Book picks as published in the November 15, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Refuge : a novel
By Dina Nayeri
An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to over achieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city.
All we leave behind : a reporter’s journey into the lives of others
By Carol Off
The gripping story of a family’s desperate attempts to escape Afghan warlords and the persecutions of refugee life, in hopes that their sons and daughters could dare to dream of peace and opportunity. Behind the scenes, one of Canada’s most respected journalists, Carol Off, is working assiduously to help the family achieve freedom and a promising future.