Book picks as published in the May 31, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel
By Kathleen Rooney
She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur and a portrait of a remarkable woman in a changing America.
They may not mean to, but they do : a novel
By Cathleen Schine
Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children would prefer. She won’t take their advice, and she won’t take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. A tender, sometimes hilarious story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age.