Book picks as published in the March 15, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Glorious Heresies : a novel
By Lisa McInerney
One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland’s twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family. Winner of the 2016 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The Lesser Bohemians : a novel
By Eimear McBride
Upon arrival in London, an eighteen-year-old Irish girl begins anew as a drama student, with all the hopes of any young actress searching for the fame she’s always dreamed of. She struggles to fit in; then she meets an attractive older man. A captivating story of passion and innocence set across the bedsits of mid-nineties London, McBride holds new love under her fierce gaze.