For mind, body, and soul

The ti­tles in this week’s roundup of books of­fer ex­am­i­na­tions of men­tal health, medicine and science, as well some en­ter­tain­ing fic­tion.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Reads - Ge­orge Tait Jr Par­tridge, mem­oir Lynne Truss Cen­tury, con­tem­po­rary fan­tasy

THEY say 50 is the new 40. Thanks to ad­vances in nu­tri­tion and medicine, life can still be lived full tilt at the half cen­tury mark – un­less, that is, you have the bad luck to be di­ag­nosed with Parkin­son’s dis­ease. Au­thor Ge­orge Tait Jr was just 50 in 2011 when he felt the first cramp­ing pains of the de­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­der of the ner­vous sys­tem.

Grap­pling with his feel­ings, he turned to the In­ter­net to ex­press them in a blog, shar­ing not only his strug­gle to cope men­tally and phys­i­cally with the dis­ease but also his re­flec­tions on his life and the peo­ple around. This book is a col­lec­tion of those blog posts.

Gas­tro­physics: The New Science Of Eat­ing

IS he a cold-blooded se­rial killer or an un­sung hero who deals out the jus­tice that the sys­tem can­not? The spe­cial­ist cop set on his trail dis­cov­ers not only that there are re­mote com­mu­ni­ties where this shad­owy fig­ure is al­most ven­er­ated but also that the po­lice force it­self might har­bour sym­pa­this­ers who are will­ing to be­tray the law for him.

As we dis­cover more about this killer who tar­gets crim­i­nals, it’s ap­par­ent that there is much more to him than meets the eye.

Gone: A Girl, A Vi­o­lin, A Life Un­strung The Lu­nar Cats

should Alec risk tak­ing lit­tle Tetty into his home?

Au­thor: Pub­lisher:

My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward

Ai­hi­ave Servir

IndieGo Press, crime fic­tion

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