Book picks as published in the October 11, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The First little bastard to call me gramps : poems of the late middle ages
By Bill Richardson
Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a “fresh and frisky” poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree. His candid reflections on the trials, tribulations, and humiliations of growing old are funny, sharp, and irreverent. The StarFest event on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 pm is sold out.
Seven fallen feathers : racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city
By Tanya Talaga
From 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were forced to leave home because there was no adequate high school on their reserves. Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city. Don’t miss this important StarFest event at the Arden on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm.