Book picks as published in the January 11, 2017 St. Albert Gazette.
The Promise of Canada : 150 years – people and ideas that have shaped our country
By Charlotte Gray
Get into the spirit of Canada’s sesquicentennial year with this award-winning writer’s look at 150 years of Canadian history. What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? Gray has chosen people whose ideas have caught her imagination, ideas that over time have become part of our collective conversation.
A Number of Things : stories of Canada told through fifty objects
By Jane Urquhart
Urquhart chose 50 Canadian objects and wove a rich and surprising narrative that speaks to our collective experience as a nation. Each object is beautifully illustrated by the noted artist Scott McKowen, with Jane Urquhart conjuring and distilling meaning and magic from these unexpected facets of our history.