Book picks as published in the December 13, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
That’s my baby : a novel
By Frances Itani
At the end of Frances Itani’s Giller Prize—shortlisted Tell, a baby is adopted by a young Deseronto couple who are coming to terms with the end of the Great War. Eighteen years on, the baby, Hanora, now a young woman, is told about her adoption, but given no details. As a second world war looms, Hanora is determined to uncover the mysteries of her identity.
First snow, last light : a novel
By Wayne Johnston
Ned Vatcher, only 14, ambles home from school in the chill hush that precedes the first storm of the winter of 1936 to find the house locked, the family car missing, and his parents gone without a trace. From that point on, his life is driven by the need to find out what happened to the Vanished Vatchers. An epic family mystery with a powerful, surprise