Book picks as published in the January 3, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Morningstar : growing up with books
By Ann Hood
Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of literature, Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of books. She recollects how books influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home. Later, books helped develop her political thinking and stoked her ambitions to travel the world.
Poetry will save your life : a memoir
By Jill Bialosky
An unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around fifty-one remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet. While Bialosky’s personal stories animate each poem, they touch on many universal experiences.