St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the December 20, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

Mr. Dickens and his carolMr. Dickens and his carol : a novel

By Samantha Silva

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their family and friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in… Laced with humour and rich historical detail.



Seven days of usSeven days of us : a novel

By Francesca Hornak

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Olivia, a doctor, having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, has been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long…  A witty and heartfelt holiday story.

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