Book picks as published in the June 7, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Hide : a novel
By Matthew Griffin
The story of a hidden life and the very recent history of gay love in America. Set in a declining textile town in North Carolina, Hide is the love story of Wendell, a taxidermist, and Frank, a veteran of World War II. They meet after the war, in a time when such love holds real danger. Severing nearly all ties with the rest of the world, they carve out a home for themselves on the outskirts of town.
Moonstone: the boy who never was : a novel
Steinn is queer in a society in which the idea of homosexuality is beyond the furthest extreme. His city, Reykjavik in 1918, is homogeneous and isolated and seems entirely defenseless against the Spanish flu, which has already torn through Europe, Asia, and North America and is now lapping up on Iceland’s shores. A mind-bending miniature historical epic.