Every month, the Airdrie Public Library staff sends the Airdrie City View some short synopses of some of the books they have in their collection. Here is the August "Book Page," highlighting both fictional and non-fictional reads Airdronians can enjoy this fall.
The Rose Code
The year is 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes.
Skip forward to 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, a mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of the women's Bletchley Park past.
The Madness of Crowds
Chief Inspector Gamache finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request, when we's asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. While Gamache is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Sureté du Quebec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough.
That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson, and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture.
Still Life: the Myths and Magic of Mindful Living
Rebecca Pacheco returns to focus on mindfulness, demystifying a seemingly esoteric practice, and giving readers practical, real-life tools to implement mindfulness in their own lives.
Pacheco challenges readers to dig deep and develop the tools that can ultimately lead to joy – including waking up in the present, reclaiming the moment, and living life fully.
Lifelines: a Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health
Leana S. Wen
From the front lines of public health crises, Leana Wen unveils the invisible hand of public health, showing how it uniquely encompasses science, advocacy, medicine, and politics.
Delivered with gripping storytelling and unmatched authority, Dr. Wen offers an uplifting memoir, a window on to the inner workings of public health, and a galvanizing call to understand health for all as a fundamental human right.