Book picks as published in the August 30, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Witches of New York : a novel
By Ami McKay
The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide has left her old life to open a tea shop with a woman who feels it’s finally safe enough to describe herself as a witch: a former medical student and “keeper of spells”, Eleanor St. Clair. They cater to Manhattan’s high society ladies, specializing in cures, palmistry and potions—and in guarding clients’ secrets.
The Half-Drowned King : a novel
By Linnea Hartsuyker
The debut installment in a historical literary trilogy, this Viking saga conjures a brutal, superstitious, thrilling ninth-century world and the birth of a kingdom. Set in a mystical and violent world defined by honour, loyalty, deceit, passion, and courage, this is an electrifying adventure that breathtakingly illuminates the Viking world and the birth of Scandinavia.