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BOOK NOTES: "Queen of Spies," "Bite Me," "True Crime Addict"

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Grand Forks Public Library

"Queen of Spies" by Paddy Hayes. The author recounts the fascinating story of the evolution of the British Secret Intelligence Service from World War II to the Cold War through the eyes of Daphne Park, one of its outstanding and most unusual operatives.

"Bite Me" by Ally Hilfiger. Hilfiger struggled since she was 7 years old with physical symptoms that no doctor could explain. After suffering everything from joint pain to night sweats, memory loss to nausea and brain fog, a doctor in the psych ward finally gave her the answers she desperately had searched for with a diagnosis: She had Lyme disease. She would need to find her courage to heal physically, mentally and emotionally to become the survivor she is today.

"True Crime Addict" by James Renner. "Addict" covers the spellbinding investigation of the Maura Murray missing person case, which has taken on a life of its own for armchair sleuths across the web. It's a fascinating look at the case that's stumped authorities and has become one man's obsessive quest for answers.

"It's OK to Go Up the Slide" by Heather Shumaker. The author takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules for raising confident and creative kids. Shumaker offers guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way.

EGF Campbell Library

In "Eat Fat, Get Thin," Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science while achieving optimum wellness along the way.

"The Power of I Am" by Joel Osteen. This book reveals how you can discover your unique abilities and advantages to lead a more productive and happier life.

"Back from the Dead" by Bill Walton. Story recounts the sports icon's dramatic story, including his basketball and broadcasting careers, his many setbacks and rebounds, and his ultimate triumph as the toughest of champions.

"Life Reimagined" by Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Author redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course in understanding our health, our relationships, even our futures.