Book picks as published in the November 29, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Bellevue Square : a novel
By Michael Redhill
A darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity–and then her life–when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants—the regulars of Bellevue Square—are eager to contribute to Jean’s investigation. Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
We’ll all be burnt in our beds some night : a novel
By Joel Thomas Hynes
This is the story of one man’s kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships, and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become. Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Award for Fiction.