Every month, staff from the Airdrie Public Library send the Airdrie City View a small collection of some of the titles available at the library, along with some short synopses. The titles include both adult fiction and non-fiction selections.
Here is the November 2022 submission, showcasing some of the library's books Airdrie readers can enjoy diving into as they approach the holiday season.
All good people here: A novel
Ashley Flowers with Alex Kiester
Everyone from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers the infamous case of January Jacobs, who was discovered in a ditch.
In the 20 years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, become a big-city journalist. But she's always been haunted by the fear that it could've been her. And the worst part is, January's killer has never been brought to justice.
When Margot returns home, news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who's gone missing under eerily similar circumstances.
With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and solve January's murder once and for all.
Boys From Biloxi
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the 1960s and were childhood friends. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, and Hugh's father became the "Boss" of Biloxi's criminal underground.
Keith went to law school and followed in his father's footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and working in his father's clubs.
The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: a Memoir
The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.
In an extraordinary story that only he could tell, Matthew Perry takes readers onto the sound stage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction.
Candid, self-aware, and told with his trademark humor, Perry vividly details his lifelong battle with the disease and what fuelled it despite seemingly having it all. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that shares the most intimate details of the love Perry lost, his darkest days, and his greatest friends.
Unflinchingly honest, moving, and hilarious: this is the book fans of the treasured sitcom have been waiting for
Dinner in One: Exceptional and Easy One-Pan Meals
A collection of 100 simple one-pan, one-pot, or one-sheet recipes that minimize clean-up times, including such dishes as miso-glazed salmon with roasted sugar snap peas, cheesy meatball parm with spinach, and gingery coconut noodles with shrimp and greens.