APL Book Page: April – AirdrieToday.com

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.

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 April 2022 submission, showing some of the library’s books Airdrie readers can enjoy getting lost in this spring.

Adult Fiction

The Recovery Agent

Janet Evanovich

https://catalogue.tracpac.ab.ca/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.3&pos=1&cn=1866615

Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types.

But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire – it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.

Diamond Eye

Kate Quinn

Description: The diamond eye : a novel

https://catalogue.tracpac.ab.ca/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.3&pos=3&cn=1952681

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kyiv, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son.

But Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must reinvent herself from a studious girl to a deadly sniper, ultimately becoming a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death.

Based on a true story.

Adult Nonfiction

22 Murders: Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles to Justice in Nova Scotia

Paul Palango

Description: 22 murders : investigating the massacres, cover-up and obstacles to justice in Nova Scotia

https://catalogue.tracpac.ab.ca/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.3&pos=1&cn=1956236

As news broke of a killer rampaging across the tiny community of Portapique, Nova Scotia, late on April 18, 2020, details were oddly hard to come by. The RCMP was largely silent then, and continued to obscure the actions of dentist Gabriel Wortman.

Watching the RCMP stumble through the Portapique massacre, Palango knew the story behind the headlines was more complicated and damning than anyone was willing to admit. Palango peels away the layers of this murderous episode, unearthing the collision of failure and malfeasance that cost a quiet community 22 innocent lives.

Pandora’s Jar: Women in Greek Myths

Natalie Hayes

Description: Pandora's jar : women in Greek myths

https://catalogue.tracpac.ab.ca/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.3&pos=1&cn=1952678

The tellers of Greek myths – historically men – have routinely sidelined the female characters. When they do take a larger role, women are often portrayed as monstrous, vengeful or just plain evil.

In this book, Natalie Haynes puts the women of the Greek myths on an equal footing with the men. Haynes revolutionizes our understanding of epic poems, stories, and plays, resurrecting them from a woman’s perspective and tracing the origins of Ancient Greece’s mythic female characters.

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