Book picks as published in the February 22, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Fifteen Dogs : an apologue
By Andre Alexis
A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking and those who embrace the change. Shortlisted for Canada Reads.
Waiting for First Light : my ongoing battle with PTSD
By Romeo Dallaire
A no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. Dallaire, traumatized by witnessing genocide in Rwanda, reflects on the nature of PTSD and the impact of that deep wound on his life since 1994, and on how he motivates himself and others to humanitarian work despite his constant struggle. On the Canada Reads longlist.
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