling their wisdom and experience—and argues for the importance of consistent values in navigating the treacherous terrain of today’s globalized world. Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats. Deep Water by Peter Corris (Allen & Unwin)—Winner, Ned Kelly Award for Fiction, 2009 Stripped of his private detective license and devastated by the murder of his partner Lily Truscott, Cliff Hardy travels to the U.S. to help Lily’s brother’s tilt for a world boxing title. In San Diego he meets Margaret McKinley, who is concerned about the disappearance of her father. Hardy undertakes to investigate in association with Hank Bachelor, his former associate who now runs his own agency. Energized by the case and by his attachment to Margaret, Hardy obeys the strict rules for the restoration of his health—but in pursuing the truth and the malefactors, he makes his own rules. Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats.

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ReadHowYouWant also provides children and young adult readers with a wide variety of choices in large print and accessible formats. (Please highlight as a heading) Abner Doubleday: Boy Baseball Pioneer by Montrew Dunham (Patria Press)—Part of the Young Patriots Series Readers ages six to nine will share Abner Doubleday’s enthusiasm and love of baseball, and recognize him as a heroic general who fought bravely in two wars in this installation of the Young Patriots series. An early adapter of modern baseball rules, Abner adored the sport and helped bring it into mainstream American sporting. As a boy, he loved nothing more than playing ball—whether it be “one old cat” or “three old cat”—with his brother and friends. Even as a child, Abner displayed the leadership skills and good sportsmanship that helped him advance the rules of baseball and lead his soldiers into battle during the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. Special features include a summary of Abner’s adult accomplishments, fun facts detailing little-known tidbits of information about him, and a time line of his life. Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats.

Max the Movie Director by Trina Wiebe (Lobster Press) The Max-a-Million series follows the adventures of Maxamillian J. Wigglesworth III, who is determined to become a millionaire by age twelve. But whether he’s a magician in search of a money-making trick, a hero looking for someone to rescue, or a movie director set to make the next box office hit, his get-rich-quick schemes often end in spectacular disaster! Max and his best friend Sid might not manage to make millions, but they always find lots of action, and discover that money isn’t the greatest reward after all. The Montreal Review of Books praises, “...funny and simple, and with fewer than a hundred pages, [it] is ideal for children ready to move beyond early readers.” Click here to learn more about this title in large print and accessible formats.

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