Book picks as published in the November 1, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Crying for the moon : a novel
By Mary Walsh
In her debut novel, comedian and social activist Mary Walsh has created the character of a young woman coming of age in late 1960s St. John’s, Newfoundland. All Maureen really wanted was to get her life going. Even now, with everyone against her, she has one thing that nobody can take away: she is indomitable. This year’s final StarFest event with Mary Walsh is sold out.
This is all a lie : a novel
By Thomas Trofimuk
Three lives, one unreliable narrator and the consequences of losing intimacy. Ray is leaving his mistress for the final time. At the bottom of her apartment tower, he answers his phone. It’s Nancy, his lover, and she is threatening to jump if he drives away. She wants emotional truth in an arena where everything is a lie. Meanwhile his wife Tulah is filled with secrets and denial.