Book picks as published in the March 29, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing : a novel
By Madeleine Thien
Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations–those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The Library is bringing this multiple award winning author to the Arden on March 29.
Exit West : a novel
By Mohsin Hamid
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they leave their homeland behind and emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.