Book picks as published in the February 7, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
A Reckoning : a novel
By Linda Spalding
The novel opens in the spring of 1885, when John Dickinson is involved in a shameful secret that will require a tragic decision. The family’s resources have been wasted by a reckless brother who holds all of them hostage and, adding fuel to John’s desperation, the enslaved workers have been visited by a Canadian abolitionist who pushes them to escape.
An American marriage : a novel
By Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control. Publication release date February 6.