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.
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?
My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward
IndieGo Press, crime fiction