Book picks as published in the January 10, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Ghost orchard : the hidden history of the apple in North America
By Helen Humphreys
Delving deep into the storied past of the apple, Humphreys explores the intricate link between agriculture, settlement, and human relationships. In telling this hidden history, Humphreys writes movingly about the experience of her research. The result is a book that is both personal and universal, combining engaging storytelling, historical detail, and deep emotional insight.
Apron strings : navigating food and family in France, Italy and China
By Jan Wong
When Wong set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. The result is a memoir about family, an exploration of the globalization of food cultures, and a meditation on the complicated relationships between mothers and sons. Apron Strings is complex, unpredictable, and unexpectedly hilarious.