Book picks as published in the April 5, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Vimy : the Battle and the Legend
By Tim Cook
Vimy has been described as the “birth of the nation.” But the meaning of that phrase has never been explored, nor has any writer explained why the battle continues to resonate with Canadians. On the 100th anniversary of Vimy, and as Canada celebrates 150 years as a country, this new book is about more than a defining battle: it is a story of Canadian identity and memory.
The Stone Carvers : a novel
By Jane Urquhart
A story of ordinary lives marked by obsession and transformed by art. At the centre are Klara Becker, the granddaughter of a master carver, haunted by a love affair cut short by the First World War, and her brother Tilman. They are swept into a colossal venture, as Toronto sculptor Walter Allward’s ambitious plans begin to take shape for a war memorial at Vimy, France.