Book picks as published in the August 9, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Hope has two daughters : a novel
By Monia Mazigh
Unwilling to endure a culture of silence and submission, and disowned by her family, Nadia leaves her native Tunisia in 1984 amidst deadly violence, chaos, and rioting brought on by rising food costs, eventually emigrating to Canada to begin her life. More than twenty-five years later, Nadia’s daughter Lila reluctantly travels to Tunisia to learn about her mother’s birth country.
The Language of Solitude : a novel
By Jan-Philip Sendker
Brooding expat and journalist Paul Leibovitz is seeking a new life for himself in Hong Kong, one in which the grief over a recent family tragedy doesn’t consume him and his love for Christine Wu brings him great joy. Then Christine gets an unexpected and emotionally-charged letter from her estranged brother, Paul. This suspenseful novel offers a glimpse into contemporary China.