Book picks as published in the March 1, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Circle : a novel
By Dave Eggers
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. But what begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. Movie release April 28.
The Zookeeper’s Wife : a war story
By Diane Ackerman
1939: the Germans have invaded Poland. The keepers of the Warsaw zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, survive the bombardment of the city, only to see the occupiers ruthlessly kill many of their animals. Opposed to all the Nazis represented, the Zabinskis save as many as three hundred people from extermination. A moving and dramatic story of the power of empathy and the strength of love. Movie release March 31.